Local band on a run

Alternative rock group First to Seven started two years ago as a couple of guys — Ryan Camilon (CAS’10, MED’13) and Andrew Lee (SMG’10) — in Warren Towers with acoustic guitars. It wasn’t until their sophomore year that Camilon, a vocalist, and Lee, who plays lead guitar, decided to expand the project to a full band, adding drummer Tanmay Parekh (SAR’10) and bassist Andrew Bisdale (CAS’10).

Now they’ve become what Camilon calls “a big music project-slash-party.” While plenty of practices are spent writing and perfecting songs, “there are other times when we just take breaks and crack jokes,” he says. “First to Seven is what we’ve always wanted: a band that we and other people like listening to.”