Once Okay Twice

Once Okay Twice

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
BandRockSoul

We are an indie/rock/soul/synthpop band that makes unique and original music that has fortunately been very well-received. There is something for everyone in our songs. Our singer has a disability and we use our music to raise awareness about the disability. We can do great things through music!

Biography

Once Okay Twice was formed in January 2006 with a guitarist, bassist, violinist, drummer, and singer in Washington, DC. Our original guitarist and drummer moved to other cities and our violinist plays shows with us occasionally. Our singer started playing keyboards and our current line-up is: vocals/keys, guitar, bass, and drums. We classify ourselves as indie/rock/soul/synthpop, although, we believe our music encompasses many genres at times. One thing that sets us apart from other bands and makes us extremely unique is that our singer/keyboardist has a disability (a degenerative muscular condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3). Although he can walk, he involuntary falls down occasionally and he cannot run and uses stairs with great difficulty. In fact, he has fallen down during a show (he kept singing) and our guitarist had to pick him up while he performed. Our band has been very involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association because of our singer and we have played MDA's summer camps (for children with MDA related disabilities). We feel that we can achieve great things through music and our band has played many benefits and events for charities because of this mentality. At the end of the day, our band wants to reach as many people as possible with our music because we believe that we can better the world that way. We all have gifts and we should use them to help our fellow man and woman. Luckily for us, music has been our gift. Also, during the summer of 2010, we were fortunate enough to be featured on a national commercial promoting the new Hawaii Five-0 television show. We were selected as the band from Washington, DC to be in the commercial and we can be seen playing a portion of the Hawaii Five-0 theme song.