Friday, July 21, 2017 This Week's Paper

Arts & Entertainment: Sevens Revenge needs your vote to take them all the way

An outstanding Tacoma band is poised to make some real waves in a worldwide music competition, and they need your help to make it to the winner’s circle.

Thousands of bands entered and 20 bands competed locally. The results are in and Tacoma’s own Sevens Revenge has won the local round of Hard Rock Rising – the global battle of the bands! Of the 97 cities across eight countries that held the competition, Seattle/Tacoma had the most competing bands in this region at 2O. That means Sevens Revenge is the winning band from the most competitive market in the Hard Rock Rising circuit globally.

Now, Sevens Revenge needs your help to bring them one step closer to winning the chance of a lifetime – a spot on the bill at the 2013 Hard Rock Calling music festival in London’s Hyde Park, featuring headlining performances by Bruce Springsteen, the chance to cut an album with Hard Rock Records, go on a European tour and win new gear. Now it is up to you, Tacoma, to show your support and help these emerging artists live out their dreams. Visit Hard Rock Cafe Seattle’s Facebook page ( to vote for them through May 1.

Sevens Revenge will now be pitted against 95 other Hard Rock Cafe local winners from across the globe. These local winners will be narrowed down to the top 25 bands worldwide via fan voting on Hard Rock Facebook page. Fans can vote and download free tracks from bands of their choice at Hard Rock Seattle’s Facebook page. Once the top 25 are determined, a panel of music industry professionals – including Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, Live Nation Senior Vice President of Music Toby Leighton-Pope and Hard Rock Records’ Artist Relations Executives John Kirkpatrick, James Buell and Blake Smith – will select the grand prize winner and two-runner up bands.

Congratulations to all the Sevens Revenge bandmates: Dusti Seven, Kristen Cadenhead, Scott Malone, Ryan Fairchild and Cooper Stanley! Be sure to check out the band’s newly updated website at Sevens Revenge has also created a stunning music video for their song “This Is Me” from their newest CD “Distortion of Reality.” See it on YouTube at And, the band made the front page of Highlight Hollywood on April 18: visit and type Sevens Revenge in the search field.

This band has it all, and they deserve everything good that is coming to them – so be sure to vote!