Seventh Son’s Upcoming Gigs

Seventh Son have three gig’s in the coming months check out below for details and be sure to check them out:

Sun 3rd Sept – Trillians, Newcastle Upon Tyne – NWOBHM special (Double headlining with Tysondog)

Sun Oct 1st – Grimm Up North Festival, Bury Town Hall

Sun Dec 3rd – Hard Rock Hell NWOBHM Fest, Sheffield O2 Academy. Note: On at 2pm in the afternoon!

Seventh Son was put together by brothers Kev and Bri O’Shaughnessy in 1980. The band recorded their first demo at Streetlife Studios in Barnsley in July ’82. The band now felt ready and strong enough to record their first single Man in the Street and was released in December 1982 on the band’s own Rising Son label gaining reviews in Kerrang! quickly became part of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM).  
Seventh Son recently released their single ‘See Emily Play’  it’s a version of the early Pink Floyd song written by the late great Syd Barrett. It’s taken from their forthcoming new album which covers topics such as witchcraft, war, robbery, austerity, hallucinations, men of the cloth, outlaws and history’s mistakes! – A heady mix with an axe to grind – definitely one to be played at maximum volume!

In 1983 the band were invited to record their first session for Sheffield’s ‘Hallam Rock Show’ after the radio shows producer Colin Slade had heard the bands first demo. It was broadcast in April 1983 with the band going on to record two further sessions for the station in 1984 and 1985 the bulk of the material recorded can be heard on the album ‘Immortal Hours’.

In 1984 they recorded their next single, the double ‘A’ side ‘Metal to the Moon / Sound and Fury’. The non stop gigging continued with the single again being reviewed in Kerrang!, Sounds and Metal Forces. In 1986 the Seventh Son track Stage Crazy saw the light of day on a Yorkshire band’s compilation entitled ‘Torn in Two’ released on the Torment label.

A deal was secured with South Yorkshire label Music Factory in 1986 with a single Northern Boots being released in the autumn of 1987. After working on an albums worth of material for the label a tour of the South of France was completed in the Summer of 1987. The single had gained the band much media attention appearing in the Daily Mirror newspaper and on Yorkshire Televisions Calendar news programme. A concert at Barnsley Civic Hall in November ’87 was filmed and released on video under the title ‘Alive by Night in Yorkshire’.