Thursday, April 16, 2009

7th heaven Newsletter April 2009

7th heaven Newsletter April 2009

Welcome to the 7th heaven April Newslettter
Summer is just around the corner and we can't wait! We have been booking more and more summer festivals. It's still too early to release the dates because shows are still being added daily. Look for the summer schedule to be released in the May newsletter. Other than booking shows, We have been working a lot of a bunch of different things. Here's what we have going on...

Famous Freddies - R.I.P.
One of our favorite places to play is coming to a end. Famous Freddies in Mt. Prospect is closing and turning into a restaurant next week. This Saturday April 11 will be the last time you can see us at Famous Freddies. We have had a lot of great memories in this place and will miss it. Make sure you come out!!!

Walter E Smithe - Chicago Cubs - 7th heaven
We just got word that the Walter E. Smithe / Chicago Cubs TV Commercials will be starting to air this weekend. 7th heaven will be on heavy rotation on TV this Sunday and Monday (Cub Opener).

Our song "This Summer's Gonna Last Forever" will be featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, WGN, FOX, CNN, FOX NEWS, MSNBC, CNBC, TOC, BRAVO, FOOD, AND LIFETIME.

This summer IS gonna last forever!
See the TV ad here:

7th heaven sings the National Anthem on Worldwide TV
Did you see us perform the National Anthem on TV a few weeks ago? We were asked by the Chicago Bulls to come to the United Center to sing the National Anthem for the Chicago Bulls - L.A. Lakers Basketball Game. It was a sold out crowd and it was a awesome experience we'll never forget. In case you missed it you can see it here:

Animal House revisited & U. of I. craziness
Ok, so we have one more college show left before the school season ends and what a better way to celebrate then to throw a frat party. We'll be at the biggest frat party in U. of I. at the double trouble frat party on Saturday April 25. This should be a awesome party, if you're in Champaign, IL come out to the show. Tons of fun!!!

Wanna be in our next music video?
Would you like to be in our next music video? Shoot yourself singing our song "This Summer's Gonna Last Forever"! We wanna see you having a great time with the song. Let's see what you got! The more creative the better. All you fans in other countries, shoot yourself in a area that shows your country. All ages. Kids. In the car. Shoot the video and send it to us via our post box - 7th heaven, PO Box 66473, Chicago, IL 60666. If possible shoot the video and give us the raw footage. Email us if you want to load it onto a web server. Please get the video to us by the end of May and we'll release the video in June around the World. If you don't have the song or the lyrics, get it here for FREE -

Next 7th heaven cruise
Our next 7th heaven cruise will aboard Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas". We'll be leaving for a week from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and go to the Eastern Caribbean (St. Thomas, St. Maarten and the Bahamas). We'll be sailing out on February 20, 2010. You need $250 per person down to hold your room. You can put a deposit down and hold a room and pay your final payment in Decemeber or we also have payment plans that start around $80 a month ($20 a week). This ship is the newest and largest ship in the world. This ship is AMAZING! It is opened to the sky in the middle of the ship and has a outdoor concert venue with a outside movie screens.. too many things to list here.. check out the website to learn more. Also check out last years 7th heaven cruise here (video)

New Pop Medley - Part II
We just played our NEW Pop Medley 2 and it seems to be doing well. We played it first at Durty Nellies and since have cut a few songs shorter in the medley. We're going to play it one more time at Famous Freddies this Saturday and then we'll cut out some songs we don't think are working well in it and then it should be finalized for the summer. So if you would like to hear it in it's full length and want to give us feedback on it, come out this Saturday to Famous Freddies. And don't forget to give us feedback on it.

7th heaven blogger
So we finally changed our messageboard on our website to a blogger that the band and crew wil all be posting thoughts in. We are going to post all different types of things in the blogger to give you a insight of what our lives are like and what it takes to make 7th heaven run. Since we are new to blogging we're not sure if we'll open it up to everyone or not. Also the news section is now based off a blogger too, which will be easier for everyone to look back at the past news. We welcome any suggestions and things you would like to see.

New Music Video for "Cellophane"
Have you been to a 7th heaven show recently? If so, you are probably in the new "Cellophane" video. We collected shots from many of our shows over the past couple years and put together a kind of yearbook with many of you singing the song.
Check the video out here:

Help us promote it by adding it to your websites.

New Music Video for "Better This Way"
Check out the new music video for our song "Better This Way" off the "U.S.A.-U.K." CD. Shot over 2 days, this video is half storyline - half performance. The best place to see it will be our website under the 'video' tab and then click the 'music videos' channel.
Direct link is here:

Help us promote it by adding it to your websites.

Help us promote the song by sending your friends the video and feel free to leave us some feedback on those sites.

Our new original CD called "U.S.A.-U.K." is now available on iTunes. It is also available thru our "store" on our website and at all shows. The CD is $10.00 and contains 18 songs. If you only get one of our CD's, this is the one you should get. The entire CD can be heard on our jukebox.

Some reviews:
· Great songs are the heart of any great record and this album features great songs. - (Australia)
· It's hard to find something wrong with this U.S.A. - U.K. 100/100 - (France)
· Splendid 2nd release from the awesome US melodic rockers, which kicks out the sh** of the latest Def Leppard releases. - (Germany)
· In my opinion one of the best releases of year 2008. - (Italy)
· A remarkable piece of work - (Japan)

April 10 Claddagh - @
April 11 Famous Freddies
April 14 Real Time Sports - @
April 16 Fire Bar - @
April 17 Austins
April 18 Shark City
April 23 Keywester - @
April 24 John Barleycorn - Schaumburg
April 25 U of I Frat Party
April 29 Chicago Loop - @
April 30 Fatty's (NIU) - @

May 1 Cubby Bear
May 2 Chocolate Fest in Long Grove - @
May 2 Tailgaters
May 7 Finn McCools - Scham. - @
May 8 Durty Nellies
May 9 El Sombrero Cinco De Mayo Festival
May 12 Real Time Sports - @
May 16 Chicago City Limits
May 21 Keywester - @
May 22 Bourbon St
May 23 The Lodge
May 28 John Barleycorn - @
May 29 Put in Bay
May 30 Put in Bay

the @ symbol next to our shows means they are unplugged shows
Thanks for all your continued support. We love playing and as long as you keep coming out to see us play, we'll continue to be there.

Richard Hofherr
7th heaven

7th heaven | PO Box 66473 | Chicago | IL | 60666