Seven Years Past

Seven Years Past

 Sarasota, Florida, USA
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SW FL rock act w/2011 direct support slots with Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, Taproot, Filter, Fuel & Vertical Horizon. New EP produced by Robby Takac (Bassist for The Goo Goo Dolls) to be released 1Q2013

Biography

Following the end of several of Southwest Florida’s most popular regional modern rock acts, Seven Years Past was born in 2008 when singer Lisa Larkin teamed up with guitarist Mark Medeiros to begin the next chapter of their musical destinies. After the departure of their former bassist, the group enlisted Bret Calltharp – who had been in bands previously with Medeiros - to become its new bass player in October 2010. With the addition of new drummer Allen Pryor, Seven Years Past continues to bring its high energy brand of modern rock to venues throughout Florida.

They have the distinction of winning “Battle of the Bands” competitions in cities ranging from Port Charlotte and St. Pete to their home base of Sarasota. The group swept the local music categories in the 2010 Creative Loafing "Best of the Suncoast" Reader's Poll and was recognized as one of the top ten bands in Tampa Bay by WSUN 97X. They also recently won the Tampa finals of the "Hard Rock International Battle of the Bands" at the Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa, one of 68 worldwide finalists. The group was also a finalist in WJRR Orlando's "Last Band Standing" contest and Jacksonville's "Rumble for Rockville" competition in 2011.

The group was selected to provide direct tour support for Silent Majority Group recording artists Tantric during their summer 2010 tour. This opportunity allowed Seven Years Past to introduce themselves to fans in New York, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Tantric violinist Marcus Ratzenboeck has since appeared with the group at select performances and is currently writing new material with the band.

Described as an “invigorating post-rock entity” by the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Seven Years Past features a blend of heartfelt, emotional lyrics and raw musical power. "It's definitely edge-of-your-seat style. That's what we're trying to go for." Larkin said. “We are mainstream rock – not too heavy, not too light – just right.” Larkin’s soulful lyrics originate from a number of sources, as she told New York’s “Tool & Die” Magazine. “Inspiration comes from other peoples’ mistakes. Mistakes that affect my friends, thus affecting me. People that I love. It’s sick. I watch them break up, make up, and I write about it all. Music, it’s almost like a photograph for me. It can tell me where I've been.”

The band left Florida for the serenity of RadioStar Studios in Northern California to record their first full length CD. Produced by multi-platinum producer Sylvia Massy (TOOL, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, Johnny Cash) and mastered by Tom Baker (30 Seconds to Mars/Velvet Revolver) of Precision Mastering, “24 Days in May” features such crowd favorites as the hard hitting “Knots”, the soaring ballad “Recent Tragedy” (featuring backup vocals by Massy) the pop infused introspection of “You Said”. Reviewer Gigi Gautier of “Tool & Die” stated, “Lisa Larkin sings with passion few possess and many desire. She strikes out fearlessly with a wave of raw emotion…there isn’t an uncomfortable musical moment on the CD.” Since releasing the CD, Seven Years Past has been featured on radio stations such as WTMY 1280 AM, "The Rock Show" on 96.5 WSLR, WSUN 97X, 105.9 the Buzz, WJRR in Orlando and 106.9 WSRQ.

The group headed to Buffalo, NY this past June to record their follow up EP at GCR Audio with producer Robby Takac, co-founder/bassist of The Goo Goo Dolls.

The band has headlined venues across Florida, from Freebird Live in Jacksonville to The State Theatre in St. Petersburg and Hard Rock Live Orlando with dates that included direct support slots for Saving Abel, Taproot, Tantric, Filter, Fuel, Vertical Horizon, Alien Ant Farm and a performance at Tampa’s 1-800 Ask Gary Amphitheatre with Journey, Night Ranger and Foreigner. The band also proudly showcased on the 2012 Florida Music Festival's Hard Rock Rising stage

Lyrics

TUFF

Written By: 7 YEARS PAST (lisa larkin)

Take some time to re-evaluate all those symptoms as you misbehave, the damage you've already done, you can't take that out on me. Its not my fault you envy, it's not my fault that you gave up I was not there as you fell down,try to make sense of it now, of all the words in the world I know I can say that
ch...Tuff is a word that I would not use if i had to describe you, its all about the chance you take and im just there to remind you
There you sit with all your friends over and over the same word said, about the things you could have done, if it hadn't been for me, I didn't even know you ,I wasn't anywhere where around, when you fell down, try to make sence of it now, of all the words in the world I know I can say that
:ch

Discography

"Untitled EP"
Produced by Robby Takac
Co-Produced/Engineered by Justin Rose
GCR Audio (Buffalo, NY)
1Q 2013 Release

"24 Days in May"
Produced by Sylvia Massy
Co-Produced/Engineered by Lori Castro
Radiostar Studios (Weed, CA)
Mastered by Tom Baker @ Precision Mastering
2010

Set List

1.INTRO
2,CHEMICAL WOMAN
3.DON'T BLAME ME
4.EMPTY
5.RECENT TRAGEDY (ballad)
6.TUFF
7.MY OWN WORST ENEMY
8.ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
9.THE WEIGHT
10.YOU SAID
11.TRIP AND FALL
12.KNOTS
We have a few covers that we throw in once in a while including a rock version of BILLY JEAN, FUCK IT (I DON'T WANT YOU BACK) by Emond and IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE