The Lucky Sevens hail from Ventura, California, home to one of the country's most zealous swing/ rockabilly scenes. The group was
started by drummer Tony 'Topcat' Cicero as a journey back to his roots after many years in the punk rock/ alternative arena. (Most
notably with the Mecolodiacs and the now legendary Saccharine Trust.) His concept was to blend late 1940's / early 1950's jump swing
with a modern rockabilly attitude and energy. To take big band, strip it's engine, soup it up and give it a new paint job. Do what the
forefathers of rock n' roll, like Louis Jordan did, and kick it up a few notches. The trick was to find players who shared his sensibilities.
As luck would have it Cicero hooked up with guitarist Joe Baugh of Ruby Joe fame. Baugh's slick rockabilly/ Western swing licks and his
devotion to American Roots music made him a perfect fit. Finding the right horn players and an experienced upright bassist proved more
difficult. After a series of disappointing starts, the band was almost ready to roll with the addition of consummate musician Stu Richards
on clarinet /alto sax, Jon Nilsen on tenor sax and Eric Monteith on bass. All they needed was a
singer. A front man. Everything else, including an impressive cache of sizzling tunes, was in place. They knew they needed a male singer with
style. They wanted someone who could croon and rock. They found their missing link in vocalist Ed Fagan who had just the right combination
of talent and moxie to take the whole thing home.
The Lucky Sevens serve up enough steaming hot, Motor Swing to challenge even the most seasoned Lindy Hoppers! The band's steady gigging
at venues like The Derby, Nicholby's, and a number of community and charity events like the Los Angeles Millennium Celebration, has
earned them a loyal following of both dance and music enthusiasts. Their distinctive sound pays homage to the greats of American roots
music, without compromise and with all the grace and gusto one would expect from a bunch of jive bringin', jump swingin', sons of guns!