One Under

One Under

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One Under is a six piece funk, Latin Rock band consisting of members of Ekoostik Hookah, The Shantee and The Ark Band coming together to put on high energy tight shows with deep lyrical content.

Biography

In a historic High Street club in Columbus Ohio, a young Mike Iannicello and Johnny Polansky met for the first time and struck up an immediate friendship. Through the next thirteen years, these two musicians would cross paths in both musical and non-musical situations and continue to do so on and off during that time. From multiple jazz and funk jam sessions to sharing a flat on West Como with Mongo while both going through divorce, these two continued to have a musical respect for each other rand always said they would someday share the stage full time together. Those days seemed to be fading as Polansky was deeply entrenched as a full time member of Ekoostik Hookah for 8 years and working occasionally with bands such as CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, The Wailers and Bob Weir with Ratdog. Iannicello was ready to move on from Columbus and head west when his long time friend hold on a second lets start a band
In February 2005 the band enlisted keyboard extraordinaire and songwriter Robb McCormick of The Shantee, an extremely in demand player in the region, from Columbus, the young drumming phenom Seth Kafoure who has been swinging since the ripe old age of 3, and multi talented Singer/Songwriter/Rhythm Guitarist of Ekoostik Hookah Ed McGee who brought to the table a sincere devotion to the art of lyrical content and songwriting. By early 2006 both McGee and Polansky had left their former band to focus on the music of One Under. After founding member and bassist Matt Aurigema left to pursue his own musical endeavors, former Lollipop Factory outstanding bassist Pat Kenney has come aboard to round out the sextet.
Johnny and Cello have never let the fire die or have forgotten their dream. They continue on in One Under with the dedication to the craft of music those two young musicians who met, drank, laughed and talked about music in a smoky bar on High Street.

Lyrics

Double Shift

Written By: Ed McGee-One Under

Double Shift

You were like a dream,
All that magic and bliss
And promise and please, please, please
Let me not wake from this.
Every morning the dream slips away
And I think it’s gonna be another lonely day,
But by the time I’m up and walking down the hall,
I don’t remember what I can’t recall.
And you were like a dream,
All that wonder and doubt
And mornings of rain, rain, rain that washed
All the happiness out.
And you were like a dream,
Else I’d not have moved on,
With such ease and relief, relief, relief,
And forgotten you’re gone.
Every morning the dream slips away
And I think it’s gonna be another lonely day,
And I just can’t believe it, it all seemed so real,
How long’s it gonna take for a hole like this to heal?
But by the time I’m up and walking down the hall
I can’t remember any dream,
And there’s nothing left to miss at all,
But every other day, I glimpse a trace of the dream
And it’s you.
And you were like a dream,
Perhaps to many men,
But I’d happily dream, dream, dream you
To forget you again.

Don't You Think It's Time

Written By: Ed McGee-One Under

Don’t You Think It’s Time

We cleared the fields,
Swept the remnants from our past into bags,
And threw them in a pile.
You lit a match
And then we watched ‘em all burn
And we were healed.
You threw the last of ash in the wind,
We spread the seeds around
And then the rain came down,
Now it’s got to be our turn.
(time for the help for the ones who help themselves)
Don’t you think it’s time that we fight
For this thing that we want?
(time for the joy, do you really need anything else)
Don’t you think it’s time that we reach
For this thing that we deserve?
(time for us to say what time hasn’t bothered to tell)
Don’t you think it’s time we become
The one under any jinx to lift the spell?
(time for the one under any jinx to lift the spell)
And so we run.
You’ll hear us coming by the sound of our joy,
But it won’t be long
Until we’re moving on
Because we’re picking up speed
And what’s to come?
So much nicer not to know what’s next,
Some secret destiny,
A sweet mystery,
Like the future’s been freed.
I can only speak for myself,
But let me tell you, friends,
You better stick around
Because you’re gonna wanna see the end.
Some things only happen to you once.
Ask any surfer why,
After you wait all day,
You’d never let the perfect wave pass by.
[Chorus]
Do you feel the pulse?
Feel the pounding of the ceremony drum?
Like the wind before it rains,
You feel it first
And lift your hands up to the sky.
This is the end
And beginning all wrapped up into one,
This is the quickening,
The end of questioning
Because this is all the reasons why.

Reprieve

Written By: Ed McGee-One Under

Reprieve

you dug yourself so deep
that the walls above caved in
now you’re trapped and blind, clawing
toward the light that can’t get in
you never really listened
now you can’t hear anything at all
and you get a mouthful of dirt
any time you try to call
[chorus]
and still the howling of your soul
begs for some reprieve
you scrape toward the light
and call for someone to believe
your cries don’t go unnoticed
we can hear you there from here
but you’re one of many voices
fighting for an ear
it’s like walking through a graveyard
where no one’s really dead
there’s way too much to dig
so we ignore them all instead
[chorus]
but this ground isn’t hallowed
all the angels flew away
it’s just me here with no shovel
and no strength left to pray
so I fall to my knees now
and dig my hands in the earth
and keep searching for me down there
for whatever it is worth

Discography

One Under-One Under-Studio Debut CD-2006
One Under-Live In Toledo-2006
One Under-Live In Dayton-2005

Set List

One Under
Nate And Wally's Fishbowl
11-04-2006
Bowling Green, OH

Set 1:
Armageddon
West Como
The Good The Bad and The Funky
Only Falling
If You Love Me Like You Say
Batuka ->
No One To Depend On
Red Light Boogie
Double Shift
Happy Birthday to Pat
Closing Theme

Set 2:
Spiders ->
Where Was I Now
Katies Eye ->
Sundial
My Dog
Joyfyul Days Ahead
Sorceress*
I Got It
Blow Em Away ->
Spiders

E: Juke Joint Jump

*First Time Played (Working Title)