Area-7


Area-7

Infobox musical artist
Name = Area-7


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Background = group_or_band
Origin = Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genre = Oi!
Third wave ska
Ska-punk
Years_active = 1994–present
Label = Zomba
Jive
Shock
Associated_acts = Mad Not Madness
URL = [http://www.area7.com.au/ Official website]
Current_members = John "Stevo" Stevens
David Jackson
Charles "Chucky T" Thompson
Dan Morrison
Christopher Alan Meighen
Paul West
Matt Sanders
Past_members = Walter Eskdale
Ivan Downey
Rohan Pacey
Alistair Shepherd
Toby Dargaville
Dugald "Doogs" McNaughtan

Area-7 (also known as Area 7) is the name of an Australian alternative/third wave ska band.

History

Area-7 rose from the ashes of Madness cover band Mad Not Madness. In 1994 three members, Dugald McNaughtan (keyboards), Charles "Chucky T" Thompson (guitar) and Dan Morrison (drums) left the group and began to write their own songs. They formed a band and named it after a lyric from The Specials' "Dawning of a New Era". In 1996, singer Walter Eskdale left and the band recruited John "Stevo" Stevens, formerly of rockabilly band Yeah Yeah!, to vocals. Alistair Shepherd (sax), Toby Dargaville (trumpet) and Rohan Pacey (bass) all left in approximately 2002, and were replaced by Paul West and Matt Sanders.

Discography

Albums

* "Bitter & Twisted" (Gold Status, Sales 50,000 +)(2000) (#3 Australia)
* "Say It To My Face" (2001) (#36 Australia)
* "Torn Apart" (2005)

ingles and EPs

* "No Logic Demo" (1995) EP (9 tracks)
* "Road Rage" (1997) EP (7 tracks)
* "No Logic" (1998) EP
* "Bitter Words" (1998)
* "Second Class Citizen" (1999) #19 Australia
* "Start Making Sense" (2000) #37 Australia
* "Bitter Words/Himbo" (2000)
* "Leave Me Alone" (2001) #38 Australia
* "Individuality" (2001)
* "Nobody Likes A Bogan" (2002) #26 Australia
* "Big Issue" (2004)

External links

* [http://www.area7.com.au/ Official Area-7 website]


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