Thursday, June 11, 2009

7th heaven Newsletter June 2009

7th heaven Newsletter June 2009

Welcome to the 7th heaven June Newslettter
Summer is Here!!!!! YEA!!!! We have SO much going on this month... TONS of shows!!! MANY new dates have been added and a couple changes. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE WEBSITE EVERY WEEK TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE.
So let me tell you what's going on with 7th heaven this month.

7th heaven just added to Milwaukee Summerfest
We'll be at Milwaukee Summerfest on Thursday June 25, 2009 from 12 Noon - 2:00pm. We will be at the Miller Lite Oasis Stage. Bon Jovi and Loverboy will be on later that night. This is the biggest music festival in the World and we are looking forward to performing at the fest. If you come out that day to support us, please wear your 7th heaven shirt!!!

This Summers Gonna Last Forever - Video - You!!!!
Would you like to be in our next music video? Shoot yourself singing along to 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. We won't be using your audio, just the video. 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 June and we'll release the video in July around the World. If you don't have the song or the lyrics, get it here for FREE - http:​/​/​www.​7thheavenband.​com/​summer/​

Radio & 7th heaven
Radio has been a very difficult part of the music business for the past 10 years, in fact getting a song on radio is difficult and very political. To understand it a little click here (http:​/​/​abcnews.​go.​com/​video/​playerIndex?​id=​1879228)​and watch this. Anyways, the reason I added this to our email this month is because I want all of you in Chicagoland to help us go back to the day when you called the radio station and they actually gave a song a chance. Call 101.9FM The mix at: (312) 591-6800 and JackFM at: 877-​876-​JACK(​5225)​.​ We want to thank ClassX Radio (out of Cincinnati, Ohio) for playing 7th heaven in Full rotation! Feel free to call every radio station and ask them to play 7th heaven... even send them a mp3 of our music. You truely can help us more than you think!

This Months All-Age Outdoor Festivals
These outdoor All-Age festivals are the BEST way to see 7th heaven! Make sure to come out and see us. Check out these dates:
June 10 Bolingbrook Fest - Great Stage
June 12 Ohio Bike Week - HUGE show in Sandsuky, Ohio
June 13 Andersonville Fest - Great city fest
June 13 Pride o/t Fox RiverFest - One of the best summer festivals
June 14 Wells Street Art Fair - New city fest
June 14 Deerfield Fest - Park District fest
June 18 Elk Grove Rotary Fest - Fun fest
June 20 St. Josaphat Summerfest - New city fest for us
June 20 Elgin Brewfest - GREAT fest
June 21 Chicago Summerfest - City fest
June 25 Milwaukee Summerfest - World's Largest Music Fest
June 26 Downers Grove Fest - with Night Ranger
June 26 C. of the Holy Spirit Fest - Fun fest
June 27 Taste of Joliet - with Night Ranger and Joan Jett
June 27 Taste of Grayslake - New fest for us - fireworks
June 28 Strawberry Fest - Unplugged fest - great place
June 28 St. Daniels Fest - New fest for us

We just added two downtown fireworks shows. One is Wednesday, July 1 at Navy Pier from 7pm - 10:45pm with fireworks right above our heads. We'll be at Skokie fest July 4 from 8pm - 9:30pm with fireworks afterwards. June 27th show in Grayslake has fireworks. The Jack FM cruise has been moved from July 18 day to Wednesday August 19 at 7pm - 10pm onboard a cruise ship off Navy Pier with Jack FM. Fireworks will be above our heads on the boat... what a GREAT night!!!

All of our original CD's are now available on iTunes. Our new USA-UK CD, Silver, Live at Durty Nellies and Faces Time Replaces are all now available. You can even purchase 7th heaven ringtones on iTunes.

New 7th heaven shirts, hats, hoodies, etc..
We just ordered over 500 new shirts, all new designs. We have a style for all ages and all sizes. There's even a limited edition shirt with our photo on it. We added hoodies for the first time. New hats. More work shirts. Baby Dolls. Water Bottles. Bags. Guitar Pick Necklaces. Also make sure to pick up our new 7th heaven newsletter at the merch table at all shows.

We now accept Credit Cards at our Merch. Table
Due to demand, starting next week you will be able to purchase all of our products at our merchandise table. Hopefully this will help everyone who don't bring cash out to shows but wants our products.

Blogger Heaven
The new blogger has been a cool addition to our website. I always thought it would be neat to have a place to chime in a share with everyone what is going on with 7th heaven on a weekly basis. We are using the blog two different ways. 1 - the "News" section of our site is now based on a blogger. 2 - the "Blogger" tab is all the things that don't really fit in the "News" tab, but are thoughts on our mind we want to share. I have been using it to keep everyone in the loop with what's happening behind the scenes.

National Acts We'll be with this Summer
This summer we'll be with a few GREAT bands on the same bill or day, most on the same stage. But either way, besides seeing 7th heaven you can see these acts on these shows:
June 25 - Summerfest - Bon Jovi, Loverboy, Puddle of Mudd, etc..
June 26 - Downers Grove Fest - Night Ranger
June 27 - Taste of Joliet - Night Ranger & Joan Jett
July 5 - Naperville's Ribfest - Huey Lewis and the News
July 11 - Aurora - Eve 6
Sept. 6 - Schaumburg Fest - Starship
Did you know 7th heaven was once managed by a member of Bon Jovi and a member of Styx?

