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The Suburbanite
  • Battle of the Bands - O.N.E., Hoover High School

  • O.N.E. gained valuable experience onstage at Cleveland’s House of Blues competing in the Tri-C High School Rock Off. For two years, the band made it to the finals. The band also has performed at the Kent festival and opened for Cartel at Ravenna Stadium.

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  • Expect a lot of movement on the Palace Theatre stage from battle finalist O.N.E.
    “I run around a lot,” vocalist Emily Jackson says.
    “Emily keeps the crowd interested,” guitarist Matt Chambers. “Cassie (Chapman, bassist) and I usually interact a lot.”
    Drummer Mia Chapman says, “I’m always jamming up there. I can move to what they’re doing. I just roll with it.”
    O.N.E. gained valuable experience onstage at Cleveland’s House of Blues competing in the Tri-C High School Rock Off. For two years, the band made it to the finals. The band also has performed at the Kent festival and opened for Cartel at Ravenna Stadium.
    Chambers, a Hoover High School student, met sisters Cassie and Mia, students at Kent Roosevelt High School, through the Rock School program at Woodsy’s Music in Kent. Jackson is best friends with the sisters’ cousin. A band was born.
    “I usually write the melody and chord progressions, and I’ll build the lyrics off that,” says Chambers, O.N.E.’s chief songwriter. The band has three original songs so far, and plays covers by Something Corporate, Nirvana, John Mayer, Bon Jovi and Goo Goo Dolls.
    Does being sisters make Cassie and Mia a natural rhythm section for the band?
    “We don’t usually listen to the same things,” Mia says. “But we learn songs together and get it together.”
    “It keeps us tight,” Cassie says.”
    One more thing: O.N.E. is short for One Nice Evolution.