|7th heaven Newsletter July 2009|
Welcome to the 7th heaven July NewslettterOur summer has been a blast so far!!!! Naperville Ribfest to over 60,000 people with Huey Lewis was amazing!!! Huey Lewis's band even watched us do our 30 song in 30 minute medley. Milwaukee Summerfest was another great time!!! Joliet fest and Downers Grove with Night Ranger & Joan Jett was great as well. We are moving at a FAST pace right now. In July alone we do 30 shows!!! Almost everyday we play somewhere!!!!
So besides playing, we have a few other things going on, so let me update you.
This Summers Gonna Last Forever - Video - You!!!!This is the last chance to get those videos in. We will be editing the video in 2 weeks. We 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 next week and we'll release the video in August around the World. If you don't have the song or the lyrics, get it here for FREE - http://www.7thheavenband.com/summer/
Take 5 GiveawayWant 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 at Panino's in Park Ridge and you must be present to win. Furthermore, you can fill out forms at our merchandise table if you purchase anything at the fest. Your chances to win something are very good! Good Luck!
Pop Medley 2 CDOur new Pop Medley 2 CD, which features our new 30 songs in 30 minutes, will be released next week! You can find more info about this Medley on our website's store section. We will also have it online on our Jukebox next week. Look for a video for this medley to come out as well. This version of this product will be a limited edition, so pick it up quick.
This Months All-Age Outdoor FestivalsThese outdoor All-Age festivals are the BEST way to see 7th heaven! Make sure to come out and see us. Check out these dates:
July 1 - Navy Pier - Fireworks
July 2 - Oak Fest - Fun Fest on the Southside
July 4 - Skokie Fest - Fireworks
July 5 - Naperville Ribfest with Huey Lewis
July 8 - Darien Park District
July 9 - Norridge Fest
July 10 - Byron Fest
July 11 - Aurora Fest with Eve 6
July 11 - Taste of Park Ridge with Take 5 Giveaway and Tim Smithe
July 12 - Rock Around the Block
July 12 - Glendale Hts Fest - GREAT fest with fireworks
July 14 - Buffalo Grove Park District
July 16 - Mt. Prospect Park District
July 17 - Dundee Park District
July 18 - German Fest in Lombard
July 21 - Hickory Hills Park District
July 23 - Cary Park District
July 24 - Streamwood Fest - Fun fest
July 25 - Sugar Grove Fest
July 26 - Elk Grove Park District
July 26 - Taste of Lincoln
July 30 - Carol Stream Park District
July 31 - Palatine Park District
Note: Park District shows are not festivals, they are mini concerts in a gazebo and usually don't have stages, but are nice ways to get a intimate show and enjoy the summer. Most of these shows will fall on weekdays.
iTunesAll 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. TableYou can now purchase all of our products at our merchandise table with a credit card. Hopefully this will help everyone who don't bring cash out to shows but wants our products.
Club Dates This MonthWe have a few clubs dates this month.
July 7 - Cubby Bear - Post Cubs Game
July 17 - Chicago City Limits
July 19 - Sideouts Beer Garden - Unplugged
July 22 - Potters Beer Garden - Unplugged
July 25 - Real Time Sports - St. Charles
July 28 - Real Time Sports - Elk Grove - Unplugged
July 31 - Durty Nellies with:
Men from Marz (Tony DiGulio's band) & He Said, She Said (Tammy Mooshey's band)
Michael Jackson R.I.P.We lost a GREAT performer last week. Michael Jackson was one of the best performers ever. The collection of accomplishments he made was amazing. He was a MAJOR influence on me as a performer, producer and writer. I always respected that he would stop at nothing to put his best foot forward and thought every detail of his work needed to be the utmost best. I respect that work ethic. When people die I think it's safe to say that in one way or another each of us stop for a second a reflect on our own lives. Michael Jackson shows me that the single most best thing one can do for yourself is to achieve. Achieve the goals you set for yourself and after you die, your accomplishments will stand on their own and no one can take that from you. They are more important than money or stature. When I think of Michael Jackson, I will always think of accomplishments. Thanks MJ!
NEW ORIGINAL CD - U.S.A.-U.K. IS NOW AVAILABLE!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.
· 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 - CrossRocks.com (France)
· Splendid 2nd release from the awesome US melodic rockers, which kicks out the sh** of the latest Def Leppard releases. - AORHeaven.com (Germany)
· In my opinion one of the best releases of year 2008. - Hardsounds.it (Italy)
· A remarkable piece of work - RockAvenueRecords.com (Japan)
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:http://www.7thheavenband.com/pages/video/musicvideos/betterthisway.html
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.
YouTube Interview with McCrackinI did a quick interview with McCrackin before our unplugged show in Long Grove at Strawberry Fest... Check it out here:
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.