Ohio Avenue
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Ohio Avenue

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | SELF

Birmingham, Alabama, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative


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The best kept secret in music


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Make Me Believe - released 2006


Feeling a bit camera shy


Ohio Avenue exploded onto the rock music scene in 2005 with a sound that demanded attention. Pairing high energy live performances with captivating lyrics, these Alabama natives are determined to be heard. Relaying a message of hope and love, this melodic rock music will leave your heart craving for more.

The band members--Derek, Casey, Zach and Chad--started playing music together at church roughly two years ago. The band members felt God taking them in new directions. This brought about Ohio Avenue. The name came from a street where lead singer Derek Williams used to live in Indiana. His family made the decision to move to Alabama and leave Ohio Avenue. This was an extremely difficult move for his family, but it ended up being extremely beneficial in the long run. Their band name now represents moving away from what is comfortable and familiar and embracing something new and better.

In the 2 years that the band has been together they have accomplished so much. The band is currently working with producer Barry Blair (Audio Adrenaline, Bleach, Poor Man’s Riches) to finish a full length album due out in late 2006. Their first single from the album, “Close to Me,” has been the most requested song on the Jon Walden Show at 93.7 WDJC in Birmingham, AL. Ohio Avenue has landed opening slots for bands like Kutless and Superchick and they recently won the Indie Community.com Talent Search, beating out over 75 other regional bands.

As of today, Ohio Avenue is a simple garage band with a not so simple dream waiting to be accomplished. This, most importantly, includes following God's will for their lives. Overall, Ohio Avenue wants to fulfill the call on their lives, and hopefully, help lead others in the right direction so they can do the same.