One Resistance
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One Resistance

Round Rock, Texas, United States | SELF

Round Rock, Texas, United States | SELF
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One Resistance is three talented and passionate musicians who have united to become an exciting musical presence on the Austin area scene. With a sound that strikes an adept balance between classic and alternative rock’n’roll as well as hard electric and propulsive acoustic, the band boasts songs that speak to the lives, emotions and experiences of listeners, and play dynamic live performances that engage and delight audiences. Bringing their own new potency, subtleties and creative innovations to the power trio rock band form, group has won a steadily growing following in the competitive Live Music Capital of the World and even caught the ear of record company reps in an early incarnation that played South By Southwest.

At the core of One Resistance is guitarist, singer and songwriter Dino Panichi. With a voice that echoes such soulful modern belters as Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell, his scintillating electric riffs reflect such inspirations as Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani and Eric Clapton while his acoustic guitar gifts recall the rich rhythmic appeal of Dave Matthews. Dino’s songs channel a life of his struggles, triumphs and romantic ups and downs as well of those of people he has known, and grip the attention of listeners by telling it like it is in a way that parallels their own feelings.

Enthralled with music from an early age, Cleveland, OH native Dino started playing guitar at the age of 15, and showed such natural proficiency that his teacher invited the teenager to join his band. His first group Mind Over Mind stoked such a buzz in the Northern Ohio area they were invited to appear on the TV show “Star Search.” After a break from music to attend to family business, Dino enjoyed further local success in Cleveland’s clubs with the alternative rock three-piece Super Cell, with whom he cut an album before they broke up. Looking to find a locale and other players as serious about music as he is, he was urged to move to Central Texas by his sister-in-law who already lived there. It turned out to be a welcoming home for his music.

Bassist, rhythm guitar player and backing vocalist Jeremy Kondrath hails from Michigan, where he gigged on the Port Huron and Detroit scenes with his hard Nineties rock band Mama Smoke, who got their name when the dryer in his mother’s basement where they rehearsed caught fire and burned all the musical equipment he collected. It turned out to be a stroke of luck when a comprehensive insurance policy bought he and the group all new gear. He also made waves in Michigan with the funky party band Tim Drop before, like Dino, relocating to the warmer and more musically welcoming climes of the Austin area.

Jeremy met Dino when the latter auditioned for the cover band Jeremy was playing with, and even though he was invited to join, Dino declined. The two musicians from neighboring home states felt an immediate affinity on meeting, talking and playing together and exchanged phone numbers. “We clicked right off the bat,” says Jeremy. “Every once in a while you meet somebody who’s cool that you think you could work with and make some great music. I jumped on the chance and it’s worked out well.”

Drummer Rick Hall first stepped onstage behind the kit at the age of 14, playing for cover bands in his home area of Bloomington, IN. He moved on to original bands in his early 20s and lived the rock star life, touring Europe, Russia, England, Scandinavia, and Canada while a member of several bands, including Sunset Heights, The Muffs, Money, and Honeybrowne. He met Dino and Jeremy through answering an online ad and wowed them by showing up to his audition already knowing several of the bands' songs. His dynamic style completes the band’s sound and makes passerby stop to listen when they’re strolling past which ever venue they’re playing on Austin’s famed 6th Street.

As listeners can hear, Dino eschews specific influences to instead absorb all he’s heard in rock and popular music and channel it through his heart and the two other kindred souls in the band. “I just play my music,” he modestly explains. But what emerges turns out to also be music that appeals to most everyone else as One Resistance gather an ever growing community of fans and make their mark in the Austin area clubs with a sound and presence that is, in a word, irresistible.

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