Nearly a decade ago, 7k said hello to music fans - but today, we say goodbye. The path from our very first release, The Glovebox EP, all the way through our third album and second U.S. tour has been an exhilarating, inspiring journey which has changed the three of us, for good, and which we will never forget.
It would be impossible to capture all of our thoughts and emotions in one short email, so we won't attempt it. What's most important to the three of us is that you know this: we are amazed, humbled and deeply inspired by the encouragement, support and unconditional love you have given each of us over the past ten years. A band really only exists in the listening of its fans, and we have had the very best in you.
The three of us have always thought of 7k as a venn diagram, a collection of overlapping circles, where each circle represents one of us: his dreams, desires and persona, and the region where all the circles overlap was where 7k lived. The simple answer to "Why is 7k saying goodbye?" is that, while our individual circles continue to grow, the overlapping region where 7k lives has become too small to provide each of us what he really wants.
The truth is, we have made this choice with no negativity or bitterness, and there was no incident or transgression of any kind. The three of us continue to love, admire and support one another. Each of us will certainly continue to make music. The truth is, none of us would trade our experiences in 7k for anything in the world.
Please continue to listen to your favorite 7k songs. We made that music for you and it will last as long as you keep playing it. Please keep in touch with each of us. There's no way to express how important you, the you who is reading this right now, has been to each of us in his every day life. We've met you, we know you, and you are extraordinary.
Please reach out and stay in touch with us:
Jeff: twitter.com/jeffgarvinmusic, facebook.com/jeffgarvin
Now is the time to get online and get the rest of the 7k catalog. Our music will continue to be available on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.
We still have 7k merchandise in stock but it will go very fast and we won't be reordering. Visit our online store and grab some memorabilia at a big discount before it's all gone.
We treated ourselves to this rehearsal in December 2010. At the time, none of us knew it would be our last. These are the last eight songs the three of us played together:
1. Take it Off (chosen by David)
2. Remember Me (chosen by Jeff)
3. The Wrong Girl (chosen by Corey)
4. Little Bit More (chosen by David)
5. Baggage Claim (chosen by Jeff)
6. California is the End (chosen by David)
7. My High Life (chosen by Jeff)
8. What You Do (chosen by Corey)
Thank you from the deepest parts of our hearts. We've truly loved every minute!
With Love and Music,
Corey, David and Jeff
P.S. We'd also like to take a moment to acknowledge and thank three other members of this band's family tree, without whom there would be no 7k: Carlos Rivera, Jr., Micah Bermoy and Randy Catiller.
Posted on 8 February 2011 | 9:42 am by 7k
Anaheim, CA -- As if recording a new single as the holiday season rapidly approaches weren‚Äôt enough, the 7k boys are also trying their hands at a few new things. After recently performing at a wedding, 7k has joined taxi.com to begin having their music reviewed for and potentially placed in video games, movie soundtracks, television advertisements and theme music. Last weekend all three members attended the Taxi Road Rally convention in Los Angeles to participate in panel discussions about songwriting, publishing, licensing, production, promotion and placement. Mixing for ‚ÄúI Will Hold You Up‚ÄĚ has begun but will be postponed until early next week to allow for the NACA West Convention in Ontario, CA this weekend. As on tour, 7k will have a booth in the student marketplace to discuss scheduling and booking for 7k performances for 2011. The trio plan to return to the studio next week to put finishing touches on the new single so it can be ready in time to be everyone‚Äôs favorite stocking stuffer.
Posted on 10 November 2010 | 2:22 pm by 7k
Anaheim, CA, March 2, 2010 ‚Äď 7k announces their 2010 spring tour schedule, a follow up to a successful six-week fall tour. The rock trio from Orange County return to universities, college campuses, clubs and bars across the U.S. on a mission to inspire audiences, expand their fan base, rattle the nation and surge its heart with their live long, play hard, rock and roll axiom.
‚ÄúWe met such amazing people on the road last year,‚ÄĚ said Jeff Garvin, lead singer and bassist, ‚Äúwe‚Äôre already reconnecting with them on Facebook, Twitter and look forward to seeing them on our spring tour.‚ÄĚ From vlogs to blogs to tweets, the band‚Äôs social networking updates and entertains new and old fans with gig information and humorous stories from the road.
7k band members, Garvin, David Neil Black on lead guitar, and drummer, Corey Manske are signed to Long Beach‚Äôs independent record label, Cement records. Additional accolades include: a featured showcase at SXSW, video recording of ‚ÄúMy High Life‚ÄĚ, opening their own club, headlining the House of Blues, touring nationally, a regular rotation on college radio and their music featured in a motion picture. See attached tour schedule.
7k Spring Tour Schedule
Friday, April 9, 2010
Mooney's Pub & Grill
6221 N Interstate Drive North
Norman, OK 73069-9508
Saturday, April 10, 2010
112 South Elgin Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120-1817
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Dick's Last Resort
315 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Wander Inn Tavern
417 South Main Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544-2112
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Ohio Dominican University
Friday, April 24, 2010
1575 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206-1759
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Penn State Berks
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
Posted on 1 March 2010 | 11:13 am by 7k
Good Day New Mexico Interviews 7k
Who: 7k‚Äôs interview on Good Day New Mexico airs today. The melodic pop/rock triad from Orange County, CA discusses bringing their unforgettable, interactive rock show experience to the U.S. and the release of their fourth album.
What: The band's three members: Jeff Garvin lead singer and bassist, David Neil Black on lead guitar and drummer Corey Manske appear in an interview with hostess Mary Ann Orate of Good Day New Mexico.
When: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
11:00 a.m. (MT)
Contact: Media inquiries, please contact Bianca Ancona
Posted on 28 October 2009 | 12:04 am by bandChic
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bianca Ancona
Orange County Band Releases Fourth Album And Launches First U.S. Tour.
Anaheim, CA, October 2, 2009 ‚Äď 7k, the melodic pop/rock power trio, is taking their unforgettable, interactive rock show experience nationwide. The band's three members: Jeff Garvin lead singer and bassist, David Neil Black on lead guitar and drummer Corey Manske will kickoff their first U.S. tour on October 3, 2009.
The undeniable chemistry and ‚Äėmusic from the heart‚Äô appeal is present in their self- titled and fourth album. This U.S. tour will provide 7k the opportunity to deliver their music in euphonic doses and reach audiences beyond their established fan-base radius.
Signed to Long Beach‚Äôs independent record label, Cement records, 7k‚Äôs additional accolades include: a featured showcase at SXSW, video recording of ‚ÄúMy High Life‚ÄĚ, opening their own club, headlining the House of Blues, touring regionally, a regular rotation on college radio and their music featured in a motion picture.
7k‚Äôs infectious and spirited live show has won over critics, fellow musicians and audiences alike.
Posted on 1 October 2009 | 11:27 pm by bandChic
Huntington Beach, CA - July 8, 2009
7k has launched their brand new website, www.7ktheband.com. After years of relying solely on myspace for their web presence, the band decided it was time to develop their own independent website. Designer Scott Sanford of www.fearthegeek.com designed and built the site, while graphic artist/photographer Paul Rivera, photographer Byron Werner, and band members all contributed content.
The launch of 7ktheband.com coincides with the release of 7k's new music video and the launch of 7ktv, the band's new youtube channel. The new website features photos, news feeds, biographical info, and offers direct connectivity to the band's myspace, facebook, blogger and youtube pages.
Posted on 7 June 2009 | 12:07 am by 7k
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