High Dive Presents


Sunday 10/20

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)


This event is 21 and over

“Youʼre never going to be as good as something you copy. So, we want to invent
our own space,” says Phil Leavitt, one half of the stalwart rock/blues duo 7Horse.
“And if you want what weʼve got, weʼre the only ones who have it.”

Formed in 2011 by Leavitt and longtime friend and musical partner Joie Calio,
7Horse has blazed their own trail across three well-reviewed albums: Let the
7Horse Run (2011), Songs for a Voodoo Wedding (2014) and Livin in a Bitch of a
World (2016) and most recently SUPERFECTA (12/7/2018). Along the way, their
raw, swaggerinʼ catalog of “dark, sexual rockʼnʼroll” has racked up 13.5+ million
streams on Spotify and been featured across TV shows (Amazonʼs The Grand
Tour, the NFL playoffs on Fox), video games (Far Cry 5) and one very, very big
movie — The Wolf of Wall Street, which showcased the bandʼs left-of-center hit
“Meth Lab Zoso Sticker.”

“Thereʼs a level of validation when Martin Scorsese thinks your song is good
enough for his movie,” says Calio. “That was the proverbial shot in the arm for us.
We weren't looking for it, but we had worked our asses off — sometimes stuff like
that comes to you."

But ever restless, the band has toyed with their musical formula on their new
album Superfecta. Written and recorded in the Hollywood Hills over a six-month
span, it marks a true sonic evolution for the group, and adds a few new voices to
their swampy mix.

“We started as a two-piece, blues-influenced, Black Keys-styled band, but we
couldnʼt stay there,” says Leavitt. “We have all these influences. Iʼm a product of
growing up in Vegas, so I love showbiz, and I love rockʼnʼroll. To me, itʼs like Dean
Martin fronting the Stones. Is there room for that? We want to find out.”

In lieu of self-producing, the band brought in Grammy-winning mixer/producer
Dave Way (Ben Folds, Jakob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Foo Fighters, Paul
McCartney, Pink). “Heʼs mixed some of our stuff before, and heʼs a great
collaborator,” says Leavitt. “He has the same appreciation for the ‘60s and ‘70s
bands we like — and he cut his teeth as an engineer/mixer for a lot of R&B records,
so he gets the groove thatʼs part of our sound. And heʼs a great hang.”

As well, the band also started working with Brian Whelan, a multi-instrumentalist
who recently served as the guitar player for Dwight Yoakam. “Heʼs a great bass
player and keyboardist, and he really frees us up live,” says Calio.
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103