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Project 7X - Volume One now available for purchase online.

Project 7X is pleased to announce that the new CD, "Project 7X - Volume One" is now available through the 7X Store.


The actual distribution of the CD is being handled by www.CDBaby.com.  CD Baby specializes in the distribution of music by independent artists - and is a fully secure e-commerce site.


As for digital downloads, the songs from "Project 7X - Volume One" will soon be available on ITunes.  It is anticipated that these will be available sometime this summer.  We'll keep you posted.


CD Release Party and Performance at Dimeto Time in Villa Park

Thanks to everyone that came out to party at Dimeto Time on Saturday, May 5th.  Project 7X started the show at 9:15 and played until after 12:00 - with the occasional break for beer.  CDs were on hand - and thanks to everyone that purchased a copy.  Steve also pulled some raffle tickets and gave away a few copies.


During the second set, Project 7X played a sneak preview from the next studio recording project...The Taglines - featuring the song "Nothing On The Road."  More information on that project will be coming soon.


A video clip of "Nothing On The Road" can be found on the Media Page - as well as photos from the show.


Project 7X Announces the Release of new CD

Release Party and Performance is Scheduled at Dimeto Time in Villa Park

It's been quite some time coming, but production on the new Project 7X CD is completed. The 11 track disk is entitled "Project 7X - Volume One."  Project 7X - Volume OneAll songs are among those that the band performs in the live show.  However, there are a few surprises.


"Most of the songs are produced just like we perform them live - with the exception of a few overdubs and keyboard parts.  But there are a couple that are vastly different, so we're anxious to get people's reactions." stated Scott Newton.


As for the actual songs contained on the disk, "We're keeping that under wraps until the Release Party," says Steve Haraburda.


The Release Party has been scheduled for May 5, 2007 at Dimeto Time Bar & Grill in Villa Park at 335 E. Kenilworth Avenue.  At the event, the group will introduce the disk, and perform their full 3-hour show.  The festivities begin at 9:00pm.  Admission is a cover charge of $5.00 per person.  However, from this website, you can download a coupon to receive a $2.00 discount which can be redeemed at the door.  To download the discount coupon, please link to the Discount Coupon Page (PDF Format 50KB).


During the show, a number of free CDs will be given away, but copies of the CD can be purchased at the show for a reduced price of $10.00.  After the Release Party, copies will be sold from the Project 7X Online Store.  Also, it is anticipated that the songs from the CD will be available on ITunes by late June or early July.


Hope to see you there!!!



Project 7X in the Studio - Completing Upcoming CD and Promotional Recordings

Steve and Sam at the BoardThe guys haven't been out in the clubs since the October 14 show at North Beach, but they've been been busy in the studio - working on some new material as well as finishingProject 7X Volume One CD Cover tracks for their upcoming CD.


The CD, entitled "Project 7X - Volume One" features 11 songs - spanning each year of the 1970s decade up to 1980.  Appearances to promote the CD will be announced after the first of the year.


"We really planned on having the CD ready a few months ago, but we got sidetracked by some other projects," said Scott Newton. "We're also working Vern and Steve setting up the drumsthrough the details on having the album available through ITunes - and that's a project in itself," he added.


"Volume One" will be distributed by Rubber Wombat Records, and will be available from the 7X Store on this website.


On December 3, 7X conducted a marathon recording session in which every song in their catalog was recorded.  The nearly 7 hour session took place at the studios of APEX Media Solutions.Greg Errandi on guitar during soundcheck


"We're putting together some new promotional materials aimed at the festival circuit next summer and a lot of the material we recorded last Sunday will be used for that purpose.  Since we didn't know yet which material we'd be using - we just recorded it all.  That was quite of a long day," Newton explained.


The session was engineered by long time friend Greg Errandi (pictured on the right).  Thanks Greg for the heroic effort!



Freddie's Show a Great Time - Upcoming Appearance at North Beach in Downers Grove on Saturday, October 14.

It was great getting back to the club scene with the show at Famous Freddie's Roadhouse in Mount Prospect.  A good crowd was on hand for the one-hour set by Project 7X - and later as the music continued with Reigning Kats 'N Dawgs.  Thanks to Reigning Kats N' Dawgs for the invitation to appear with them.  And thanks to everyone that came out to see 7X - your support is greatly appreciated.  Be sure to visit the Media page for photos and video of the evening.


