Royal Oak MI – 7 Million Jigawatts announces three 2013 performances in Michigan! Don’t miss the chance to hear Melissa Behring and Jake Tobias bring their special brand of Rock & Soul Music to Michigan as they return home after spending the past 9 months on tour performing for Princess Cruises.
Celebrate summer in beautiful Michigan with three evenings of dance and party music as performed by 7 Million Jigawatts (7MJ). For the past two and a half years, the members of 7MJ have been performing on board various Princess cruise ships touring Australia, New Zealand, the Panama Canal, Alaska, Hawaii, California & Mexican coasts for Princess Cruises. Their uniquely original sound caught the eye of Ford Motor Company back in 2010 when they featured the 7MJ song, “I’ve Got You Covered” in their 2010 Mustang online advertising campaign. In 2009, they had a very successful release of their first original CD “Taking Flight”, which is available online at ITunes, Last FM, Digstation, and CD Baby.
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Featured vocalist in the 7MJ line up is Melissa Behring. Upon graduation from Alpena High School she studied voice performance at Central Michigan University and relocated to Metro-Detroit. Behring is now enjoying an exciting career performing for Princess Cruises and working on the next 7MJ original album.
Jake Tobias began playing guitar at age 9, and was teaching in the local music store by the time he was 14. As a 17 year-old high school student, local bands were sneaking this minor into Detroit clubs to perform with the local bands. In addition to degrees in Music and Engineering from University of Michigan, Jake’s eclectic career has seen him on stage with many Detroit and national acts, including The Contours, Martha Reeves and Lesli Gore.
Supporting Melissa and Jake in 7 Million Jigawatts will be their good friends and 7MJ Alumni, Clint Sabon on drums, Scott David Vernier on the keyboards and Joey Vegas on the bass.
Scott David Vernier’s been gettin’ funky on the keys for quite some time, this mostly self taught player has been seen on stage opening for Gretchen Wilson and Tower of Power. For the last couple years, he has been touring with Jake & Melissa in the New Deal band for Princess Cruises. Scott Vernier has also appeared on the Fox2 Morning Show and played with Dal Bouey and The Dream.
Clint Sabon, the band leader for Nine, the popular Chicago Tribute band and teaches drums at A&R Music in Southgate. Best known in 7MJ as the rapping drummer for performing hits by Vanilla Ice and Busta Move. He played drums on the Sinister Santa Sampler released in 2005. Clint played drums for 7 Million Jigawatts from 2003-2007.
Joey Vegas has been playing bass with several popular Detroit area bands. When 7MJ is in Michigan, Joey has been our go to guy holding down the bottom end.
Saturday, June 29 @ 9:30 PM
Rockin’ Michigan Summertime!
21931 Michigan Ave
Wednesday, July 3 @ 8 PM
Rockin’ the Beer Garden!
Royal Oak Brewery
215 East Fourth St
Royal Oak, MI
Thursday, July 4 @ 4PM – 7PM
Independence Day Festival 2013*
6000 Clarkston Road
*This is a family friendly event*