Next Big Thing
by Wildy HaskellOne Step Away is a rising dynamic force in Boston. It’s easy to see how they could be the next big thing from the Boston scene to rise to national prominence.
by Tyler GrooveOne Step Away has a lot going for it. They’ve played to over a thousand people at Boston City Hall Plaza and a standing room only crowd at Hard Rock Cafe Boston. ... They clearly tap into their influences while maintaining their originality. This isn’t indie “stare at your iPhone” music, this is mid-90s hard pop rock in the vein of Breaking Benjamin and Three Doors Down with a touch of metal. Keep your eyes on these guys, I won’t be surprised when they are receiving regular airplay on rock stations near you.
Getting to Know One Step Away
by Boston Music SpotlightFinish the sentence, someone would like your band if they like…
Hard rock heavy guitar with shredding solos and catchy, Daughtry-like vocals
What separates you from other local bands?
We definitely have a unique sound. We blend hard rock instrumentals and intricate guitar solos with very smooth and catchy lyrics. We play with a ton of energy, always enjoying and absorbing the energy from the crowd. You won’t fall asleep watching us, nor will you be blocking your ears!
Magical Rock Mix
by Anne Cordwainer, Author of MOne Step Away combines the energy of metal with the melodic drive of
mainstream rock, and brings its own unique and welcome spin to
classics as well as original material. I love it. They appeal to all
“... the RIGHT STUFF!" by Candy O-Terry, DJ. Magic 106.7, 2009
“You’ve got the RIGHT STUFF! You sound so well rehearsed. You’ve got a way - there is something about you. You have success written all over your faces.” - Candy O-Terry, DJ. Magic 106.7, 2009
“I am really, really blown away." by Michael Sweet, Vocalist of the band Boston and Stryper, 2009
“I am really, really blown away. I cannot get over how tight you are. Everyone is locked in and solid. You guys have solid songs. Being in bands all my life, I know what goes into sounding that tight and being that solid. You guys are fantastic.” - Michael Sweet, Vocalist of the band Boston and Stryper, 2009
..a band that gets up there and explodes by Charlie Farren, The Joe Perry Project & Farrenheit
...a band that gets up there and explodes" [- Hide]
Charlie Farren, The Joe Perry Project & Farrenheit
“You fill the stage and that is what I love to see...
“You fill the stage and that is what I love to see: a band that gets up there and explodes.” – Charlie Farren, The Joe Perry Project & Farrenheit
...you've got it all! by Joyce Kulhawik, Entertainment Critic, 2009
“You’ve got it all. Your songs are great. Your vocals are great. You are terrific- a very tight band. You are charismatic and you have just cracker-jack energy. You really telegraph great positive everything” - Joyce Kulhawik, Entertainment Critic, 2009
You bring the sense of joy and fun to rock and roll by Barry Nolan, Emmy Award winning television journalist and commentator, 2009
“I mean this in only the nicest way --You guys are like the Jonas Brothers on steroids. You bring the sense of joy and fun to rock and roll which is what it deserves to have.” - Barry Nolan, Emmy Award winning television journalist and commentator, 2009
"The girls are melting at you.” by JJ Wright, DJ. Oldies 103.3, 2009
“You look great on stage. The girls are melting at you.” - JJ Wright, DJ. Oldies 103.3, 2009
"They are tight." by Sandy Moore, owner of Circle S Productions
They are tight." said Sandy Moore, owner of Circle S Productions, a booking agency and promoter. "They came out rocking and never let up.
"You vibe well together.” by Melissa White, Jam’n 94.5, 2009
“You guys are all really, really cute. You vibe well together.” Melissa White, Jam’n 94.5, 2009
...a refreshing body of music...
by SIR Magazine September 2010Album Review: For The Broken by One Step Away 09/13/2010
For the Broken is that special album you find yourself listening to on long drives, late nights and early mornings. Its the perfect body of music to ease you out of summer season and into the fall. Each song takes you into moments of nostalgia-induced daydreams - where you remember the place in your life that relates most. Its not young music or old music.....its human music. The perfected instrumentals coupled with authentic lyrics and strong vocals, add a sense of reality that everyone can feel connected to.
The album paints varied portraits of relationships, love and broken hearts. "Riptide"is a strong rock ballad about the confusing end of a relationship where one is fighting the inevitable. Then there are the energetic Rock tracks "Here We Go" and "In This Moment" where one questions the mistruths from their partner. Comprised of Terence Healy (Lead Guitar), Adam Carrington (Lead Vocals), Mike Nuzzolo, (Bass & Vocals) and Ben Trudeau (Drums), One Step Away has created a refreshing body of music that will surely reaffirm and seal them as Pop/Rock sensations.
...they are totally locked in to be stars...
by Keith Hannaleck-Muzikreviews.com FounderOne Step Away
For The Broken
Adam Carrington (vocals), Terrence Healy (guitar), Ben Trudeau (drums) and Michael Nuzzolo (bass) are the Boston based One Step Away. The rock pop outfit recently released their self released debut For The Broken.
I had to focus on the songwriting, musicianship, and overall talent of these young men. In all instances they are totally locked in to be stars. The most impressive thing about these four guys is their musical abilities and how together they sound. Adam Carrington has a good vocal range and style and it is not annoying and repetitive, which kept me listening and washed away the stereotypes rather quickly. Terrence Healy is a first-rate guitar player, peeling off riffs like it was second nature, and the rhythm section action of Ben Trudeau (drums) and Michael Nuzzolo (bass) are equal to the task, making this quartet a power pop act to be reckoned with.
