7 STONE RIOT is a 5-piece hard rock band from Helena, AL (suburb of Birmingham, AL) formed in 2012. Current members include; Whit Millsap (lead vocals), Tyler Millsap (bass/backup vocals), Reid Aldridge (lead guitar), Jeff Leng (drums, backup vocals), and Todd Millsap (rhythm guitar). Whit, Reid and Tyler begin this journey all with the same goal in mind. They wanted to perform their own music in front of the masses. They chose to start out as a cover band playing the songs they grew up listening to. Some of the bands covered in their set were Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Fuel, Creed, etc. Doing this helped them find which route they would take when it came to songwriting. After a couple of years of cover gigs, 7SR decided to become exclusively an all original band. They started writing music and playing shows with national and regional acts here and there. In January of 2015 they went out on their first tour. The band has played with US National bands Hinder, Lamb Of God, Puddle Of Mudd, Tantric, Motionless In White, All That Remains, Saliva, CKy, Whitechapel, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Fuel, Trapt, Butcher Babies, Nonpoint, Like A Storm, Otherwise, Fozzy, Adelitas Way and their good friend Bo Bice of Helena, AL. 7SR released ‘Scratching The Surface,’ a 5 song EP on July 4, 2018 to all digital platforms as well as physical copies. ’Scratching The Surface,’ was produced/engineered by multi-platinum producer Rick Beato and Ken ‘GL’ Lanyon. Before the release of the EP, 7SR released the single ‘Time Will Tell’ in 2016 and ‘Im Alive’ in 2017. The single “I’m Alive” was debuted at the 2017 Alabama Music Awards Show, hosted at the BJCC Theater Hall. 7SR won the state level ‘Next2Rock’ competition 2 years in a row, 2017 and 2018.
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Reid Aldridge - Lead Guitar
Tyler Millsap - Bass
Todd Millsap - Guitar
Jeff Leng - Drums/Vocals