- Artist: Seven
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/17/2007
When his six years older brother founded a band at the age of 16, 9 year old Seven used to stagger about the rehearsal room, totally excited and always humming. Later the band were missing a singer and so Seven was encouraged by his brother Micha to hum his own melodies into the microphone. Son of a tenor and pianist, writing lyrics and composing music was an in-born natural habit. During his time in high school he was also part of a group named â€œNatural Acapellaâ€ and was quickly invited to appear a few times on Swiss National TV SFDRS. Thereafter, the band was showered with offers so that they were booked out for three whole years! Simultaneously, the band progressed further and then 18 year old Seven had grown into a genuinely talented singer/songwriter. His love for music was embedded in his soul. He dedicated time to his first album â€œDedicated toâ€¦â€. The reaction to his album exceeded all expectations and an exciting and turbulent year followed during which he went on a successful club tour throughout Switzerland with DJ Flink. In Autumn of 2002, SEVEN presented â€œDedicated toâ€¦â€ for the first time to the audience in ZÃ¼richâ€™s Club Xtra with his band, as supporting act of Bilal. A tour followed of which the definite highlight was the appearance as supporting act of Destinyâ€™s Child. During the same time he started to work fervently on his second album which reflected a more mature and experienced SEVEN. On May 24, 2004, his second album â€œSeven Soulâ€ was released. The first single release, â€œSynthetic Soulâ€, climbed to number 29 on the single charts and the album reached number 35. A considerable achievement for SEVEN, who wasnâ€™t yet fully established as an artist in Switzerland. This was soon to change in the course of the year with his SevenSoul tour through which he proved his live performance abilities once and for all. He gained more and more radio airplay with songs such as â€œSynthetic Soulâ€, â€œFriendsâ€, â€œMake u Happyâ€ and â€œThis Timeâ€ and became a favoured live guest. The media took notice of him too after having seen and heard him live on stage. The crown of all this was the Award for Best Newcomer which was granted him on November 16, 2004 at AVO SESSION Basel by the SUISA Foundation. He was praised by the Jury which consisted of various personalities from the Swiss music scene as the new hope for Swiss Funk, Soul and R&B and as a true entertainer with significant talent for song writing and performing. On the same night SEVEN performed in a sold out venue as supporting act of Lionel Richie. The audience was so thrilled by SEVENâ€™s performance that he was rewarded with standing ovations. The following December, he appeared again together with various Swiss stars at the Bluewin Music Session in Zurich. SEVEN has played at all major open air festivals in Switzerland and has featured in the Swiss Film â€œThe Handymanâ€ After a successful year, â€œLovejamâ€, his third album followed - a high quality, sensuous and appealing diary of love. It entered the Swiss top ten album charts from 0 to 9. His hit singles and video clips created quite a storm among his new and old fans and SEVEN again caught everyoneâ€™s attention with his recent track, â€žMotherâ€œ. After spending a successful year on his â€œLovejam Tourâ€, 2005 ended with a sensational UK DEBUT concert at the infamous CARGO Club in London. His performance made such a huge impact that as a result he was asked to perform at the opening night of Robert Redfordâ€™s Sundance Film Festival in UTAH in January, 2006. In both 2006 and 2005, Seven was invited to perform a concert with cult-group, Boney-M and then at the UNICEF Gala, attended by many international prominent guests. Seven spent most of 2006 devoting his time and energy on new songs and spending time at some of the top recording studios in the USA. Continuing to keep to the lucky last number 7 of this special year, Seven launched his much-awaited fourth album 'Home', released February 23rd, 2007. â€žHOMEâ€œ entered the Swiss album charts straight at Nr. 5! An incredible and well-deserved entry for the Soul Brother, SEVEN. Since the album release end of February, the media response has been amazing, giving artist and album top marks and critics, placing him in the realms of his international counter-parts on the soul, RnB scene. The first album single 'Wake Up', is produced by Keith Crouch & Rashaan Patterson (award winners for productions with Brandy and Toni Braxton). 'Home' is a unique collaboration between Seven and carefully chosen international producers and musicians, namely former Prince band members, the great Sheila E (percussion), Mike Scott (guitar), Eric Leeds (Sax), the legendary Larry Gold (strings), as well as great names such as James Poyser, Myron, Ivan â€œOrthodoxâ€œ Barias & Carvin â€œRansumâ€œ Haggins and Commissioner Gordon. Seven is also joined by the wonderful soul queens, Conya Doss and Tamar Davis, whose vocal talents are a true musical treat! With â€œHomeâ€, he awakes a deep, warm and tingling sense of belonging and the feeling of being at home, no matter where one is in this world. â€œHomeâ€. a real treat of instrumentation and soulful lyrics, marks an important milestone in Sevenâ€™s international career.
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