Rick Gregory

  • Seventh Son

About Rick Gregory

Seventh Son Seventh Son was put together by brothers Kev and Bri O’Shaughnessy in 1980. The band recorded their first demo at Streetlife Studios in Barnsley in July '82. The band now felt ready and strong enough to record their first single Man in the Street and was released in December 1982 on the band’s own Rising Son label gaining reviews in Kerrang! quickly became part of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM).

In 1983 the band were invited to record their first session for Sheffield's ‘Hallam Rock Show’ after the radio shows producer Colin Slade had heard the bands first demo. It was broadcast in April 1983 with the band going on to record two further sessions for the station in 1984 and 1985 the bulk of the material recorded can be heard on the album ‘Immortal Hours’.

In 1984 they recorded their next single, the double ‘A’ side ‘Metal to the Moon / Sound and Fury’. The non stop gigging continued with the single again being reviewed in Kerrang!, Sounds and Metal Forces. In 1986 the Seventh Son track Stage Crazy saw the light of day on a Yorkshire band’s compilation entitled ‘Torn in Two’ released on the Torment label.

A deal was secured with South Yorkshire label Music Factory in 1986 with a single Northern Boots being released in the autumn of 1987. After working on an albums worth of material for the label a tour of the South of France was completed in the Summer of 1987. The single had gained the band much media attention appearing in the Daily Mirror newspaper and on Yorkshire Televisions Calendar news programme. A concert at Barnsley Civic Hall in November ’87 was filmed and released on video under the title ‘Alive by Night in Yorkshire’.

A 12” 4 track E.P. Entitled ‘What More Do You Want?’ was released in 1989 and another single ‘Factory Girls’ in 1991. In 1992 the band supported the legendary NAZARETH with a full house at Barnsley Civic Hall. In 1999 German label ‘Iron Pages’ picked up on the band and released the ‘Dangerous Kiss’ album. The bands next single on CD was released in late 2000 - ‘Dangerous Kiss’ (the title track from the album). The band recorded a track for the Saxon tribute album ‘Eagleution’ in 2005. 2009 was the year that their critically acclaimed album ‘Spirit World’ was released on CD, vinyl and download. 2010 saw the band have a track included on the album ‘Roots Of Metallica’ (on the Austrian label ‘Rock Classics’) after Lars Ulrich credited them as an early influence.

The band’s current line up of Bri O’Shaughnessy, Rick Gregory, Dave Fox and Kev Lee are currently still signed to German record label ‘Iron Pages’ and have continued to play consistently building up a new following on social media. To celebrate their 35th anniversary ‘banned band’ Seventh Son release 'explosive' new single ‘Living On A Time Bomb’ - a catchy take on the world speeding ahead of us and leaving us behind! It’s taken from their forthcoming new album which covers topics such as witchcraft, war, robbery, austerity, hallucinations, men of the cloth, outlaws and history's mistakes! A heady mix with an axe to grind - definitely one to be played at maximum volume!

In 1983 the band were invited to record their first session for Sheffield's ‘Hallam Rock Show’ after the radio shows producer Colin Slade had heard the bands first demo. It was broadcast in April 1983 with the band going on to record two further sessions for the station in 1984 and 1985 the bulk of the material recorded can be heard on the album ‘Immortal Hours’.

In 1984 they recorded their next single, the double ‘A’ side ‘Metal to the Moon / Sound and Fury’. The non stop gigging continued with the single again being reviewed in Kerrang!, Sounds and Metal Forces. In 1986 the Seventh Son track Stage Crazy saw the light of day on a Yorkshire band’s compilation entitled ‘Torn in Two’ released on the Torment label.

A deal was secured with South Yorkshire label Music Factory in 1986 with a single Northern Boots being released in the autumn of 1987. After working on an albums worth of material for the label a tour of the South of France was completed in the Summer of 1987. The single had gained the band much media attention appearing in the Daily Mirror newspaper and on Yorkshire Televisions Calendar news programme. A concert at Barnsley Civic Hall in November ’87 was filmed and released on video under the title ‘Alive by Night in Yorkshire’.

A 12” 4 track E.P. Entitled ‘What More Do You Want?’ was released in 1989 and another single ‘Factory Girls’ in 1991.
In 1992 the band supported the legendary NAZARETH with a full house at Barnsley Civic Hall.
In 1999 German label ‘Iron Pages’ picked up on the band and released the ‘Dangerous Kiss’ album.
The bands next single on CD was released in late 2000 - ‘Dangerous Kiss’ (the title track from the album).
The band recorded a track for the Saxon tribute album ‘Eagleution’ in 2005.
2009 was the year that their critically acclaimed album ‘Spirit World’ was released on CD, vinyl and download.
2010 saw the band have a track included on the album ‘Roots Of Metallica’ (on the Austrian label ‘Rock Classics’) after Lars Ulrich credited them as an early influence.

The band’s current line up of Bri O’Shaughnessy, Rick Gregory, Dave Fox and Kev Lee are currently still signed to German record label ‘Iron Pages’ and have continued to play consistently building up a new following on social media.

To celebrate their 35th anniversary ‘banned band’ Seventh Son release 'explosive' new single ‘Living On A Time Bomb’ – a catchy take on the world speeding ahead of us and leaving us behind! It’s taken from their forthcoming new album which covers topics such as witchcraft, war, robbery, austerity, hallucinations, men of the cloth, outlaws and history's mistakes! A heady mix with an axe to grind - definitely one to be played at maximum volume!