CAROLINE JAGO -
composition, programming, keyboards, bass, guitar,
LESLEY MALONE -
EILISH McCRACKEN -
violin, occasional vocals
composes and performs all the music
plays bass, guitar and drums live. She also plays bass and drums in Sol
Invictus, and has performed with Monica Richards (Faith and
Muse), SoRIAH, Peter Bjärgö (Arcana), Der Blaue Reiter, and Narsilion.
Her main interests outside music
are travel and exploration of every
kind, the impressions from which are the source of inspiration behind
Seventh Harmonic's music
plays live drums and percussion and is responsible for the
band's visuals and artwork.
She also plays drums in Sol
Invictus, and has performed
Richards (Faith and the Muse), Peter Bjärgö (Arcana), SoRIAH, Der Blaue Reiter, and
Éilish occasionally sings and plays
violin, and originally inspired/forced Caroline to start the band.
Classically trained on violin,
flute, Eilish is still to be found playing in a bizarrely range of
goth, neofolk, punk, indie and folk bands, as well as innumerable Irish
We also have the honour
of occasionally playing live with:
Nuria Luis (Narsilion
and Der Blaue Reiter) on violin
Fréderique Henrottin (Keltia) on
Sathorys Elenorth (Narsilion
and Der Blaue Reiter) on
Ger Egan (Vol Distil, This Burning Effigy) on
story so far...
Harmonic are a neoclassical ensemble creating sensual euphoric epics
that draw on a great diversity of influences. The music blends
intoxicating kaleidoscope of rhythmic intensity and soaring vocals with
ethno-symphonic overtures, defying categorisation yet always beating
with a dark romantic heart.
The band was formed
by Caroline Jago in 1999, initially as a solo instrumental project, but
in time evolving into a three piece with violinist Éilish McCracken and
various vocalists. The band made waves on the international
ethereal scene, although the powerful and experimental nature of the
sound did not fit entirely into that genre. After self-releasing three
albums and making appearances on national UK TV and radio, the founder
members decided to take a break and focus on their involvement with
other projects, including Sol Invictus and Sorrow.
the attention of Sweden-based Arcana vocalist
Ann-Mari Thim was caught,
whose lyrical vision and soprano vocals complemented the
transcendental nature of the music. This new partnership with Caroline
brought the full power of their neoclassical sound into dramatic focus,
and the newly expanded live band were immediately asked to play a
number of European festivals, which saw them experimenting with old and
new songs before finally defining their rich bombastic sound, complete
with breathtaking visuals.
This was finally
unveiled on the new album, entitled 'Garden of Dilmun'. Based on three
concepts of the muses, the wheel of the year, and the seasons of the
heart, the CD comes with a lavishly illustrated 16 page booklet.
Released in May 2011 on Out of Line Records, it received
reviews, with Zillo Magazine naming it 'Neoclassical/Heavenly Voices
of the year'.
Today, the band features various international vocalists and musicians contributing both live and throughout the band's recorded career.