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About Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son

Short Bio:

High Energy, Alt-Rock from Jersey. We play our hearts out- we hope you'll listen. 

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Long Bio: 

Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son is a Hard Rock/Punk band from New Jersey, who utilizes killer guitar riffs, catchy choruses,and insightful lyrics in their energetic and explosive live show.

The band was formed in December 2010 under the name "Seventh Son" in East Brunswick, NJ by Mahoney, Jon Alba, and Drew Agey. Originally intended for a single show, the band quickly caught on locally and began to play the New Jersey rock circuit.

In 2012, the band released its first EP, Only Ashes Remain, which featured both studio and live tracks. The band continued to trudge forward and was nominated for "Top Young Band" at the 2013 and 2014 Asbury Park Music Awards.

In 2014, the band rebranded as "Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son" while simultaneously undergoing some lineup changes. The new endeavor combines some of the favorite tracks of the previous run with some new ideas as well, but ultimately, the same fun rock that all fans grew to enjoy.

The band has shared bills with likes of The Gaslight Anthem, Pianos Become the Teeth, Pity Sex, John Eddie, The Hold Steady, John Herington, and several other national acts while headlining shows of their own, and sharing the stage with many local bands in Asbury Park, and New Brunswick, such as Deal Casino, Semiotics, and Hodera.

The band released its first full-studio album, "Friends in Low Places," in 2014 to rave reviews, along with being nominated again for "Top Young Band" in the Asbury Music Awards.

Then in July of 2015, the band released its sophomore effort "The Outskirts" which featured 10 brand new songs written by Mahoney/Alba, and the band was nominated for "Top Rock Band" in the 2015 Asbury Music Awards.

The single "Don't Ever Love Me" was chosen by DJ Rich Russo (WRAT, WDHA, Sirus XM) as #4 on his "New Jersey Top 15" and #11 on his "Everywhere Top 25" of 2015 lists.

In 2016, the band released "Shot in the Dark", their third studio album- which had a darker, more raw feel- featured songs like "Black and Milds" "Leave it Frayed" and the title track. They hit the road more frequently than they had before, playing as far as Nashville, and Indiana and they continue to do so into 2017. The band is currently gearing up to record a new EP that will be released later in the year. 

"Shot in the Dark" "The Outskirts" and "Friends in Low Places" are available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and more!

Current lineup:

Bobby Mahoney, guitar/vocals

James McIntosh, drums

Andrew Saul, guitar/backing vocals

John Shepherd, bass/backing vocals


About Bobby Mahoney

Aside from the band, Bobby Mahoney has played extensively as a dynamic solo acoustic act, playing locally in New Jersey alongside places as far as Canada. Mahoney released his first solo-effort, Delicate Fall From Grace, in November of 2012. The acoustic album was recorded in its entirety in one night. Bobby uses as much energy in his acoustic shows as he does with the Seventh Son.

Then in April 2015, Mahoney released "Luck", a solo acoustic EP that was recorded at William Paterson University by Max Aharon ("Friends in Low Places" and "The Outskirts"). The EP features 6 stark, mellow, and lyric driven songs- darker than "Delicate...". 

Throughout his career, Mahoney has shared the stage with people such as Bruce Springsteen, Darryl McDaniels (Run-D.M.C.), Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, Joe D'Urso, Joe Grushecky and the House Rockers and Jake Clemons. He was also a finalist in the 2011 "Break" contest, earning himself a sport at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J.

He lists Springsteen, AC/DC, Green Day, Warren Zevon, Foo Figheters, Against Me!, Weezer, The Rolling Stones and The Gaslight Anthem as some of his current influences.