A forerunner to the Breed was a band called the Magnificent Seven, that was formed in 1986 and played in and around Hobart over the period 1987 to 1989. The band played a mix of Mod Revival, 60s Beat, Australian Independent as well as original material. The original line up of the band was Wayne Crisp (Guitar/Vocals), Peter Black (Vocals), Rod Wise (Bass/Vocals) and Mick McCoy (Drums).
The video below captures the original line up of The Magnificent Seven performing the song “Almost With You” at the Dog House Hotel on 11 December 1987.
The Magnificent Seven stopped playing in 1988 with Rod subsequently moving to the mainland, but reformed several months later with Tim Rodrigo (who had recently moved from Melbourne) taking over Bass duties. In mid 1989 Mick moved to Perth WA and was replaced by Dave Penny on Drums.
The Magnificent Seven held a fortnightly residency (every second Friday) at the Dog House Hotel, and also played regularly at the Uni Bar and at many of the start and end of term Uni Bashes. They also appeared at other venues along the way such as The Long Gallery, The Backspace at the Theatre Royal, The Ship Hotel, The Wheatsheaf, The Red Lion, Chloes Night Club, Club Dimension and the Last Resort. They even managed several visits to the north of the state playing in Launceston at Nightmoves and the Billabong Hotel.
Some Photos of The Magnificent Seven in Action
The Dog House Hotel 1987 (From Left to Right – Wayne Crisp, Rod Wise & Pete Black)
The Last Resort 1987 (From Left to Right – Wayne Crisp, Mick McCoy, Peter Black & Rod Wise).
The Uni Activities Centre 8th May 1987
The Uni Bar 1989
The Uni Activities Centre – 21st July 1989. Finishing their set with a cover of the Who’s “My Generation” complete with Wayne smashing a guitar. Now that’s Rock and Roll!