Seeing One Way Station live is as thrilling as the first step in an unknown, but strangely familiar, land. Showcasing their uniquely diverse conversations of rock, funk and blues music, you’ll immediately want to jump on the train…but don’t be surprised where you end up.
One Way Station played their first gigs in February 2010 under their former name, Soda Pop Junkies. Since then, this group altered its line up and upgraded the namesake while self-arranging a series of Bay Area dates with national touring acts such as Tauk, Atomic Tom, & Acorn Project as well as and the largest festival in Berkeley, The Solano Stroll, and performances in privates communities in Sonoma. Working with other local artists, One Way Station’s mission is to get the feet of the Bay Area live music community moving again through their melodic harmonies, catchy songs, and impromptu jam sessions.
Fans of One Way Station are typically between the ages of 20 & 40 who maintain a discretionary income that supports their live music interests. This translates into top-line revenue for bookers, promoters and venues in ticket, alcohol and merchandise sales. One Way Station is happy to discuss how they can add the dance to your party or festival. Just reach out and let us know!
Original Songs: 35
Cover Songs: 15
Average Song Length: 7 minutes
Song Genres: Blues, Rock, Funk, Jam, Bluegrass, Country, Jazz
Optimal Venue Size: 100-200 people
Average Set Length: 1-3 hrs.
Draw: 50-70 weekdays, 60-80 weekends
First gig @ Grant & Green in North Beach, San Francisco
-more than 60 people attend, alcohol sales doubled for the night
April – May 2010
7 Mile House, Hotel Utah (Cinco De Mayo party), & The Abbey Tavern* (Bay-to-Breakers pre-party)
-Mexican Holiday celebrators, packed bars full of recently graduate nurses and pre-Bay-to-Breakers fans
*joined by Robert Gastelum on keys & trumpet
July – August 2010
Peri’s SIlver Dollar*, Summer Home Park x2
-60 year old men doing pwerslides on the dance floor, Venue owner has so much fun he doesn’t remember us to this day, 2 private events in Summer Home Park
*joined by Justin Hogue on keys
The Solano Stroll Festival*, The Blue Macaw*^,Hotel Utah*#
-Over 200 new people learn of Soda Pop Junkies (now One Way Station), give away free sodas to kids at Festival, Headline old 12 Galaxies, Play on nation touring bill
*Troy Blanchard joins SPJ’s as keyboard player
^supported by The Jolly Good Fellows, Guella
#sandwhiced between Atomic Tom & Tauk
October – Novemeber 2010
The Boom Boom Room*, Rock-it Room%#, The Bistro (Hayward)%^
-SPJ’s play biggest draw date yet @ The Boom Boom Room, draw over 80 fans, playing again with old friends, hitting east bay to play with friends
*Jennica Smith’s last gig with band
%Playing as a four-some
#playing w/ The Jolly Good Fellows, Guella
^ playing with Guella
January – February 2011
Kenny Crowley of The Jolly Good Fellows joins SPJ’s as lead singer & Rhythm guitar, name changed to One Way Station
Group spents time recording at Different Fur Studios w/ Ben Bernaby as engineer
The Boom Boom Room*
Kenny Crowley’s first gig w/ OWS, opening for The Staxx Brothers (two night run, OWS sat. night only)
One Way Station head back to Different Fur Studios to record a second batch of songs.
One Way Station gets a monthly residency at The Boom Boom Room, in San Francicso. You can see them on the First Wendesday Of Every Month
One Way Station head to Portland, OR and Bend, OR for two special shows. The first was an opening slot in Portland for Melvin Seals and Dead Ahead. The second was a show at The Silver Moon Brewery in Bend, OR. Both shows were very successful and invigorated the band.
One Way Station extends their residency at The Boom Boom Room into June 2012. Stay tuned for more…