One Finger Grip

One Finger Grip

BandMetalRock

Melody with a brutal twist. We take all angles of music and cram it into a 4 minute whirlwind of melody, groove and crushing breakdowns. Our influences are too long to list. As long as we sound like us, we'll keep rockin'.

Biography

The roots of One Finger Grip go back to the summer of 2002. Guitar player Bryan Smith and I came together with the common bond of making music and looking to try something fresh and energetic. We started the search for a drummer. We met Dave Blackwell and immediately we could tell that Dave had the phenomenal sense of rhythm we were looking for.
After Bryan made a switch to the bass, the pieces began to fall in place quickly. Longtime friend of Dave, Thomas Owens stepped in to fill the lead vocals and really set the tone for our sound. Tommy was known around town for his skill as a lyricist and was heavily hip hop influenced, but he loved our energy and thought he could bring something different to the table for us. He surprised us with his polished singing voice and thunderous screams along with his dedication from the start to be a part of this band and that made it an easy choice for us.
We decided to add a second guitarist, Mike Crockett, who came in and brought with him guitar ideas that expanded and pushed the limits of the variety of influences that our band already contained. Along with that, he brought experience and reliability from his past bands that we knew would make him a solid part of the band. It’s the first time I’ve been with a group of guys where every time we added a piece we all knew instantly that it was a perfect fit. Mike was in and we had our lineup as it stands today.
Two and a half years later, a demo, a 100+ shows including being local headliners for Powerman 5000, Black Market Hero (former Flaw and 40 Below Summer) and Halo of Locusts (Lamb of God singer, Randy Blythe’s side project) we find ourselves wanting more. We find ourselves looking to push every possible boundary, musically and emotionally, to write music that can inspire people and get people moving from head to toe.
We’ve built a solid foundation with a local fan base and we’re looking for the opportunity to multiply it. As you walk past the doors of the clubs we inhabit in Cincinnati, you can hear the echoes of the crowd chanting our songs with us. We love our fans and in return they are as loyal as we could ever ask. As our confidence grows with our fan base always expanding, we’re reminded that this is all done for the music and for our fans and friends. Without them we would just be five regular guys.
We’re humbled by the loyalty of those who support us, the opportunities we’ve had and are always aware of the hard work that it took to get to this point, and the hard work it will take to get us into the upper echelon. We welcome the challenge and think we have what it takes to get to the next level and the drive to accomplish it. We just need the vehicle to help get us there. One Finger Grip has arrived.

Lyrics

Wait For Reason

Written By: Tommy Owens

You cannot be, (why) cause I see right through you and I know exactly who you are. And I stray to dare, but I'll wait for you there cause you're so lost. Come down from your cloud and I'll wait for there cause there's no easy way out and it's evident we're not heaven sent, but I'll wait for you (where?) I'm all alone.
(I) never could have dreamed what you've grown to be. Leave it to beliefs but they seem too weak. Wait for a reason then you may see that the answer's in front of me.
(You're) A parasite
(Who) Is terrified
(Of) Your own fucking shadow

You cannot be, (why) cause I see right through you and I know exactly who you are. And I stray to dare, but I'll wait for you there cause you're so lost. Come down from your cloud and I'll wait for there cause there's no easy way out and it's evident we're not heaven sent, but I'll wait for you (where?) I'm all alone.
(I) never could have dreamed what you've grown to be. Leave it to beliefs but they seem too weak. Wait for a reason then you may see that the answer's in front of me.
(You're) A parasite
(Who) Is terrified
(Of) Your own fucking shadow

I look in deep inside I will find the light (repeat 8x)
Hold your fire (repeat 7x)
Hold your fucking fire

Pissin'

Written By: Mark Frye, Tommy Owens

Scattered rays and parted ways
I bleed from the inside out
Discussing a view all filled in a room
These reasons they can’t hold out
Reflection of blood
Off the hot desert sun
I feel for you
Fallen ones
Sent by a source
That feels no remorse
Your life means nothing to them
Rotting inside
A feeling confined
Now tell me where do they go?
I don’t know
You see they never do know where they go
I know
They don’t know
I know
They don’t know
They had to go away
Stealing our kids from their homes
While they sit at their thrones
Hoping that all will condone
While they’re losing control
Losing control
Losing control
Discussing a view all filled in a room
These reasons they can’t hold out
Reflection of blood
Off the hot desert sun
I feel for you
Fallen ones…

Buckshots
These boys get fucked up
Everyone now and again
From the word of the mouth
These so called
Mutherfuckin’ representatives

