After going into hiatus from Tesla in 1996, lead vocalist Jeff Keith and guitarist Tommy Skeoch, who just became sober, wanted to continue playing music on their own, somehow continuing the line of hard rock/blues Tesla brought in.
They recruited guitarist Ray Hinkley and former Flame rhythm section, Steve Smith and Denis Bostok.
Originally named Sofa King, they played over 200 shows before deciding on changing the name to Bar 7 in 1999. Another former Tesla member, Frank Hannon, replaced Skeoch briefly after the release of their only album. But after a couple months separation, the original members of Tesla worked out their differences and reunited, thus ending Bar 7.
- Jeff Keith: Vocals
- Tommy Skeoch: Guitars, Backing Vocals
- Ray Hinkley: Guitar
- Steve Smith: Bass
- Denis Bostok: Drums
- The World Is a Freak
2000 album on Sindrome Records