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Bio Of An Original Rock Band (www.shiftseven.com)
(The story so far)
Shift Seven is an unsigned original rock band from Central PA that write and perform in the 'Classic Rock' style.
The three guys that make up the band ‘Shift Seven’ are Terry Gayhart, Keith Myers and Rick Boltz, all from the Lebanon, Pa area. The guys have been together for over 20 years with this ‘project’ just to write and perform music that they are proud of and to produce albums, videos and a local reputation as a testament to their efforts over the years. In this endeavor, they have been very successful. The whole project is one of self production and creation. All of this work was paid for with sweat equity and hard to book gigs. Hard to book because not many venues locally are looking for original music. But they have garnered a reputation that attracts other great local musicians that want to sit in with them from time to time. They love the chance to add to their three piece power trio… icing on the cake.
Shift Seven has been chosen 5 years in a row to play the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA. Twice (including this year) a Shift Seven song was chosen for the compilation CD out of the other 300 band submissions from around the country. Their music has sold and been on the radio in Europe. In the small venues they usually play, a common statement is heard over and over…”What are you guys doing in this place? You should be touring big places.”
All of this was accomplished without a manager or booking agent and on a shoestring budget but with the goal of a quality end product. They pride themselves in being able to sound like their recording when playing live. Other unique things about the band; All three members write songs. Keith and Terry switch between bass, guitar and lead vocal duties according to the needs of each song, usually multiple times during a set. Probably why the albums are a bit eclectic.