I think every track is radio ready and a potential hit for this band. This is not my typical listening experience and I would not seek out this type of music but that is a matter of personal taste. I do know talent and potential when I hear it and this band has it all. I know for a fact there are millions of kids out there that will eat this stuff up. If a major label misses picking up One Step Away they will be kicking themselves in the pants for eternity.
There is a predictable formula here with the music and lyrics but that is what sells folks so they are on the right track and dare I say…One Step Away from fulfilling all of their aspirations.
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-Muzikreviews.com Founder
One Step Away stands out among Pop/Rock Bands
by by Absolute PunkReviewed by: Joe DeAndrea (02/20/11)
One Step Away - For the Broken
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: September 12th, 2010
February marks the time of year where east coast folk like myself begin longing for nicer weather. Its been snow storm after snow storm, and its gotten so bad that I have weird nightmares that I'll never see the grass in my backyard again. Listening to music usually soothes these fears, especially the music that brings back old memories stemming from summer or spring time. But for a winter of this magnitude, I needed something big- and that's where One Step Away's new full-length, For the Broken, comes into play.
For the Broken is best described as a NOW compilation -- but instead of crappy radio hits, the album is reminiscent of the pop bands that are keeping this genre alive. Opener "Here We Go" is straight out of The Fold's Dear Future... handbook whereas "Need You" has a little Boys Like Girls in it (before they went all Bon Jovi on us). The closer "All the Little Things" could very well be mistaken as a Holiday Parade song. Truthfully, if Runner Runner released the debut album that people were expecting, it would probably sound close to For the Broken.
Normally with comparisons like these, one would think One Step Away is a typical, disposable act, but it's not to say that they lack originality. It's pretty near impossible to find a completely original band in pop rock now anyway, which is why it's nice to see a band attempt to put their own spin on songs to separate themselves from the sea of those trying to cash in on what's popular. Songs like "Tomorrow and Forever" and the ballad "Riptide" should be what younger bands in the genre aim to emulate. When pop rock eventually starts to fade, it'll be easier to scope out what's worth a listen; One Step Away has the potential to be close to the top.
Maybe people have grown sick of music that brings on the scent of summer. I know I'm sick of music trying to make me go anywhere near a dancefloor. If I never hear the word "slizzard" again, it would be too soon. But for what it's worth, One Step Away's For the Broken isn't like most summer soundtracks. When I listen, I'm not thinking of crazy parties with girls who don't like me, or long drives with the windows rolled down. That's exclusive New Found Glory territory. For the Broken is more of a "night at the beach staring down the ocean" or "watching the sunset with your best friends" type of record, and I wouldn't want it any other way.
One Step Away is Independent Music Award Nominee
by "For the Broken" Pop/Rock Album NomineeOne Step Away Contact: Terry Nuzzolo
IMA Contact: Jude Folkman
Boston’s Own One Step Away
Joins Ra Ra Riot, Melissa Auf der Maur, Flying Lotus,
Jim Campilongo, Jackson Browne and David Lindley
As Nominees for The 10th Independent Music Awards
Boston’s Own One Step Away Nominated for Independent Music Award for Pop/Rock Album "For the Broken
Boston’s Young One Step Away Joins Music Industry Greats Ra Ra Riot, Melissa Auf der Maur, Flying Lotus, Jim Campilongo, Jackson Browne and David Lindley As Nominees for The 10th Independent Music Awards
For Immediate Release
March 21, 2011 – Boston-based One Step Away gets international attention, joining Ra Ra Riot, Melissa Auf der Maur, Flying Lotus, Hemoptysis, Darrell Scott, Jim Campilongo, Jackson Browne and David Lindley and other self-released and independent label talent as Nominees for The 10th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans. One Step Away is comprised of Adam Carrington (Lead Vocals), Terence Healy (Guitar), Mike Nuzzolo (Bass) and Ben Trudeau (Drums).
Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the more than 300 Nominees in nearly 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories were culled from submissions from across the globe: North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
One Step Away is an Independent Music Award nominee for their full-length Pop/Rock Album “For the Broken”. “For the Broken” was recorded at Soundmine Recording Studio (Four Year Strong, Framing Hanley, Forever the Sickest Kids) with producers Dan Malsch and Alec Henninger. One Step Away continues to get increased national attention. Songs from For the Broken are currently on rotation at over 120 different radio stations across the United States.
“These guys don't write a bad song - their most recent album "For the Broken" is fantastic from beginning to end. As any good album should, it takes you on a musical journey through upbeat catchy songs, softer more intimate songs and everything in between…these guys are about to hit it big!” Emerge Music Group
Last December, One Step Away was a featured artist in Alternative Press Magazine as an “Unsigned Band of the Month”. Numerous blogs and online magazines are placing their bets on One Step Away as the next “Break Out” artist.
“One Step Away has created a refreshing body of music that will surely reaffirm and seal them as Pop/Rock sensations.” SIR Magazine.
“From their opening song "Here We Go", lead singer Adam Carrington's voice propels their fine tuned sound into the same stratosphere as well established band Fall Out Boy. There's no looking back after that point.” Break Out Magazine
“We have seen and heard many up and coming pop-punk artists recently, but none have impressed us as much as Boston's One Step Away.” Rock on Request Magazine
“THIS BAND, *IS* Target Market 100%.” KmS RoX Founder, Kimmie M Sharon