Seven Mary Three
Band Information

band pic Seven Mary Three was born in 1992 when the two Jasons met while attending William & Mary College in Virginia. Initially, they performed as a duo with Ross singing, Pollock playing guitar, and both writing music. Later, Giti Khalsa and bassist Casey Daniel joined the fold, and the foursome played coffeehouses and clubs throughout the Southeast.

After releasing its first album, in 1994, the self-produced "Churn," and getting airplay on an FM rock station in Orlando for the "Cumbersome" single, the band relocated to that area. That regional success soon caught the attention of major-label scouts. The band signed with Mammoth and rerecorded the songs on "Churn," plus two new ones, for last year's "American Standard."
Source: LA Times 2/2/96, Mammoth Online

Jason Ross
lead vocals, guitars

So, where did the name "Seven Mary Three" come from?
Ross confesses: "People like to interpret it in a lot of different ways. My professors thought it was a reference to something medieval, that it had to do with the Trinity, the Virgin Mary and the seven deadly sins. But to tell you the truth, we came up with the name one day just sitting around watching [Seventies cop show] C.H.i.P.s. on TV -- 'seven mary three' was the blond guy's call sign!"

About their independent album Churn:
Ross: "That album took us nine months to get it out, because, except for the manufacturing of the discs, we did everything ourselves, and we didn't know what we were doing. It was a really good learning experience."

About American Standard:
Ross: "I think there's a basic theme through the whole work. Everything that's depicted is a human relationship, but it's all about forgiveness. There is definitely a hint of guilt in many of the songs. Many of our families have gone through divorce, and fidelity is a big issue for this band: Can a man and a woman, or a man and a man, or whoever -- can they stay together?

"The title is the most duplicitous statement on the album, because there are no American standards. I mean that in a positive way. There should be no reason why if you're born any color or into any class that you can't rise above it. And that's why there's no American standard -- so we'd like to believe."

Source: The Buzz Word 1/96; Guitar School 2/96
Jason Pollock
lead guitars, vocals

Giti Khalsa

Casey Daniel

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