Press Section
The "Press" section of our website is now fully functional. Our logo's, photos, graphics, etc. are all on the page. Check out all the Reviews on our CD's, broken down by the CD and country. Some interviews. Banners for you to add to your websites and even posters for you to download and print.

Take 5 Giveaway
Want a FREE iPod with 7th heaven songs on it? How about FREE Pizza for a year from Panino's Pizza? Want $250 off Walter E. Smithe furniture? Or a FREE massage or facial or $100 off a new bike?
All of these things are part of the "Take 5 Giveaway" which will take place at the Taste of Park Ridge Fest on Saturday July 11. To win you must fill out a form and attend the show. Winners announced during our set. Forms can be filled out at Panino's in Park Ridge and at 7th heaven shows at the merch table. Good Luck!

John Barleycorn
Next Friday, June 19 we play John Barleycorn in Schaumburg, IL. This has become our new favorite place to play. Great sound! Great Lights! Great people! Great place to see a 7th heaven show. This is our only club show for the entire month! We'll be on at 10pm! Get there early!

Elgin Brewfest
Elgin Brewfest is a GREAT fest in Elgin, IL. Known as the fest to go to to taste a variety of beers, the Elgin Brewfest is a fest that we have been playing for over 10 years now! Every year this fest grows bigger and bigger. Check the fest website to learn more. ElginBrewfest.​com

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.. They just added the Broadway musical "Hairspray" to the ship.. check out the website www.​7thheavenband.​com/​cruise to learn more. Also check out last years 7th heaven cruise here (video) http:​/​/​www.​7thheavenband.​com/​cruise/​video/​20087hcruise.​html

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. - MelodicRock.​com (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 - RockAvenueRecor​ds.​com (Japan)

Pop Medley 2 CD
Our new Pop Medley 2 CD, which features our new 30 songs in 30 minutes, should be available in about 2 weeks. We have a few more parts to record and then it's off to press!!!

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.

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.

NTD Management signs 2 new acts
Check out two new bands that have joined our NTD Management family:
1 - He Said, She Said - This is Tammy's band. Tammy plays in our unplugged version of 7th heaven. This band is a huge party band that plays a wide range of songs all based around the party vibe. We just did a show together with them at Blarney's Island and you can check them out at www.​HSSSRocks.​com

2 - HiFi Superstar - This is a great quality band that brings back the energy and substance that the bands from the 1970's had. They play both originals and covers. They are not a disco band. Some compare them to Cheap Trick, Off Broadway, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Wings, Elton John, etc... We played together at the Cubby Bear last month and they had a great response. The band's two CD's are also now available thru NTD Records and on iTunes. Check them out at www.​HiFiSuperstar.​com

Rain? Cancelled shows?
This past week one of our shows was canceled due to the threat of rain. Many of you were curious if we were playing or not. We have our calendar all over the place. However the single best place to come to see if a show is canceled will be the front page of our website. I will always update our website as soon as I know if the show will be canceled. Many times the show won't be called until we are at the place, which prevents me from giving you fair warning, but when I can I will always change the home page on our website and the tour page. If you are unsure, check our website. Will also post on our Facebook page.
June 10 Bolingbrook Fest
June 11 Potters Place - @
June 12 Ohio Bike Week
June 13 Andersonville Fest
June 13 Pride of the Fox RiverFest - St. Charles
June 14 Wells Street Art Fair
June 14 Deerfield Fest
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 Milwaukee Summerfest
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 Strawberry Fest - @
June 28 St. Daniels Fest
July 1 Navy Pier
July 2 Oak Fest
July 4 Skokie Fest
July 5 Naperville Ribfest
July 7 Cubby Bear
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 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 John Barleycorn
August 13 Millennium Park
August 14 Oak Brook Fest
August 14 John Barleycorn
August 15 Palmer College
August 16 Wood Dale Fest
August 19 Jack FM Show/Navy Pier - @
August 20 Beer Barrel - PIB
August 21 Beer Barrel - PIB
August 22 Grayslake Summer Days
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 3 Potters Place - @
September 4 Naperville Last Fling
September 5 Blarney's Island
September 6 Schaum. Septemberfest
September 10 Fire Bar & Grill - @
September 11 John Barleycorn
September 12 Forest Park Rib Fest
September 15 Real Time Sports - @
September 17 Finn McCool's - @
September 18 Kams
September 19 The Lodge
September 20 Broken Oar
September 24 Keywester - @
September 25 John Barleycorn
September 26 Huntley Fall Fest
October 1 Fire Bar & Grill - @
October 2 Austin's
October 3 Big Brother, Big Sister
October 8 John Barleycorn - @
October 9 Shark City
October 10 Durty Nellies
October 24 Tailgaters
October 27 Real Time Sports - @
October 29 Keywester - @
October 31 Chicago City Limits
November 5 Finn McCool's - @
November 7 Kams
November 12 Fire Bar & Grill - @
November 13 John Barleycorn
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 11 John Barleycorn
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

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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