Calgary Music Spotlight: Seven Story Redhead

Kelly Sutherland – Vox, Guitar, Franklin D – Bass, Vox & Lonnie James - Drums
Seven Story Redhead emerged in the fall of ‘04 with a simple goal: to create the leanest, most un-bloated rock-and-roll distilled from the purest pedigree. Think early Kinks and The Who, and then add a healthy dose of The Jam and The Clash - a sort of proto 60’s r&b garage punk band. In deference to their ‘do-it-yourself’ ethos, the band knocked off an initial seven song EP, “Super-Fancy Hobo” live in their basement, recorded with two entirely inappropriate microphones which none-the-less made the local campus radio charts. The Redheads full length self-titled album was released in the fall of 2008 to much acclaim and radio play. In 2010 they released their fourth album, a 7” EP entitled “Shake It Out!” which won them the much coveted X92.9 exposure contest, and continues to gain exposure through regular radio play and national campus radio charting. 2011 saw the release of their fifth album, an ambitious 10" entitled "Uptight/Downlow" so keep yer head up cause this one will knock you down!