origins dating back to 1992, Hamilton's Sectorseven are still pretty
much the same band they were from the start. As a group of high
school friends turned band, they started purely for the fun of it, as
it was an effective way to ward off boredom and entertain friends in
their rural hometown of Grimsby, Ontario.
years later, their mandate remains the same. Seemingly oblivious to
the expectations and pressures of the music industry, they write,
record and tour at their convenience, But despite their part time
efforts, they've enjoyed success that eludes even those that take out
second mortgages to facilitate the pursuit of the musical dream.
four studio records and as many music videos under their belt,
including a nomination at the 2000 Much Music Video Awards, the band
has far exceeded their own expectations as far as tangibles are
concerned. With no agenda, the band is neither concerned with success
or failure and takes whatever comes to them.
goes unsatisfied however is the band's hankering to play live for any
and all. Whether playing a date at the Vans Warped Tour or some kid's
garage in Brandon, Manitoba, Sectorseven is fulfilled. If they care
about anything, it's playing live.
energetic and aggressive blend of metal and punk rock, the band might
rouse comparisons to Propagandhi, Come Back Kid or Trigger Happy.
With heavy guitars, convincing drums and raw vocals, the band relies
on the blue collared work ethic bred into them to shape their sound.
Rather than fight songs, anthems or politics and religion, it's more
likely to come across songs about living pay to pay, general
observations of people, or inward reflection..
most recent record "The Hunt Club" features some of the
band's finest chops from core members Jon Gauthier (guitar/vocals),
Lee Williamson (lead guitar) and Mike Burke (drums). Here they
provide another installment of their heavy, high octane rock and roll
sound, while demonstrating progression that explores more complex
song structures, varied tempos and a greater depth of musical
that they are friends before band, it's unlikely that any end will
come to the Sector by way of "artistic differences". It's
more likely that the band will continue, much as they have in the
past, with no real end, ever. It's difficult to predict exactly what
will come of this band, but it's almost certain that there will
always be another show.