The 7X Players
||Scott Newton - Guitars,
Scott’s influences trace back to folk of the early
70s - and later, the music of Pink Floyd, The Who, and Genesis. Today,
his influences are all across the board. He was a founding member
of Eddie O’Neale, which was based out of Southwestern Michigan in the
early 80s. After Eddie O’Neale he helped form Lost Luggage and played
primarily in the Chicago area. After Lost Luggage, he began recording as
a solo artist and has since released six CDs through his Rubber Wombats
Records label. His most release, "The Days Are Moving On"
was completed in 2013.
||Steve Haraburda -
Steve, soon after picking up guitar, focused on
the techniques of guitar legends like Eric Clapton, Steve Howe and Jimmy Page.
His musical influences are diverse - ranging from Yes to the Dixie
Dregs. His early music pursuits found him involved with
several bands before eventually forming Eddie O’Neale. Following Eddie O’Neale, Steve
played in Kala Azar, and then worked with Lost Luggage until it
has remained active as a music producer and is currently working on his
first solo release at his "All Good Things" studio.
||Sam DeMarco - Bass
Sam is perhaps best known as an original member of the acclaimed band Risk – the Elmhurst-based band that was a
mainstay in the Chicago club scene throughout the 80s and much of the
90s. He was featured on the recording of “Baby When Your Love Comes
Down” on the Class of 1985 album.
||Vern Hammersmith - Drums
Vern has played in a number of Chicago bands and various projects over the
past 27 years. He started his music career as a guitar player, but moved
drums in his first band – and has been sitting behind the kit ever since. Vern was
heavily influenced by John Bonham, Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple - and now
favors the Bo Deans, Dave Mathews and Matchbox 20.
|Greg Errandi -
Greg, a recent addition to the band, is anything but a newcomer. He was
a founding member of Eddie O’Neale and later with Steve in Kala Azar.
During Scott and Steve’s time with Lost Luggage, Greg was the band’s
sound engineer, and continued behind the board with Project 7X until
joining the band in 2011 – appearing first at the CD Release show of the