Seven Years Has Exciting News To Share!

Seven Years is pleased to officially welcome Ms. Michele Suh Wood as the latest member of our team. With Michele we not only get a passionate musical director, but also a world class violinist. She has been working with Seven Years for several months in preparation for our upcoming October concerts.  We think our fans and anyone that loves Christian music will appreciate what Michele has to offer.
Songwriter J. Suthern Hicks, who wrote the songs on our debut album, always imagined prominent violin parts in his songs, but due to time and budget restraints, was not able to achieve that on “Time to Change.”  Mr. Hicks stated, “It’s great to finally hear live strings in the music. Michele is not only creative with her musical choices, but she respects the songs and walks a beautiful line of creativity and restraint.” He also added, “Seven Years is in great hands with Michele, I look forward to writing more music with the band and watching where God takes this talented group.”
Suthern and Michele standing in front of Village Church

Suthern and Michele standing in front of Village Church

Michele’s violin career spans over 28 years in the Los Angeles Music Industry. She received her undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Violin Performance from the University of Southern California. Though she was classically trained, she has enjoyed performing in a variety of musical genres that also includes rock, jazz, and country/fiddle. For the past 9 years she has served as Assistant Concertmaster of Asia America Symphony under the baton of 5-time Grammy nominee jazz legend, David Benoit.
Currently, not only does Michele teach privately as a registered Suzuki teacher, but she also teaches group violin instruction, and she is a chamber music and music theory coach for the Harmony Project. Harmony Project is Los Angeles’ largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization solely dedicated to music education for youth in low-income communities. They have been recognized as one of the most effective arts-based youth interventions in the nation. 
Band members Travis Mikels (L) and Michele Suh Wood (R) at Fish Fest 2014.

Band members Travis Mikels  and Michele Suh Wood at Fish Fest 2014.

Michele stated, “After taking a seven year hiatus from playing in bands, it is somewhat ironic to be joining Seven Years. I love the music and the mission of Seven Years, and I am passionate about seeing what God has in store for us.  I hope to to serve with my talents and lift up the Kingdom of God wherever we may be called.”  I think that everyone associated  with Seven Years would certainly echo the same sentiment.
We welcome Michele and we are grateful to God for what He has done and what He is doing. “Being confident of this very thing, that he, who hath begun a good work in you, will perfect it unto the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6. 
Seven Years getting ready for a performance.

Seven Years getting ready for a performance.

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2 Responses to Seven Years Has Exciting News To Share!

  1. I look forward to the added depth that a violin always adds. I’m looking forward to the concert this weekend.

  2. David Webb says:

    Look at that beard! Congrats Seven Years and Michele!

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