One31
Gig Seeker Pro

One31

Orlando, Florida, United States | SELF

Orlando, Florida, United States | SELF
Band Rock Soul

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

This band hasn't logged any past gigs

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


"ONE31 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO "LOST""

ONE31's OFFICIAL music video for their single "Lost". DOWNLOAD THE SONG FOR FREE!!!! at: www.one31music.com - NME


"Orlando's Next Big Thing 2011"

Anyone's Guess and eleven9 Productions are happy to announce ONE31 as our 2011 Orlando's Next Big Thing winner! They have already met with our sponsors OrlandoBands.com and Q's House. The talent this year was amazing and we can't wait until next year. Keep an eye out for next year where we once again look for Orlando's Next Big Thing. - Onbt.net


"What local Artists are Listening To"

“There’s nothing like hearing a song and being completely inspired. With Mute Math, make that their past two records. Everything they’ve created is genius, from their self-titled album released in 2006 to their most recent release, Armistice. They have a unique creativity of merging rock with other genres, adding insane effects and not being afraid of barriers. What an inspiration to any artist! Hearing Mute Math’s catchy melodies, groundbreaking musical hooks and intelligent dynamics makes them the most repeated artist in my iPod. They have that special touch of diversity that makes them the perfect artist to play during my workouts, at an event or even just as background music. I haven’t been able to get Mute Math’s single, “Odd Soul,” out of my head, and am incredibly excited to hear the magic they will be releasing with their new album of the same name this fall (Oct. 4, according to their website)!”
- Orlando Weekly


"ONE31"

rlando Indie/Rock band One31’s new self-titled CD is sure to earn them many new fans. With a polished mix of steady beats, melodic vocal effects, and heartfelt lyrics, the songs on this CD draw the listener in with an infectious energy, and keep them hooked through the end.

On the high-energy first song, “Move,” the band appears to be wrestling with a dilemma as vocalist Rebekkah Joy Serra belts out “Do you think were ready?” and answers the question herself “Get out of my way / just move.” Yeah, they’re ready. The rhythmic beats leading into “Starting Over” give it a 70’s television theme show vibe as it flows around sweet vocal harmonies.

“Lost,” “A Group of Lions,” and “Let Go” have darker vocal tones floating over heavier, edgy music. The message in “Let God Be the Judge” is delivered solidly with the vocal interplay in the song. The softer vocals in “Let Love Be” have an almost pleading tone. “Static” is a very catchy, anthemic styled song.

Closing out the CD is an acoustic version of “Lost” and the acoustic song “Why,” both songs effectively showcasing Serra’s soaring, passionate vocals.

In an earlier interview Serra said she hoped her songs would be inspirational and relatable to people who hear them. The songs on this CD deliver that message.

One31’s CD will be released August 30, following a special release show held at The Plaza Live in Orlando on August 26. Fans can keep updated with One31 on their official site, Twitter, and Facebook pages. The official music video for “Lost” can be seen on You Tube. - The Examiner


"The Orlando's Next Big Thing - ONE31"

They’ve shared the stage with Flyleaf, Fireflight and Mandisa. They took home the Orlando’s Next Big Thing 2011 title and describe themselves as “the rock-infused flavor of Paramore and Mute Math with soulful vocals and musical technicality.” This four-piece, female-fronted, concoction of energy is powered by a tight bond and their mutual love for God. In fact, the bond is so tight that they even opted to answer the majority of this interview as a group. In today’s world, when everything is full of complaining and negative energy, it’s refreshing to hear something inspiring and clean. Not convinced that you should give them a listen yet? Their debut album release is happening on August 26th, at the Plaza Live Theatre and each $10 ticket purchase also gets you a free CD. ONE31 is Rebekkah Joy Serra (vocals), Felix Molina (drums), Crystal Molina (bass ) and William Snyder ( guitars).



SJ: Congratulations on the Orlando’s Next Big Thing title. How was that experience for you?
ONE31: It was amazing! We competed last year and didn’t make it to the finals, but this year we worked hard and came out with the win!

SJ: Did you know it was going to happen?
ONE31: No, it was tough competition. There was so much talent!

SJ: What made you do it and what’s your favorite prize out of what you’ve gotten?
ONE31: What made us do ONBT was to show Orlando what we got, whether winning or losing, we’re doing what we love. We think the best prize was just being able to call ourselves Orlando’s Next Big Thing…everything else was just a bonus.

