Never Say Never
Following the commercial release of their debut album "Never Say Never" One has embarked on 3 successful tours in the United States, touching North Carolina, Ohio, Georgia, and Florida to name a few, has also played for the U.S Navy in Jacksonville the last 2 years. Having spent the upwards of 7 months putting the album together, the Band was confident that they had a product that could compete. "Every process was as if not more important than the One before, we really put a lot of time into it," explains guitar player Chris Staniforth. With songs like "You Fall" as well as the Title track " Never Say Never" that can sonically blow out the speakers, to a song like "Mystery" and their hit single "Here We Are", that shows the band's softer more intimate side. "We shot a video for that One (Here We Are) and it was the worst snowstorm of the year. We had members of the band stranded and we weren't even able to get into the warehouse to shoot. THAT'S ROCK N' ROLL!, Adds Staniforth. The album takes a listener on an emotional journey. "We felt that it was the right collection of songs. We wanted to make sure that the whole album was a good listen, not just a song or 2," says bassist Ben Cousineau; who was forced to leave the recording sessions temporarily due to personal reasons. By spring 2008, One welcomed a new member to the family. Drummer and long time friend Rudy Occhionero joined the band about 3 weeks before they went on tour. Having quite a bit experience in the studio, Rudy was new to the touring world but wouldn't trade it for anything. "I am grateful to these guys for giving me the opportunity to do what I love for a living; there are no words to explain playing in front of new faces every night," says Occhionero. "Rudy has brought a new energy to the band, we have gone through a lot over the last few years, he, without even realizing has helped us look forward," says Staniforth. A quote from Manager Michael Sucar in a recent discussion sums up what One is all about. "These guys eat, sleep, and breathe the band and their music. Nothing shakes their drive and determination. I find myself motivated by their attitudes and approach to achieving their goal." Moving forward One looks to the future with optimism and a newfound energy. Being satisfied with where they have been and what they have accomplished, the band has begun working on material for their next release. "It just feels good to get some new stuff down. We have this inspiration these days that is inexplicable" says singer Danny Rossi. One is a band that exists for their fans and for each other. A band that has not forgotten where they've come from, and how they got to where they are. "It is the unity that keeps the dream alive, continues Rossi. Without each other we are nothing, together we are One'.