One Night Stand
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"Letter of reference"

To whom it may concern:

I absolutely adore One Night Stand. They are the only band in the area I will actually leave town for. They are amazing. The have great chemistry and such a wide variety of songs. They truly do have something for everyone.

I host a radio show. I've had them on the air twice with me now promoting some of their bigger shows. They are always so professional, and they can play on the big stage, and in my small studio.

This past weekend, they opened up for Emerson Drive and they really got the crowd up and going. The whole evening was splendid and One Night Stand was a big reason for that.

Jaimie London

AM 1250 WSPL

Streator, IL 61364
- Jaimie London AM 1250 WSPL

"One Night Stand evolved from one single gig"

One Night Stand evolved from one single gig
05/22/2008, 1:02 pm
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Tamela Meredith Partridge, 815-433-2000

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One Night Stand members are, front row from left: Mike Garrison, Aimee Jo Brandner, Mike Cioni. Back row, from left: Dennis Lemmer, Mike Ohlsen.

When Dennis Lemmer co-founded an Illinois Valley musical group 10 years ago, little did he know it would evolve into the five-member country-rock band One Night Stand.
"It all started when me and (drummer) Mike Cioni joined a musical friend of ours to open for country artist Gary Allan," Lemme said. "We got together and came up with about a dozen songs for the show. The band name came about because it was a one-night stand. We were only going to do it the one time, and that would be it. We had so much fun and liked what we'd created musically that we decided to keep the band going."

One Night Stand -- which has experienced some personnel changes over the years -- currently consists of rhythm guitarist Lemmer (Peru), drummer Cioni (La Salle), vocalist Aimee Jo Brandner (Granville), bassist Mike Ohlson (Marseilles) and lead guitarist Mike Garrison (Joliet).

"We describe our shows as being high energy, fun and layered with great harmonies," Brandner said.

One Night Stand will open for Grammy-nominated group Emerson Drive at the Streator Firefighters Local 56 annual country music concert Saturday. One Night Stand has also opened in the past for such country celebrities such as Dierks Bentley, Rhett Akins, Chad Brock, Jeff Carson, David Kirsh, Daryle Singletary, The BoDeans, Jason Aldean and Chris Cagle.

"We were so honored when the Streator Firefighters concert promoter, Jean Wilson, asked us to open for Emerson Drive," Brandner said. "They're such a talented group, have a huge fan base, everyone knows their songs and we're extremely excited to be granted this amazing opportunity."

One Night Stand's performance will include a mix of new country, Southern rock, classic rock and original music from "Hit The Ground Running," the group's current CD.

" 'Hit The Ground Running' has seven original tracks and two cover songs," Lemmer said. "We listened to so many songs before we were able to choose just the right tracks for the CD. As a result, we've been blessed with a proposal of possibly re-recording one of our songs later this year in Nashville."

- Ottawa Daily Times


Hit The Ground Runnin': Best Shot Records 2007

Thank God For Country Music: Colt Records 2008



One Night Stand Band has quickly become a steady presence on the local music scene in North Central Illinois. One Night Stand performs a variety of music including their original music along with country rock, classic rock and oldies.
“One Night Stand” is made up of:
Aimee Jo on lead vocals. Aimee Jo began singing at the age of 7, and has been going strong ever since. Following in her fathers footsteps, Aimee Jo has developed her own signature style from influences such as Pat Benatar, Heart, Shania Twain, and Jennifer Nettles.

Michael Ray Garrison lends his amazing guitar skills as the lead guitarist while providing both lead and backup vocals. By the age of 11, Mike learned to play guitar, bass, piano and saxophone. He also plays drums. Mike’s influences include Merele Haggard, Brad Paisley, Eric Clapton, Van Halen and his father, Ray Garrison. Mike joins us from the Chicagoland music scene where he played with such bands as Firewater, Borderline, Southern Nights, Foggy Mountain Band and Thunder Road.

Dennis Lemmer provides vocals and rhythm guitar. Dennis has played rhythm guitar and provided lead and harmony vocals for several bands which drew a regular following in the area.

Mike Olsen is the extremely talented bass guitarist and adds vocals. Mike previously provided the low end drive for “The Coachmen”.

Mike Cioni rounds out the band providing the beat and vocals from behind the drums. Mike had been the drummer for “U-Turn” which had developed a local following, and has performed in other local bands.

“One Night Stand” performs their original material, music that has inspired them over the years, and some of today’s hottest country hits.

2003 “ONS” opened for Gary Allen
2005 “ONS” opened for Dierks Bentley, Rhett Akins, Chad Brock, Jeff Carson, and Daryle Singletary
2006 “ONS” opened for The BoDeans
2007 “ONS” opened for Jason Aldean and Chris Cagel
2008 “ONS” is opening for Grammy nominee’s “Emmerson Drive” and "Sugarland"

“One Night Stand” is interested in playing at all types of venues including clubs, music festivals, and benefit concerts. The members are all professional and have experience playing throughout the Midwest. For Booking information call Jamie at 815-224-3171.