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Seasons Greetings!!

All Members of the 7 MiLE ARMY! Seasons Greetings ALL! Another year has come to an end and we would like to extend our best wishes to you and yours this holiday season! 2010 has been an exciting year for us and YOU are the ones that made that all happen, so thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts! As the sun sets on 2010 and the dawn of 2011 begins, we would like to send thanks to the people that allowed us to embark on this journey. Thank you to ALL our friends, family and supporters, thank you to our producer Dennis Field for always believing in us as we do in you. Thank you to the clubs, pubs, bars and festivals that allowed us to play our music this past year. AND last but not least, thank you to the creators of music! The GREATEST gift. To finish off the year, we would ALSO like to update you on whats been happening with 7MS the past month or so. We would first like to invite you to view this months edition of SNAP dartmouth magazine where you will see your own 7 MiLE STARE as we took part in the Live 105 Auditions to open for Finger 11. Although we did not win, we had a blast as always! You can get your copy for free around the HRM or to view the article online, click: http://www.snapdartmouth.com/index.php?option=com_sngevents&id[]=217302 We also just recently finished a trip to New Brunswick, back to Darren's old stompin ground, where we play 2 shows back to back friday and saturday night. These shows were absolutely amazing and we would like to thank Uncle Larry's and Teazer's for having us! Our good friends 460 Kustom joined us both nights and we blew the doors off the border towns!! They definitely know NOW what Nova Scotia ROCK is all about. We met lots of new fans, made new friends and gained memories we'll never forget! ..some photos might even "wikileak" out ..maybe LOL!! NEW this past month is 7MS's debut release "Organized Chaos" going digital!! For those of you who are away and WANT a copy, you can go to: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/7milestare AND BUY YOUR COPY TODAY!! You will need a major credit card OR a paypal account to do so. The NEW price for "Organized Chaos" is $10.00 ...and DON'T FORGET, you can ALSO get 7MS T-Shirts AND Tanks buy e-mailing your request to: thisis7milestare@yahoo.ca And lastly, 7 MiLE STARE will be BACK in the studio in the NEW YEAR as we are taking part in Denmark Productions 10th Anniversary of the Halifax Plugged - In series! Halifax Plugged - In has seen 77 Bands/Acts and 171 songs (and counting) since its birth in 1998 and we are excited to be a part of its history. For more information, OR if YOUR band wants to be part of the Plugged - In series, contact Dennis Field at Denmark Productions: www.denmarkproductions.com Thanks for reading and please stay tuned!!

Wrapping up 2010!!

Hello 7 MiLE ARMY!!

So another year is quickly coming to an end. We're gearing up to send off 2010 and welcome 2011 with a BANG and already have 2 shows set for December 3rd and 4th in New Brunswick. (See facebook events page for details) We are also in the middle of putting together a FANS CHOICE show!! Check out our facebook discussion page and let us know who YOU would like to see 7MS play a show with to kick off 2010!!

Recently Stephen Clare, columnist for the Burnside News, did an interview with our own Chris Ricketson discussing the album and plans for the future. Ears open for more from Stephen Clare. Be sure and check HIM out on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739610109

After just wrapping up the show with Sandman this past Saturday night we would like to say a BIG "Thank You" to the guys and also to Montes Showbar and Grill for having us! Great show and we cant wait to see the boyz of Sandman again. Be sure and check them out at: http://www.sandmanonline.com/ OR check out some pic at: http://www.pbase.com/bonseye/sandman_tribute_to_metallica

Well thats about all for now. More posts to come but in the meanwhile be sure and check us out on myspace, facebook, youtube and at www.7milestare.com for ALL the latest on 7 MiLE STARE!!


The Begining!!

The idea for 7 MiLE STARE began in late 2009 with front man Chris Ricketson and drummer Rick Ruth. After playing around on the open mic scene as an acoustic duo, Ricketson and Ruth would officially form the band in February 2010 after adding friends Donnie Watson, Michael Cormier & Darren Crandall. Immediately, 7 MiLE STARE was generating a buzz on the music scene with Ricketson's powerful vocals and the bands high energy performance. The STARE immediately began to establish a following, which would come to be known as the 7 MiLE ARMY, and from here the future success of the band. They soon attracted the attention of producer Dennis Field of Denmark Productions who would enlist the band as part of the line up for the Halifax Plugged - In 9 compilation album. The album, featuring "Upside Down" and "OVERATED" was released Friday May 14th, 2010 and is set to be the launch pad of their career. Prior to the release of the Plugged - In 9 album, 7 MiLE STARE took part in the 2010 Chester Battle of the Bands. After a full day of music, including 15 bands, the STARE would be crowned the winners landing them a spot at Riverfest 2010! The band is currently preparing to record more music with Denmark Productions and plans to release a 6 song LP later this year.