One Season spawned from the late-night lasagna basement musings of gig-buddies Chris Harris and Tim Bernard, both avid song-writing vocalists and guitarists. In late 2011, recorded an EP As Bad as It Gets at Rax Trax Studios, sighting that they just wanted to get together and record some music at a time when the state of the world felt like things couldn’t get any worse.
Using As Bad as It Gets as momentum to find like-minded musicians and play shows around the Chicago area, One Season eventually rounded out the lineup with drummer Chris Close and bassist Scott Tooredman. Channeling inspired outbursts of songwriting, comedic episodes, and uncanny jams, One Season has honed a sound that is influenced by a wide variety of sounds.
One Season is Soulrock, an eclectic concoction consisting of a blues-rock and alternative-rock foundation that’s salted with soul, funk, and pop sensibilities. Contributing to this sound is a duo of dynamic lead singers, big harmonies, inspired guitar-work, and undulating vibrations from the rhythm section. A One Season performance is a rousing experience that leaves crowds chanting for one more song at the end of their sets.
The band is so dedicated to the music that they will play through smoke, fire alarms, hustling and bustling farmers’ market crowds, and biker rallies to keep the Soulrock alive. One Season has continued to light up cornerstone Chicago venues, including Metro, Double Door, Subterranean, the Cubby Bear, Lincoln Hall, and even the House of Blues and the Hard Rock Cafe, since emerging onto the local music scene with a take-no-prisoners attitude. So, whether it’s a one-show tour to New Orleans, a wrestling gig in the suburbs, a naval base performance, a Six Flags all-day event, the open mic around the corner, or a revered music venue, One Season is sure to give fans a genuinely sensational experience.
One Season recently released an EP in late 2014 entitled Man on a Mission, which can be found on iTunes, Google Play, Pandora, Spotify, CD Baby, etc. The band also released a cover of Straight Up in 2016, which can be found on BandCamp and SoundCloud.
One Season is:
Chris Harris - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Sax
Tim Bernard - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Chris Close - Drums, Backing Vocals
Scott Tooredman - Bass, Backing Vocals
A New Orleans native, Chris Harris grew up around rock, jazz, classical, and blues. After Hurricane Katrina hit, Chris lived out Zep's When the Levee Breaks and went to Chicago. Chris finds work primarliy singing, writing songs, and playing guitar for One Season, however he's been known to bang on the keys and bust out a sax or a slide.
An Albuquerque native, Tim Bernard grew up jamming on guitars in the desert. After arriving in Chicago to play collegiate soccer, Tim was seduced by the Blues. Tim gave up soccer and joined the Chicago music scene, ultimately joining One Season. Tim gets his kicks writing songs, singing, slangin' hot guitar riffs, and just being a Blues man.
A native of Palatine, IL, Scott grew up playing and recording music in his parents’ basement. He pursued this passion in college, where he majored in sound recording and played with Chicago bands everywhere from the Metro and House of Blues to an ice rink in suburban Pittsburg. He’s spent his adult life playing shows with friends and writing concept albums for his side project, Every Part of the Buffalo. He joined One Season after falling for their sound at a local bar show, where he discovered they were in need of a lanky bassist with patchy facial hair.
A Rockford, IL native, Chris Close grew up playing drums from an early age. Always looking to quench his insatiable desire to play, Chris has been a frequenter of Blues jams and drum jams in the Chicago area. After joining One Season, Chris has been known to give thundering drum solos, righteous grooves, memorable sound checks, and gleeful cartwheels.
Want to come see One Season perform live? Then come to one of our next shows:
Nov 25th, 2016
Chicago Loop Sports Bar & Grill
7 W Streamwood Blvd
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