SJ: Do you guys have a boss in the band, or is it a democracy?
ONE31: It’s mostly a democracy, but we all run different parts of the band. We work together, and we respect each other and our each individual talent.

SJ: I saw the new video. Tell us more about it. Where should people go to see it?
RS: The video is our single, “Lost”. We worked hard on the video, and we are so proud of it! We wanted the video to tell a story where not only was it a visual, but helped the song speak for itself. I wrote the song about a friend who struggled with moving from relationship to relationship, that she lost who she was in the process. It’s about finding love and God and how that brings you to finding who you are. You can watch the video now at www.one31music.com ! You can also download the song for free!

SJ: What are your plans for the remainder of the year?
ONE31: Push our album. We’re super excited for our mini tour to NC in September and we are setting up some weekend tours throughout Florida. We’re trying to expand and get it out to more people. We’d also love to get representation through a major label. We did our part in putting all the work in, now it’s just about letting the music speak for itself! We’re ready; we’re just looking for opportunities.

SJ: Did you have the “recognized by a stranger” moment yet?
RS: Crissy and I have been “recognized” at random places like Pointe Orlando and the Amway Center…I’m sure Felix and Will have, but they can’t remember. [laughs]

SJ: What’s the best thing about being in a band?
WS: I didn’t grow up with siblings, so it is really cool to call my band family.
CM: Sharing experiences with people that have the same mindset and goals that I have in music.
FM: Solo, you can only go so far. With one, you can conquer a thousand, but with more, you can conquer nations!!!
RS: Everything is better as a team. It’s cool to have a second family of people who share similar goals and aspirations.

SJ: The worst?
ONE31: Two things. First, learning everyone’s personality and how they work…kind of like getting past the first stages in a relationship. Second, being that were not a signed band and work normal jobs, it’s sometimes hard to work around our work schedules to get together.

SJ: What would you be doing if you weren’t a musician? Do you have a plan B?
FM: We say if you have a plan B, it should somehow reinforce your plan A. Plan B is for those who don’t believe in a plan A!

SJ: How many times did you want to throw in the towel? If you did want to, what stops you?
ONE31: We all had a stage where we were about to throw in the towel. We’ve all experienced that moment that we wanted to give up…but we always ended up realizing that music is bigger than anything. If what you are doing isn’t sometimes making you want to throw in the towel then you aren’t being challenged!

SJ: Did you purposely decide you will have two girls and two guys in the line-up, or was it a coincidence?
ONE31: It was a complete coincidence! ONE31 went through a few different line-ups through the past 2 years, but somehow it always ended up being us 4….it was meant to be.

SJ: If you were to compare yourself to a band, who would it be?
ONE31: We don’t really think you can compare us to one band because we are inspired by many different genres of music. Rock/Pop/Soul explains it all.

SJ: Do you have any advice for the next year’s ONBT contestants?
ONE31: Be yourself, work hard and respect the other bands. They are trying to make it just as much as you are! Really go for it and promote it because it’s a really good cause and ONBT will back you up. Take the advice that they give you and really work on it. It’s all about the whole package. Presentation is the key! Most of all, show love. Even though there’s only one winner, it doesn’t mean you can’t make ONBT. We competed last year and didn’t even win any of the finals. This year we won!

SJ: Where can people learn more about One31?
ONE31: www.one31music.com !!! - OrlandoBands.com


Discography

2009- One31 released their EPK, "The Day We Were Born"
2011- ONE31 has released their first self titled album:

Move
And So It Goes Around
Starting Over
Lost
A Group Of Lions
Let Go
Disappear
Let God Be The Judge
Let Love Be
Static
Why
Lost (Acoustic)

Photos

Bio

Since their formation in 2009, Orlando band ONE31 has been pushing boundaries. When soulful singer/songwriter Rebekkah Joy started working with rockers Felix Molina (drummer), Crystal Molina (bass) and Will Snyder (guitarist), what resulted was a unique sound that they have continued to develop. ONE31 combines the rock-infused flavor of Paramore and Mute Math with soulful vocals and musical technicality. Will, Felix and Crystal provide an auditory backdrop that swings from tight, infectious grooves to heartfelt, soul-baring ballads with ease. Rebekkah Joy’s powerful voice and even more powerful personality drive each song, making the listener feel each song on a level that goes beyond a catchy lyric. Her writing is both deeply personal and easy to connect with. No matter what the topic, there is always and inspirational message behind her lyrics. The combination of intensely open lyrics and flawless musicality has resulted in a band whose passion for music and their uncompromising beliefs are equally evident.