Speaking of appearing with Reigning Kats N' Dawgs - Project 7X will be joining them again for a  performance at North Beach in Downers Grove on October 14.  The two bands previously appeared there in March of this year.  So don't miss out on an evening of great music.


Don't Miss Project 7X at Famous Freddie's Roadhouse - September 16

The Summer's over...Bummer!  But now it's back to the clubs for Project 7X.  The first appearance of the fall schedule will be at Famous Freddie's Roadhouse in Mount Prospect on Saturday night, September 16.  Be sure to get there around 7:00pm.  Project 7X will open the evening with a 1 hour set, then hand things over to those Critters of Crunch, those Dukes of the Decibel...Reigning Kats 'N Dawgs. For more information on the show, please visit the Schedule page. Famous Freddie's address is 1799 S. Busse Road, Mount Prospect, IL - and their phone number is (847) 593-2200.


Project 7X on the 4th of July at Cisco Lake Resort

The Northwoods excursion proved to be a lot of fun for Project 7X as well as their entourage of friends  and family.  For photos and a video clip from the event - visit the Media Section of this site.


It was very unfortunate that Vern couldn't make it up North with everyone - due to a prior commitment.  But our friend Johnny DeMarco was kind enough to sit in on drums.  Thanks Johnny!


Everyone arrived Sunday July 2nd at North Shore Resort.  Thanks to the North Shore management for putting us up!  Monday was a busy day full of boating, intertube rides and riding the wave runners.  In the evening, everyone gathered at Dale Nordby's deck for some acoustic music by Project 7X and Dale.  Later that night, a small group ventured to nearby Paulding to see the Ghost Light.


On Tuesday, the 4th, the weather was still great so there were more water activities.


After a great dinner and BBQ, everyone ventured over to Cisco Lake Resort for the show.  The evening began at 8:30 with Dale Nordby performing an hour set of country, bluegrass and folk.  Scott then joined Dale for a number, and then the rest of Project 7X sat in with Dale for a few songs.


After a brief intermission, Project 7X started their part of the show.  After a few songs, at 10:00, Cisco Lake's firework show began.  It was a very impressive display - even for the remote Northwoods.


After the fireworks, Project 7X resumed the show and played late into the evening.  Thanks to all you exuberant partiers that stayed right to the end.


Thanks to everyone that contributed to making this event happen.  Again, thanks to North Shore Resort for accommodating the large group of 7X people, and thanks to Cisco Lake Resort for having us.  We're hoping to make it back next year.


4th of July with Project 7X at Cisco Lake Resort - Watersmeet, Michigan

This will be a very cool event!!!  Project 7X will be venturing up to the Northwoods to appear at Cisco Lake Resort's 4th of July Celebration - on Tuesday, July 4.  Cisco Lake Resort is located in Watersmeet, Michigan - about 7 hours north of Chicago.


Cisco Lake Resort will be open all day for those that want to come and party on the lake for the day.  Food and beverages are available at the resort's bar and restaurant.  There is NO ADMISSION CHARGE for the music and fireworks.


Visitors can come by car or by boat.  The resort is located on the northern shore of Cisco Lake - on the Cisco Chain.


The music begins at 8:30pm.  Joining Project 7X is special guest Dale Nordsby.  Dale will perform a set of country, folk and bluegrass favorites.  Then Project 7X will take the stage and play until the fireworks at 10:00.  After the fireworks, Project 7X will return to close out the evening.


Due to a prior commitment, Vern (drums) won't be able to join the rest of the guys - we'll miss you man!   But our good friend Johnny DeMarco (Risk, Fabulous Janes) will be sitting in for the evening.


A flyer of the event can be downloaded by the following link - 4th of July Flyer.  (PDF Format)


We hope to see you there!  For directions, please use the following link to Mapquest


***** Very Important Notes on Directions *****

First...the Mapquest map incorrectly indicates that Cisco Lake Resort is located on "Big Lake" instead of "Cisco Lake." So don't let that cause any confusion!  Secondly...we found the Mapquest directions from Chicago really take the round-about way to Cisco Lake Resort.  We suggest you first get the directions to Watersmeet, Michigan - then get directions from Watersmeet to the resort, which is located at N3994 Cisco Lake Road, Watersmeet, Michigan.


