Won’t you let me take you on a sea cruise?
7 Million Jigawatts (7MJ) has recently been making quite a name for themselves by performing across Michigan and the Midwest at festivals and events like the True North Radio Network’s Summer Concert Series and the Taste of Clarkston. The band is hot off the heels of their first original cd release, ‘Taking Flight’ which is available online at ITunes and CD Baby. Their unique style of music infused with rock and soul caught the attention of Ford Motor Company in 2009. Their song “I’ve Got You Covered,” was featured in the 2010 Mustang online advertising campaign.
To land the gig with Princess Cruises, Jake Tobias (bass), and Melissa Behring (vocals) joined forces with Scott Michaels (drums), Sean Z (guitar), and Scott Vernier (keys). They incorporated more dance party favorites in order to cover all the repertoire required by Princess Cruises. They added over a hundred new songs and now boast an even broader base of covers spanning from the 50‘s/60‘s Sock Hop Era, to 70’s Disco and even more Classic Rock from the 80’s, 90′s and today. The band will spend four months on board the Diamond Princess. The first two in Asia and then crossing the Bering Straits to spend the last two chasing the glaciers in Alaska and dancing through decades of musical fun.
They plan on spending their spare time on board the Diamond Princess writing and recording the next 7MJ album and hope to have it ready for a release later this year. “I am so excited to have the opportunity to travel, see the world and perform on board such a popular and respected cruise ship.” said front woman, Melissa Behring. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime and one we could not pass up.”
7 Million Jigawatts is currently booking festivals and events for their return to the States in late July. This is their first tour outside the USA March 2011-July 2011 and only have a few performances left.
Fri, March 4 @ 9:30 PM
7 Million Jigawatts
Dance the Night Away
Rochester Mills Beer Co
400 Water Street
Fri, March 11 @ 9:30 PM
7 Million Jigawatts
The Final US Performance
21931 Michigan Ave