Littered with pop star duplicates and rockstar replicas, one may have a difficult time finding anything that even resembles uniqueness in the rock genre. In an industry where it seems every new band is simply the 'flavor of the week', Se7en Sided stands out as both authentic and strikingly unique, not unlike the uncommon polynomial of which the origin of the band name derives.
Formed in 2003 by lead vocalist Darren Rogers, Se7en Sided began as nothing more than a vision; over several years and various line changes, the band has finally evolved into what is today a hard hitting, yet sentimental rock band driven by intense ambition and an unparalleled passion for music.
With Darren Rogers as lead vocalist, Dan Sittler on lead guitar, Marcus Engel on bass and Aaron Hanley on the drums, Se7en Sided made significant headway in 2010 with their debut album "The Silver Lining" received widespread acclaim both locally and nationally. Following the release of the album, Se7en Sided was named 2010 Canadian Radio Star regional winners by Astral Media and Canadian Music week. The debut single "Rust", along with later singles "Face Yourself", "Your Fool" and "It's Over" all achieved significant radio play on various stations across Canada including 102.3 Now Radio, 100.3 The Bear, Rock 95, The Wolf 106.9, and Z99 to name a few.
Over the course of 2010 and early 2011 Se7en Sided also had the honour of playing for thousands of fans at venues such as Rexall Place and The Hanger, while opening for bands such as Default, Econoline Crush, Armchair Cynics, The Artist Life, Social Code, Tupelo Honey and more. With the ongoing success of "The Silver Lining", Se7en Sided was also awarded the Rawlco Radio grant in support of their new and highly anticipated sophomore album 'Life on Hold' which released this past September.
Though respect and notability in the music industry may be a hard to achieve, perhaps a pipe dream to most; it is obvious that Se7en Sided is well on their way. An infectious sound and captivating live performance guarantees that Se7en Sided is, and will continue to be, a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian music scene.
Band MembersDarren Rogers - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Dan Sittler - Lead Guitar/Back-up Vocals
Marcus Engel - Bass Guitar/Back-up Vocals
Aaron Hanley - Drums