7th Heaven (band)

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7th Heaven
OriginChicago, Illinois
Years active1985–present
LabelsNTD Records
Associated actsStyx, Bon Jovi
MembersRichard Hofherr
Mike Mooshey
Mark Kennetz
Nick Cox
Adam Heisler
Past membersTony DiGiulio
Tony Golec
Danny Weymouth
Andrew Blake
Dan Miller
Mark Jones
Matt Clark
Erica Heiden
Stephen Jensen
Alby Odum
Dave Carozzo
Dean Cutenelli
Chris Senior
Keith Semple
Anthony Fedorov

7th heaven is a Chicago, Illinois-based rock band created by guitarist Richie Hofherr, Tony Di Giulio, and Michael Mooshey. Formed in 1985, it has continued up to present day with changing band members.

7th heaven was managed by Alec John Such of Bon Jovi and James Young of Styx in 1997-1998. 7th heaven is currently managed by NTD Management, which also manages such bands as "1 Speed Go" & HiFi Superstar. They are signed to NTD Records, writing over 3000 songs by now, doing many shows and selling 25,000 CDs to date. Their acclaimed Silver 30-tracks double CD released in 2004 has been a very popular favourite release.[1][2][3]

The title of their 2008 release 14-track album USA-UK comes from joining of the Northern Ireland singer, Keith Semple joining the American AOR band.[4] Semple had been in Popstars: The Rivals a UK singing competition and had eventually become a member of boy band One True Voice during the period 2002-2003, before the band broke up. Semple had a gold record with One True Voice mainly through their double A side hit "Sacred Trust/After You're Gone"[5] that had reached #2 in the British music charts.

The band released the album entitled Jukebox in 2010 on the occasion of the band's 25 years. It contains over 700 of the band's song from its start to then. They have also recorded another Semple-led album entitled Pop Media in 2011 containing 22 new songs.[6]

In January 2013, Keith Semple left the band and was replaced by Anthony Fedorov as lead singer.[7] In June of that year, they released the album Synergy. On August 22, 2013 the band announced that Fedorov was no longer in the band. After Federov's departure, Keith Semple became the band's temporary lead vocalist. [8]

On December 1, 2014, Adam Blair was announced as the new lead singer. Adam has also been in bands such as Dot Dot Dot, Adam and the Go Comets and The Fabulous Janes.

Personnel[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Richard Hofherr - guitars, vocals, keyboards (co-founder)
  • Mike Mooshey - drums (co-founder)
  • Adam Heisler - lead vocals
  • Mark Kennetz - bass, vocals
  • Nick Cox - guitar, vocals

Former members[edit]

  • Tony DiGiulio (co-founder)
  • Tony Golec
  • Danny Weymouth
  • Andrew Blake
  • Dan Miller
  • Mark Jones
  • Matt Clark
  • Erica Heiden
  • Stephen Jensen
  • Alby Odum
  • Dave Carozzo
  • Dean Cutenelli
  • Chris Senior
  • Keith Semple
  • Anthony Fedorov
  • Natalie Yacovazzi

Supporting musicians[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Time Has Come (1990)
  • White & Black Cassette (1992)
  • Cassette (1996)
  • Cassette (1997)
  • Media Overkill (1998)
  • Pop Life (1999)
  • Faces Time Replaces (2000)
  • Silver (2003)
  • Sampler – Volume 1 (2004)
  • Christmas CD (2005)
  • Live At Durty Nellies CD/DVD (2005)
  • Medley CD (2007)
  • U.S.A - U.K. (2008)
  • Unplugged (2009)
  • Pop Medley 2 (2009)
  • Medley CD/DVD (2010)
  • Jukebox (2010)
  • Merry Christmas in Chicago (2010)
  • Pop Media (2011)
  • Synergy (2013)
  • Dance Media (2013)
  • Spectrum (2014)
  • Pop Medley 3 (2015)
  • Next (2015)
  • The Best of 1985–2015 (2015)
  • Luminous (2017)

DVD / Blu-Ray[edit]

  • Live At Durty Nellies CD/DVD (2005)
  • Live At Soldier Field DVD (2010)
  • Live At Schaumburg Septemberfest DVD (2011)
  • Return To Schaumburg Live DVD & Blu-Ray (2014)
  • Live On Oasis Of The Seas–Blu-Ray Only (2015)

In popular culture[edit]

  • Band was managed by Alec John Such of "Bon Jovi" and James Young of the band "Styx"
  • Performed on "The Jenny Jones Show" (with over 75 Million Viewers Worldwide)
  • They sang the American National Anthem at the United Center - Chicago Bulls - L.A. Lakers basketball game on March 21, 2009
  • They opened for Bon Jovi and Kid Rock at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 30, 2010 after winning the popular vote in an online-based contest
  • Anthony Federov was on Season 4 of "American Idol"
  • Keith Semple is on 2015 Season 9 of "The Voice" on NBC
  • Natalie Yacovazzi is on 2015 Season 9 of "The Voice" on NBC

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melodic article reviewing Silver
  2. ^ "MelodiRock article on 7th Heaven reviewing USA-UK". Archived from the original on 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2009-05-22.
  3. ^ "Progressive World review by Joshua Turner of the album Silver". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2009-12-25.
  4. ^ "Revelationz.net article: "7th Heaven: USA-UK". Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-25.
  5. ^ Music video for "Sacred Trust" featuring Keith Semple as member of One True Voice
  6. ^ Hard Rock Hideout Interviews 7th Heaven’s Richie Hofherr
  7. ^ American Idol Alum Anthony Fedorov Joins Rock Band, Expecting First Child
  8. ^ a b 7th Heaven part with anthony fedorov

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