Name: John Kirsch
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Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instruments: Dean Hammer Edge 5,
Fender P and J basses, Korg and Casio Keyboards
2-15 Cabinet, and Crate 4-10
: Bass Guitar,
Lead and Background Vocals
Hometown: Erie, PA
Forming my 1st band in 1985 and being a musician started as a joke. Based on Bill Cosby's
comedy melody "Dad is Great", John Kirsch (AKA. ME) together with my local buddies, was the vocalist for the 'Snails without Shells'. (A band that never recorded, played out, or for that matter really practiced with real instruments) Then between 1989 and 1991 I traveled on a motorcycle across the country with a backpack, sleeping bag, tent and Guitar to eventually settle in Rapid City, SD. Playing guitar on the side of the road for gas money was a great experience, but after 2 years of traveling I joined French Lick (a rock band in Rapid City that did record music, regularly practice, and
actually played real gigs) as their new lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist.
Later, I began playing bass for them. That was his my 1st bass guitar gig.
Playing with French Lick over the next 2 years brought some satisfaction but
it was time to get out of the mid-west. To Austin Texas, where 6th
street became my home. There I practiced and performed in a duo
with LARA. I then Moved to Athens, where I met Rick San Miguel, and
Mary Jane Schwab and formed the quartette called Overdu then Siren. In the mean time, myself, Mike St. Pierre,
Mike Williams, and Lou Vasquez formed Rhythm Eclipse (seven 7's previous name). With a few configuration changes, and a few years under our belts we changed the name to Seven 7.