Hope 7 was a pop rock band that performed together from 2003-2005. The band members consisted of Kristi McClave (lead singer), Dave Noble (guitarist), Chevy Martinez (bassist) and Chase Duddy (drummer).
Performing since the age of six, McClave was discovered by record producer Rodney Jerkins. McClave was then chosen by Antonina Armato and Tim James to be a featured vocalist for the pop group 3Gs, but finding the right mix of singers for the group proved difficult, 3Gs eventually disbanded. However, McClave continued to work with some of the same producers, leading to a more rock-oriented sound. McClave provided the track entitled "Breakthrough" for the Legally Blonde 2 soundtrack. The artist for that particular track was credited as "Hope 7", even though the band's lineup was not final at the time. McClave was signed to Hollywood Records, toured with the MTV TRL tour and was awarded a Gold Record for her work with the 3gs.
In early 2004, Noble, Martinez and Duddy joined the band to fully form "Hope 7". The song "Breakthrough" was also featured in The Cheetah Girls soundtrack and the music video for the song was played on Disney Channel, increasing the band popularity. The band toured with the ATV Pro Volleyball tournament and also released the song "I Want Everything" which was featured in the soundtrack for the 2004 film Sleepover and the 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, Go Figure.
Hope 7's single "Breakthrough" went Platinum earning the band their first and only Platinum Record.
Hope 7 disbanded after the release of their first album. They are no longer performing together.
- Hope 7 (2005)
- Breakthrough (2004)