Margaret McClure and Seventhings – Namba Gear Featured Artist

Magaret sent us a great shot of the entire band, wishing everyone a great New Year! Cool.NAME: Margaret McClure & Seventhings

CITY: San Diego, CA

FAVORITE SOFTWARE: Apple Logic

NAMBA GEAR: Big Namba Studio Backpack & 3 Kava Laptop Studio Bags

Seventhings” the band, original music written/ recorded by writing team Margaret McClure and Andy Machin. They describe their new music as ” Guitar driven Modern Pop-Rock mixed with electronic elements”.

The music of Seventhings is being featured on MTVs “Making The Band IV”,”My Super Sweet 16″ ” Taquita Kaui” also “Rock Star Wives”, “Road Rules”, “Access Hollywood”, several shows on CMT, VH1, N and PBS . Their song “I’m Gone” is featured in a Lifetime movie “She Drives Me Crazy”.  And the list is growing! McClure and Machin are currently shopping songs to artists through independent publishers and co-writing with top songwriters as well as developing artists. They play often at venues throughout Southern California. With Andy Machin on lead guitars/ vocals, Rick Lorenzini keys/ guitar/ harmonica/ vocals, Margaret McClure vocals/ guitar/ percussion, Bjorn de Boer bass and George Nelms drums.

WEBSITE: “Seventhings” www.theseventhings.com &  www.margaretandymusic.com 

Recent Projects:
This year Andy Machin and Margaret McClure are working on the final touches of two new albums soon to be released by new artist Phoebe Blume and new artist Sherry Lavelle.

Andy and Margaret are also working on an interesting project with fellow two-timeBroadjam 6-pack grand prize winner as well as last years 3rd place winner songwriter “Liz Miller” and 07’s 6th place winner and 08’s 4th place winner, singer songwriter “Phoebe Blume”. We are collaborating on a song that will be recorded on the John Lennon tour bus sometime in 2009. Liz and Phoebe will be joining our band ” Seventhings”  for a day to record the song we write. We filming a documentary of this process and how we all met through this contest/broadjam and became friends and co-writers and a band for a day. We enter the song in the John Lennon songwriting contest, American Idol contest and pitch it to major publishers. also we will try to take the final film to the Sundance Film Festival..wish us luck!!

What I like best about my Namba Gear: We are loving our new namba bags. Last week I (Margaret) took my new grey Kava messenger bag on a trip to Vegas with my laptop, 2 hard drives, mics, a camera, 4 cords,  2 books,  zip drives, cds, and a change of clothes…. it was all organized padded protected easy to carry and I looked cool too…oh and it wasn’t black, so I could see it in the sea of black!!! love it !!!

And the Big Namba Studio Backpack is perfect for gigs. We can put all our expensive vocal mics and cords in it all safe and sound we can even lock it which is nice. Our old backpacks were flimsy and we were always worrying about the contents getting dented in transit. We had to wrap the mics in bubble wrap. Namba Gear is intelligent, streamlined and well thought out, It  just helps simplify the life of a traveling, gigging musician. We can tell that they were designed by working musicians for working musicians. Thank you so much Namba Gear!!

Favorite Remote Recording Location: Fav remote location has got to be any hotel room that we are staying in, cause we are workaholics! Or anywhere that has interesting acoustics. Margaret has been known to edit vocals while sitting in the passenger seat of a speeding car…

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