The story so far…
Seventh Harmonic is a neoclassical ensemble creating sensual euphoric epics that draw on a great diversity of influences. The music blends an intoxicating kaleidoscope of rhythmic intensity and soaring vocals with ethno-symphonic overtures, defying categorisation yet always beating with a dark romantic heart.
Caroline Jago formed the band in 1999, initially as a solo instrumental project, but in time evolving into a three-piece with violinist Éilish McCracken and various vocalists. As a trio Seventh Harmonic made waves on the international ethereal scene, self-released three albums, and appeared on national UK TV and radio.
In 2009, Seventh Harmonic caught the attention of Sweden-based Arcana vocalist Ann-Mari Thim. Her lyrical vision and soprano vocals complemented the transcendental nature of the music, beginning a partnership that gave powerful expression to the neoclassical sound. 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 album ‘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 rapturous reviews, with Zillo Magazine naming it ‘Neoclassical/Heavenly Voices album of the year’.
Today, the band features various international vocalists and musicians contributing both live and throughout the band’s recorded career.
Seventh Harmonic are…
Caroline Jago – composition, programming, keyboards, bass, guitar, drums, percussion
Lesley Malone – drums, percussion, visuals
Previous band members:
Eilish McCracken – violin, vocals
Annmari Thim – vocals
Kate Arnold – vocals, dulcimer
Amandine Ferrari – vocals
Fionna – vocals
We also have had the honour of being joined by:
Ger Egan (This Burning Effigy) – vocals
Sathorys Elenorth (Arcana, Der Blaue Reiter, Narsilion) – drums
Kalin Yordanov (Irfan) – vocals, percussion
Nuria Luis (Narsilion, Der Blaue Reiter) – violin
Jo Quail – cello
Fréderique Henrottin (Keltia) – harp
Evi Stergiou (Daemonia Nymphe) – vocals
Spiros Giasfarakis (Daemonia Nymphe) – vocals, table harp
Paul Nemeth (Tammuz) – vocals
Louisa John-Krol – vocals