If you have additional questions, please contact Project 7X through the online form on the Contact page.



Summer Schedule for Project 7X - CD Update

Summer is here and it's time for outdoor party activities with Project 7X.  The majority of the shows this summer will be private events.  However, in some cases, we can extend invitations to those on our mailing list - so be sure to join up on our Mailing List page.


Production of the upcoming CD, "Project 7X - Volume One" has been a little slow lately as everyone's just so darned busy.  Target completion is currently scheduled for late July. 


A Night of 70s Rock at Pop's Pub - Roselle

There was plenty of 70s rock for those on hand at Pop's Pub Friday night with Project 7X and Presence. 7X opened the evening with an hour set - and was pleased to feature guest vocalist Johnny DeMarco on "You Really Got Me."  Presence then took the stage with their "dead-on" tribute to Led Zeppelin.  For some images of the 7X set, please check out the Media page.


Project 7X at North Beach - Downers Grove

It was a great time at North Beach in Downers Grove as Project 7X appeared again with Reigning Kats 'n Dawgs.  The 45-minute opening set featured some new material from 7X - including "Stuck in the Middle with You" and a Van Halen inspired version of "You Really Got Me."  Check out the Media page for some images and video clips of the evening.


Don't Miss Project 7X at Pop's in Roselle

Don't miss a great evening of 1970s rock!   Project 7X will be appearing on Friday, March 31 at Pop's Sports Pub in Roselle.  7X will be performing a one-hour set - followed by Presence, which features the music of Led Zeppelin.  Project 7X will be taking the stage at 9:30pm.  Be sure to get there early, and maybe you can get Steve to autography a copy of his new book, "Molding Your Child's Behavior Through Fear and Guilt."  For more information, please check the Schedule page.


Project 7X Scheduled to Perform at North Beach - Downers Grove

Yes, they're back!  Project 7X will be appearing on Saturday, March 18 at North Beach in Downers Grove.  Appearing with Reigning Kats 'n Dawgs,  7X will open up the evening with a one-hour set - starting at 9:30pm.  A big thanks to the Rei-Dawgs for again sharing their stage.  We'll look forward to seeing you there!  For location and other information, check out the North Beach Website at www.northbeachclub.com/downers/index.asp.


Project 7X Performance at Shark City

As scheduled, Project 7X appeared at Shark City in Glendale Heights, Illinois on the evening of January 28.  A good time was had by those that witnessed the group's first club performance.  The one-hour set contained music by The Who, Eric Clapton, Bad Finger, Tom Petty, Bad Company, Robert Palmer and more. Thanks to everyone for coming out - and to Reigning Kats 'n Dawgs for sharing their stage.


Upcoming appearances are in the works and will be posted on the Schedule page of this site as details become available.  Be sure you don't miss the latest information by signing up on our Mailing List today!


To see photos and video clips from the Shark City appearance, please visit the Media page.


Premiere Performance Scheduled at Shark City in Glendale Heights, Illinois

The first Project 7X performance has been scheduled.  The guys will be playing at Shark City in Glendale Heights on January 28th - appearing with Reigning Kats 'n Dawgs.  7X will be taking the stage at 9:30pm.  For location and other information, check out the Shark City Website at www.sharkcity.com.  We'll see you there!


Project 7X Show Prep and Rehearsals Near Completion

New CD in Production

Now that Vern has come on board, the guys are just about finished with their initial rehearsals. The upcoming shows for the Fall and Winter will soon be announced.


"We just had a full-volume rehearsal with Vern last weekend, and man are we loud," Scott said. Obviously, the group was not practicing the acoustic version of the show.


As for recording, Scott and Steve are scheduled to begin initial production on the first Project7X audio CD.


"What we're talking about doing is to have 10 songs on the CD from the show - one from each year of the decade," Scott explained.  "Hopefully the production shouldn't take too long because all the core structures of the songs were produced in ProTools when I arranged the show - and we've got all the parts worked out from the rehearsals.  So Steve and I will probably start with the guitar parts - then record Sam and Vern at the same time - then finish with vocals."



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