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From the moment that 7 Years Today takes the stage, it is clear this band is a force to be reckoned with. Part rock and roll swagger, part wistful country, the band blends a charismatic, high-energy stage show with the best elements of American music.
The band has defined a sound that fuses southern rock, country, and blues. Their sound paired with a live show that rivals the energy of the big rock acts has made 7 Years Today a band to watch for on the Texas scene. During their time performing together, the band has shared the stage with Charlie Robison, Cory Morrow, Wade Bowen, Stoney Larue, Whiskey Myers, Roger Creager, Blackberry Smoke, Bleu Edmondson, Thieving Birds, and Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights.
How did it all start?
“I took 435 out of Kansas City,” the first words of “Kansas City,” the lead-off single from 7 Years Today represents how both a journey and a band began. This is the true story of Mylon English (lead vocalist/rhythm guitar) heading out from his home in Kansas City, Missouri to serve in the U.S. Army and eventually start 7 Years Today. While serving at Fort Sill in Oklahoma and then Fort Hood in Texas, Mylon spent his spare time writing songs and singing. He started an earlier version of the band that eventually led to a chance fill-in gig for Matt Siegel. What started out as a guy sitting in for beer and a little bit of gas money turned into a partnership between the two musicians. Matt, lead guitarist, a veteran of both the New York and Texas music scenes, fast recognized the talent and potential the band held and signed on to play an active role in the band’s development. Matt brought on long-time friend and bassist, Brad Kokocinski, who had previously met playing together in a band that toured Texas regionally. The band is rounded out by Frank Ramirez, a Texas native and drummer that cut his teeth playing in Central Texas bands ranging in styles from country and blues rock to punk and alternative.
Ultimately, these musicians were fans of music first. Knowing that a song can mean salvation and as a band of songwriters, writes the truth that they know. Songs like “Kansas City” by Mylon or “Last Train” penned by Matt (both available for streaming at www.7yearstoday.com) speaks to their own personal truths but reveal universal themes. With this inward look, this introspection, the band pulls in listeners and allows them to relate on their own level.
7 Years Today is a Shock Top True Music Artist through Jack Hilliard Anheuser-Busch Distributing in Temple, TX.