The Mission Seven is on a mission to return dance music to it's fun roots with a mixture of Latin Soul, Boogaloo, Cumbia, hard driving beats, and a retro garage edge. All about the human approach, with real drums, percussion, a soulful horn section, vintage guitar, and bass, The Mission Seven's sound is dance floor friendly, yet sophisticated without being stuffy.
The band hails from San Francisco's Mission district, our name taken from Sax playing leader Connie's grandma's phone number, which back in the day was MI7-5444, MI being the Mission district prefix.
While our members have a wide variety of musical tastes and experience, this band is all about filling dance floors with sounds from our collective roots which stretch from the aforementioned Mission, all the way to Bogota Columbia.
Brad Bechtel (Lap Steel),
Connie Walkershaw (Sax),
Michele Walthers (Violin),
Paul Bergmann (Guitar),
Jess Walkershaw (Bass),
Dana Burt (Drums)