Belfast, County Antrim
Seven Summits are four:
Rory Nellis (Guitar/Vox/Keys)
Joe McGurgan (Bass/Vox/)
Dominic Coyle (Guitar/Keys/Vox)
Joe Laverty (Drums)
"From their origins as a Belfast based band with a rotating membership, Seven Summits have firmly established themselves as one of the most exciting and consistent bands operating in Northern Ireland. Their debut album received much acclaim, given the first (and only!) BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland "Album of the Month" award, as well as propelling them to the stage at Glastonbury in 2010, but it was only the first step on the journey…
With a line-up solidifying on Rory Nellis (guitar & vocals), Francis McCrory (bass & vocals), Dominic Coyle (guitar & keyboards), Joe Laverty (drums), and Ciaran McKenna (keyboards and guitar), the band have taken all that was good about them on their original release and multiplied it by infinity, creating a finely crafted second album; FOSSILS.
With shades of power pop bands like the Weezer and Grandaddy, the record captures that perfect interplay of guitars, bass, drums and keyboards, mixing it with the emotive and moving lyrics of Rory Nellis. The characters carved out on this record have fought for their little corner of the world, and do so with a smile, or with a tear in the eye. The world is never perfect, but Fossils finds a selection of people doing their best to make things better. As guitars chime and synths spiral into infinity, Fossils is the sound of a band looking at the past, and walking into the future" - (Steven Rainey bbc)
“..a blend that combines chirruping synths with snagging melodies and thoughtful lyrics.. The standout tracks – and there are several – include the sassy Burning Heart and the infectious I Want Somebody”
SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE MAGAZINE
Having graced the bbc stage in Glastonbury in 2010, and having released 3 singles throughout 2011, the band are currently preparing the release of 'fossils' their follow up album in August 2012.
'Burning Heart' was nominated for 'best song' at the inaugural NIMA's in Belfast, Nov 2011.
2nd Album 'Fossils' was released in August 2012