Saturday, May 9, 2009

7th heaven News -May 2009

7th heaven Newsletter May 2009

Welcome to the 7th heaven May Newslettter
Warm weather has arrived! We have been working on booking the last few summer dates. We have been working on our new medley. We'll be recording this soon, so look for that. This month we'll be adding more songs to our set to prepare us for the summer. So look for a few more dates to be added to this schedule over the next couple months. So the main purpose for this email to send out our summer schedule.

7th heaven at Durty Nellies tonight
We'll be at Durty Nellies tonight (Friday May 8) at 11pm and play a long set of music. Durty Nellies is one of the best places to see us at. We'll be shooting some video footage tonight as well. This one of the last clubs shows we'll be doing for a while.

Cinco De Mayo - El Sombrero - Tent Festival
Each year around this time we play a festival in a tent. It's kinda our way to kick off the summer season. So this Saturday May 9 we will be in Mt. Prospect at El Sombrero at 8pm. We'll do a short unplugged set afterwards inside. Call to check on if this show is all-ages, they usually allow kids with parents.

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 - More added
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.. They just added the Broadway musical "Hairspray" to the ship.. check out the to learn more. Also check out last years 7th heaven cruise here (video)

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)

May 8 Durty Nellies
May 9 El Sombrero
May 12 Real Time Sports - @
May 16 Chicago City Liimits
May 17 Private Party
May 19 ABC 7 Private Party
May 21 Keywester
May 22 Bourbon Street
May 23 The Lodge
May 24 Navy Pier
May 28 John Barleycorn
May 29 Beer Barrel - PIB
May 30 Beer Barrel - PIB
June 2 Real Time Sports - @
June 4 Social Twenty Five - @
June 5 Blarney's Island
June 6 Arlington Park
June 6 Taste of Wheaton
June 7 Broken Oar
June 10 Bolingbrook Fest
June 11 Potters Place - @
June 12 Ohio Bike Week
June 13 Andersonville Fest
June 13 Pride o/t Fox RiverFest
June 14 Wells Street Art Fair
June 14 Deerfield Fest
June 16 Real Time Sports - @
June 18 Elk Grove Rotary Fest
June 19 John Barleycorn
June 20 St. Josaphat Summerfest
June 20 Elgin Brewfest
June 21 Chicago Summerfest
June 25 Fire Bar & Grill - @
June 26 Downers Grove Fest
June 26 C. of the Holy Spirit Fest
June 27 Taste of Joliet
June 27 Taste of Grayslake
June 28 Gay Pride Parade
June 28 St. Daniels Fest
June 30 Real Time Sports - @
July 2 Oak Fest
July 3 TBA
July 4 Skokie Fest
July 5 Naperville Ribfest
July 7 Real Time Sports - @
July 8 Darien Fest
July 9 Island in the City Fest
July 10 Byron Fest
July 11 Aurora Downtown Alive
July 11 Taste of Park Ridge
July 12 Rock Around the Block
July 12 Glendale Heights Fest
July 14 Buffalo Grove Fest
July 16 Mt. Prospect Fest
July 17 Dundee Fest
July 17 Chicago City Limits
July 18 Jack FM Cruise
July 18 German Fest
July 19 Sideouts - @
July 21 Hickory Hills Fest
July 22 Potters Place - @
July 23 Cary Fest
July 24 Streamwood Fest
July 25 Sugar Grove Corn Boil
July 25 Real Time Sports
July 26 Elk Grove Fest
July 26 Taste of Lincoln
July 28 Real Time Sports - @
July 30 Carol Stream Fest
July 31 Palatine Fest
July 31 Durty Nellies
August 1 Retro on Rosco
August 3 Ohio State Fair
August 4 Arlington Heights Fest
August 6 Hinsdale Fest
August 7 The Lodge
August 8 Wrigleyville Fest
August 8 Augustfest
August 9 Taylor Street Italian Fest
August 11 Real Time Sports - @
August 13 Millennium Park
August 13 Potters Place - @
August 14 Oak Brook Fest
August 14 John Barleycorn
August 15 Palmer College
August 16 Wood Dale Fest
August 20 Beer Barrel - PIB
August 21 Beer Barrel - PIB
August 22 Grayslake Summer Days
August 23 7th heaven BBQ
August 25 Gaylord Convention Center
August 27 CD & Me
August 28 Navy Pier
August 29 W. Payton's Roundhouse
August 30 Castaways / N. Ave Beach
September 1 Real Time Sports - @
September 4 Naperville Last Fling
September 5 Blarney's Island
September 6 Schaum. Septemberfest
September 10 Fire Bar & Grill - @
September 12 Forest Park Rib Fest
September 15 Real Time Sports - @
September 17 Finn McCool's - @
September 19 The Lodge
September 24 Keywester - @
September 25 McCormick Place - @
September 25 Durty Nellies
September 26 Huntley Fall Fest
September 29 Real Time Sports - @
October 2 Austin's
October 3 Big Brother, Big Sister
October 17 Shark City
October 20 Real Time Sports - @
October 22 Keywester - @
October 24 Tailgaters - @
October 31 Chicago City Limits
November 5 Finn McCool's - @
November 12 Fire Bar & Grill - @
November 14 Durty Nellies
November 17 Real Time Sports - @
November 19 Keywester - @
November 21 The Lodge
November 28 Durty Nellies
December 5 Chicago City Limits
December 10 Finn McCool's - @
December 15 Real Time Sports - @
December 17 Keywester - @
December 18 Austin's
Decmeber 19 Real Time Sports
December 26 Shark City
December 31 Hyatt Regency Chicago

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