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7 Sharp 9 Band

Power Dance and Classic Rock Trio
    7 Sharp 9 band takes to the stage to perform their favorite classic hits.


    A few words from the band's leader Chris...

    My hands were shaking so hard I could barely play. 8 more measures until my first ever guitar solo in front of actual people…my 9th grade middle school class.  In my bedroom I could play ‘Johnny B. Goode’ perfectly, note for note. In front of a crowd, it was a completely different story.  I don’t know how I got the notes out, but during that middle school pep rally I managed the extreme excitement, fear and nerves enough to play the solo…not very well, but it was good enough. And when that show was done I had a very distinct feeling.

    I needed more.  Fast forward a few decades later, the nerves are much better managed-but I still feel that excitement when I get to be in front a crowd with a great band behind me.  That excitement speaks to the importance of each performance, from a 9th Grade pep rally, to a solo acoustic gig, to a wedding reception, to a community show.

    Since I was a kid I was shown the power of what music can do to bring people together, to heal, to bring joy. I’ve been hooked since then.  In college I began to really understand that the only way something can be great is if you commit to it. It was then when I first said these words to myself: For better or worse, I will make my life about making music.

    That decision has served me well.  Since then I have shared the stage with incredible people and I have traveled the world.  I have performed cover songs that everyone knows and loves.  I have helped people celebrate special moments through music.  I have written and played songs that have meant something to people.  I’ve written about love, loss, success and self doubt; it is a rush when people connect with something I have created. 

    To me, one of the greatest compliments a musician can receive is when someone equates a special time in their life with a song that person has written; I have achieved this with my original songs.  I treasure this accomplishment more than any other in my career.

    The sense of belonging and community I have felt is by far the most profound part of my musical journey.  Through school and my career I have met lifetime friends in the musical groups of which I was a part.  I have belonged somewhere with them…somewhere great.  When I formed 7 Sharp 9 in the year 2000, I had no idea of the people I would meet or the amazing things I would experience.

    Looking back, thinking about the friends and family that have come since then, thinking about where I belong now…I wouldn’t change a thing.  Just like I felt after that guitar solo in the 9th grade, I still ‘need more’ of what music provides; fun, excitement, connection, creativity, belonging, and love.

    The beautiful thing about playing music is that I am giving these things to other people just as much as I am receiving them.  I continue to give and receive these gifts by singing and playing my guitar.  What better job is there?

    7 Sharp 9 Song List - Pick and choose your favorites!

    2 Princes - Spin Doctors
    3 A.M. - Matchbox 20
    500 Miles - The Proclaimers
    Africa - Toto
    Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye
    All For You - Sister Hazel
    All Of Me - John Legend
    All The Small Things - Blink 182
    Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson
    American Girl - Tom Petty
    American Pie - Don Mclean
    Animal - Neon Trees
    Ants Marching - Dave Mathews Band
    Apologize - One Republic
    At Last - Etta James
    Babylon - David Gray
    Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
    Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
    Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy - The Tams
    Beverly Hills - Weezer
    Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
    Black Bird - The Beatles
    Black Magic Woman - Santana
    Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
    Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
    Brickhouse - Commodores
    Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
    Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
    Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
    Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
    Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
    Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
    Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor
    Cecelia - Simon & Garfunkel
    Centerfold - J. Geils Band
    Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
    Come On, Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
    Crash - Dave Mathews Band
    Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
    Dance The Night Away - Van Halen
    Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
    Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest
    Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
    December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) - Frank Valli & The Four Seasons
    Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
    Dixieland Delight - Alabama

    Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
    Don't Stop Believing - Journey
    Don’t You Forget About Me - Simple Minds
    Drift Away - Dobie Gray
    Drops Of Jupiter - Train
    Dynamite - Taio Cruz
    Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
    Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
    Everyday I Write The Book - Elvis Costello
    Everything - Michael Buble
    Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
    Faith - George Michael
    Family Tradition - Hank Williams, Jr.
    Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
    Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys
    Fishing In The Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Follow Me - Uncle Kracker
    Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
    Footloose - Kenny Loggins
    Forever Young - Rod Stewart
    Forever Young - Bob Dylan
    Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
    Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
    Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
    Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Ray Charles
    Happy - Pharrell Williams
    Hashpipe - Weezer
    Hava Nagila - Jewish Folk Song
    Heaven - Bryan Adams
    Hey Baby - Bruce Channel
    Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
    Hey Soul Sister - Train
    Hey Ya - Outkast
    Home - Phillip Phillips
    Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
    Hootch - Everything
    Hotel California - Eagles
    How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
    Hurt So Good - John Mellencamp
    I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
    I Don't Wanna Be - Gavin Degraw
    I Loved Her First - Heartland
    I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren
    I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
    I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
    I'm Going Straight To Hell - Drivin' and Cryin’

    I’m On Fire - Bruce Springsteen
    I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
    Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
    If You Could Only See - Tonic
    In My Life - The Beatles
    In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
    Inside Out - Eve 6
    Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
    Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
    Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
    It's Your Love - Tim McGraw
    Jack And Diane - John Mellencamp
    Jenny - Tommy Tutone
    Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
    Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
    Keep Your Hands To Yourself - Georgia Satellites
    Kiss - Prince
    Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
    Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
    Laid - James
    Let Her Cry - Hootie And The Blowfish
    Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
    Life By The Drop - Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers
    Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
    Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
    Lovely Day - Bill Withers
    Lucky - Jason Mraz
    Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
    Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
    Marry Me - Train
    Marry You - Bruno Mars
    Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
    Meet Virginia - Train
    Melt With You - Modern English
    MMMBop - Hanson
    Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
    Mr. Brightside - The Killers
    Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
    Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
    My Girl - The Temptations
    My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
    No Diggity - Blackstreet
    One More Night - Maroon 5
    Piano Man - Billy Joel
    Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

    Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
    Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Proud Mary - CCR
    Push - Matchbox 20
    Rich Girl - Hall & Oates
    Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
    Rock And Roll All Night - KISS
    Rockin’ Robin - Bobby Day
    Rocket Man - Elton John
    Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits
    Rosanna - Toto
    Runaround Sue - Dion
    Santeria - Sublime
    Save Tonight - Eagle Eye Cherry
    Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti
    Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
    September - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Sex And Candy - Marcy's Playground
    Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
    She Talks To Angels - Black Crowes
    Shimmer - Fuel
    Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
    Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
    Shout - Isley Brothers
    Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
    Slide - Goo Goo Dolls
    Small Town - Mellencamp
    Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow - IZ
    Soulshine - Allman Brothers Band
    Stealing Cinderella - Chuck Wicks
    Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
    Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
    Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
    Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
    Take It Easy - Eagles
    Take Me Home Tonight - Eddie Money
    Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
    The Joker - Steve Miller
    The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
    The Twist - Chubby Checker
    The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
    Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
    This Kind Of Love - Sister Hazel
    To Love Somebody - Bee Gees/Michael Buble

    Twist And Shout - The Beatles
    Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
    Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
    Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
    Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
    Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
    What I Got - Sublime
    What I Like About You - The Romantics
    Whatever It Is - Zac Brown Band
    When I Come Around - Green Day
    Wildflowers - Tom Petty
    Wild Night - Van Morrison
    Wild World - Cat Stevens
    Wonderwall - Oasis
    Worst Enemy - Lit
    You And Me - Dave Matthews Band
    You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
    You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates