- Simon Williams - vocals, guitar
- Jimmy - bass
- Matt - guitar
- Chris - drums
After being picked up by John Peel when Radio 1 Sound City visited Oxford in 1997, the Seven went on to appear in Peel's channel 4 show Sound of the Suburbs before releasing some stunning singles for Shifty Disco, successfully negotiating with them the release of their debut album. In February 1999, shortly before they were due to begin recording, frontman Simon Williams was shot in the eye by a passing car on the way home from the pub, leaving him with an airgun pellet in his eye and a lot of stuff to cancel.
One year later, The Samurai Seven had to start from square one, but never really managed to get back to where they left off. Their debut album, Le Sport, was eventually released on Rotator in the UK and also saw the light of day in Japan. In late 2005, after spending a couple of years in relative obscurity, the Seven split for good, most members electing to join new outfit The Dirty Royals.