The Stealth Mosquitoes
NEWS   HALO 7: NEW HORIZONS 2008
Halo 7 are an experienced Tasmanian outfit who have released two albums “Flash flood" and "Slipstream". ‘Halo 7’ has been playing consistently around Hobart and are back with a new line up. With a common surfing background, most of the band spend time in the chilly waters around Hobart, apart from working and of course writing and performing in the band.
Recorded at Red Planet Records with maestro Stuart Long behind the controls, ‘Flash flood,’ contains a variety of styles. It hasn’t been a quick process working on the release, where the guys starting laying down tracks in August 2003. The second C.D. 'Slipstream' was recorded in 2006 again at Red Planet Studios. Michael is currently remixing all the material at home when time allows.
The tracks on Flashflood were written by Michael Lynch, who formed the band. They date back a considerable time to the early 1980’s, though as Michael points out they have been updated by the current line up. The songs on 'Slipstream' were written by Mike and Steve who provided the lyrics.

‘Toxteth Riot’ is the start of a new epic series. ‘It’s very much like a coldplay song with big guitars. It’s about Toxteth in Liverpool where Michael was living at the time. It’s like the Bronx and it’s about living on the streets with concrete all around. It’s a personal cameo of city life in Liverpool. People come out of the mist and you never know what they want, but often it’s simply ‘Do you have a light mate?’
You can compare ‘Toxteth Riot’ with ‘Castaway which Michael wrote on his return to Tasmania in 1988. ‘I was amazed that I could walk along a beach and there not be anybody there. Tasmania has that. You can go on these beautiful beaches. That big space encourages creativity. I want that space in the sound of the C.D.’
‘We are actually playing it really well now the way we want to.’
Described by some critics as having an English rock sound, Michael feels it a little difficult to put a label on their music.
The guys all have regular jobs. Michael is a teacher, Steven a hospital worker and Richard the drummer is a farmer. Each member of the band put in a portion of their income to produce the release.
They hope to put together a Tasmanian tour shortly.

19th Feb 2006
New material due in March; the Ute song finished, mixed and mastered;Toxteth Riot the symphonic version which will knock your socks off; Indian Summer a local favourite and Castaway rejigged yet again.
G'day from Tasmania, we are halo7, I'm Michael Lynch and we are a rock band trying to get our music out to the masses.Listen to our demo's, they're not perfect but we are sure they will grow on you. Also you can look at some photos of beautiful Tasmania, who knows if you're down this way you might come and have a jam with us.



Why this name?
We were travelling in a car when we were subject to a sundog, an atmospheric condition here in Tasmania that gives this weird halo effect. It only happens at this latitiude, you can see one on the photos page, and because the band is located at Seven Mile Beach we got halo7.
Do you play live?
We have played in and around Hobart at The Trout and at The Republic Bar, we did a gig for all the Tasmanian surfers on a ferry called the Cartela where we entertained a 150 surfers sponsored by Red Herring.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It allows independent musicians to get their music listened to.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
We would be interested in any offers at the moment as Tasmania is a small place.
Band History:



Halo7
Michael Lynch Carl Millward StevenImlach Richard Salter

This is Halo7 and we have been together for about 18 months although Michael has fronted this band project for 4 years. We were lucky to find Moose (Steven Imlach) cleaning windows. Besides the seven tracks (the last two are unmixed and unmastered) on the CD we have at least another awesome 15 tracks and we would like to have a producer on board as the CD appears very compressed and doesn’t capture the energy in the music. All the music and lyrics on the first CD are by Michael Lynch, some of the songs having been started 20 years ago when Michael was living in Liverpool. Toxteth Riot is about his time living in Toxteth and is a positive statement about the place.
The second C.D. features the lyric writing talents of Steven and was finished in late 2006.
The music has an English rock sound influenced by the sounds and sights of Tasmania and the other members have helped sculpt the sound. We hope to air our new material soon and feel it is even stronger than this first batch of songs.
Anyway I hope you can see the potential in the material, which is currently receiving favourable airplay on edge radio. Halo7 is hoping that you will listen to the music constructively as we are looking for a record label to sign up to, and promote the band as a live act.
Michael Lynch acoustic and electric guitars
Carl Millward bass guitar
Steve Imlach vocals
Richard Salter percussion.

Mike Lynch contact; e-mail:
lly91431@bigpond.net.au.

www.iSound.com/halo7
www.myspace.com/halo7
www.music.download.com/halo7
www.music.download.com/halo7x

Your influences?
Halo7 are a blend of many styles,Mike likes any thing from Led Zep to Killing Joke, Stephen likes 90's grunge, and Richard likes modern rock and dance music.
Favorite spot?
Hobart's eastern shore. Carlton River mouth where Mike and Steven surf.
Bay of Fires for the coolest sunsets.
Equipment used:
Personally I have an Ibanez electric,Hohner 6 string acoustic and a Yamaha 12 string semi acoustic.I use a Marshall Valvestate 2000 amp and I use the following effects;Ibanez tube screamer, Ibanez flange, Boss stereo chorus,Washburn CX5 compressor and JHS digital delay unit.
Anything else...?
Check out the Local Music Directory at
http://localmusicdirectory.com
www.bandspace.com/halo7
www.music.download.com/halo7
Mike
Richard
Halo7 MK2
Moose
Halo7 live
Join The Mailing List
We will not store or use this email address other than for this newsletter.