They cannot be so you
Separate them

I cannot live (live)
While (while)
You destroy more lives
Explain your reasons for treason
Mixed with all of your lies

Scattered rays and parted ways
I bleed from the inside out
Discussing a view all filled in a room
These reasons they can’t hold out
Reflection of blood
Off the hot desert sun
I feel for you
Fallen ones
Sent by a source
That feels no remorse
Your life means nothing to them
Rotting inside
I wish you’d feel these

Buckshots
These boys get fucked up
Everyone now and again
From the word of the mouth
These so called
Mutherfuckin’ representatives

I don’t know why
You use your lies
To long
They fight
So long
Goodbye

Buckshots
These boys get fucked up
Everyone now and again
From the word of the mouth
These so called
Mutherfuckin’ representatives

They cannot be so you
Separate them

I cannot live (live)
While (while)
You destroy more lives
Live (live)
While (while)
Explain your reasons for treason
Mixed with all of your lies

It’s too late to
Turn back this time

It’s too late to
Turn back this time

Buckshots
These boys get fucked up
Everyone now and again
From the word of the mouth
These so called
Mutherfuckin’ representatives

I don’t know why
You use your lies
To long
They fight
So long
Goodbye

Buckshots
Why us?

I don’t know why
You use your lies
To long
They fight
So long
Goodbye…

Jeckyl & Hyde

Written By: Mark Frye

Slowly step forward
It’s your time
Regret the hate
that made you mine
The lies you tell
I cannot win
How can we wash away your sin?
Covered in oil and your greed
You kill the same ones that you feed
Lost intentions
All directions
Going down
Can’t you see it
going down?

I will not go
Down with you
I will not go
Down with you

Days counting down
Years adding up
Sifting through hope
to find reality
A new dawn
A new day
To help the pain
To go away
No time for sorrow
Fucking broken promises
All that it leaves is hate
Well past your guessing games
Control is at your feet
As you watch it slip away
Watch it slip

I will not go
Down with you
I will not go
Down with you

Feel myself doubt
(Feel myself doubt, you feel myself doubt)

I will not go
Down with
Now you’re a (you)
Victim (can’t)
Spiraling (take)
Down (now)
I will not go
Down with you

Feel my concern…

Passing through
To see these lies evolve
And it can separate you
See me
Crumble
You’ll see me
Go

Not this time you
Fall down
Fall to the ground

Get up
Step up
And break the fuck down
Before your past is now

Crashing

Written By: One Finger Grip

These are the symptoms
That start your redemption

Systems that drive
No, not fake they’re alive
They’re in your mind
Do not think they have died

Chorus
I’ve found that your ways
Have left me so betrayed
I cannot find a way
To tell myself your wrong
But that’s ok
But that’s ok

You’ll think this time
(Crashing)
What you will leave behind
(Look what you fucked up your)
Crashing
Look what you fucked up again

Get up, get up your
Crashing
Look what you fucked up your
Crashing
Look what you fucked up your
Crashing
Crashing…

Chorus
I’ve found that your ways
Have left me so betrayed
I cannot find a way (I cannot, I cannot find)
To tell myself your wrong ( your wrong)
But that’s ok
But that’s ok
(But that’s ok with me, that’s ok with me)
But that’s ok
I can’t tell you
You’re wrong

And here we go…
(Go)
Go
(Go)
Go

You can’t drive me past this line
All I want is what is mine

These are the symptoms
That start your redemption

Systems that drive
No, not fake they’re alive
They’re in your mind
Do not think they have died

Chorus
I’ve found that your ways
Have left me so betrayed (betrayed)
I cannot find a way (I cannot, I cannot find)
To tell myself your wrong (you’re wrong)
But that’s ok
But that’s ok

I’ve found that your ways
Have left me so betrayed
I cannot find a way
To tell myself your wrong
But that’s ok
But that’s ok

Discography

Jeckyl & Hyde - Showcased on 97.3 in Cincinnati
A One Hour Guest Appearance on 94.9 "The Sound"

Set List

Our sets range anywhere from 30 minutes to 75 minutes depending on the venue and how much time we're given. Here's a list of our set list:

Original Songs:
- Jeckyl & Hyde
- Crashing
- Pissin'
- Wait for Reason
- Irrelevent
- Hate Me
- Walking Backwards
- 6 Count
- Progression
-Close to the End

Covers
- Deftones "Passenger" feat. Maynard from Tool
- Killswitch Engage "Rose of Sharyn"
- 40 Below Summer "Rope"
- Deftones "Head Up"
- Atreyu "Her Portrait in Black"
- A Perfect Circle "Judith"