Each album by contains a variety of musical styles from modern rock to techno to americana with many songs often containing a mix of those influences. This band works hard at sounding different than the others (and sometimes succeeds!) and breaks away from delivering "formula" songs. Many of the tracks are recorded in one or two takes to maintain a feeling of spontaneity and freshness.
formed in 2007 to develop and release a CD for distribution and airplay based on the psychotic song arrangement of , the devious guitar arrangements of and the percussive tones of . Starting with their second album, joined up to add his own guitar voicings to the mix. With the release of their sixth album, , Bobby Schroll-Bodean joined as the bass player. In 2010, left the group to pursue a solo project and was replaced by on guitar. became the lead percussionist in 2010 replacing . In 2013, returned to the band to share the guitar work with Alan and Frank. took over the percussion duties, while the smooth vocals of were added to . On the 2013 release "Old Stuf" you can also hear the vocals of on the song "Donuts".
Due to two different surgeries for Frank and several long term illnesses in the band's immediate families, has not been performing live during the 2008-2013 period. Especially memorable was Frank dancing around on the stage in pain at McCarthy's ale house in Cleveland, Ohio just before his first shoulder surgery. Maybe we'll try it again soon. We're had to turn down several shows we would have liked because they were not at all-ages venues which prevented our former percussionist from performing. At this point, we are content with being an internet band and we're waiting to see what lies in the future for Reaction 7.
Cognac, Tequila, Irish Whiskey, or Energy Drinks depending on which band member you're referring to. Honestly, we've heard a lot of the same stuff you have. We listen, we learn!
We use a variety of junk -- most Fender, Gibson and Washburn for guitars and bass, Marshall and Fender for amps, and a variety of electronic crap from Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Boss, Fostex, and TC Helicon. Percussion is variety of Pearl, Zildjian, Yamaha electronic, and misc stuff. The PA system....hmmm....what are all of those buttons and lights doing anyway? Post recording production on PC.
We just want to thank all of those fans that have supported us over the years and all the Cleveland area artists that have contributed their talents to the Reaction 7 project. Thanks! Love you...mean it!