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BU Today Sessions: First to Seven

This is rock ’n’ roll


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Click on the video above to see First to Seven perform “Once Scene, Twice Shy.” Click here to watch “Don’t Turn Away.”

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.

Finding a drummer was easy — they looked in their own residence hall and asked floormate Tanmay Parekh (SAR’10) to join them. However, coming up with bassist Andrew Bisdale (CAS’10) required extreme measures — otherwise known as Facebook-stalking.

“I saw a picture of Andrew playing bass on Facebook and asked him if he felt like joining a band,” says Camilon, who’s studying medical sciences and psychology. “When we had our first full jam session, the whole time Andrew Lee and I just kept thinking, ‘Holy sh*t! Tanmay and Bisdale make us actually sound good!’”

With inspiration from bands like Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, and Third Eye Blind, First to Seven has 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.”

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Alan Wong

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu.

9 Comments on BU Today Sessions: First to Seven

  • paul yi on 12.11.2008 at 1:56 am

    wooooo first to seven

  • Anna on 12.11.2008 at 10:01 am

    Yeah I’m a fan!! Who’s the guy singing with the fancy haircut?

  • hmm on 12.11.2008 at 11:28 am

    the drummer is hotttt

  • Anonymous on 12.11.2008 at 12:43 pm


    planet gonsufus is better.

  • Anonymous on 12.11.2008 at 10:09 pm

    not bad

  • Doug G on 12.12.2008 at 1:52 am


  • haha on 12.12.2008 at 9:59 am

    the lead singer has a really high pitched voice

  • Anonymous on 12.13.2008 at 12:03 am

    First to Seven

    Good drummer and lead guitarist. I’m a fan.

  • Abhi on 02.02.2010 at 9:26 pm

    First to Seven is awesome I’m a huge groupie!!!!!

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