One Year Later was first formed in 2005 when long time friends Lisa (vocals), Andrew (guitar), Paolo (drums) and former member Kevin (guitar) came together with a shared talent and passion for music. All four members were no strangers to the local rock scene due to their past experiences in bands (Lisa: Six Block Radius, Andrew: Soma, New Age Lingo, Paolo and Kevin: Masefield). The four became five when One Year Later brought on fellow friend and musician, Pete, to complete the band on bass. Pete has also had past experiences in bands (Carbon Flow).
During the summer of 2008, Kevin left the band to pursue other life goals and so Pete took his place on guitar, leaving a gaping hole where the bass used to be. After a few awkward and interesting bass tryouts One Year Later went to their mutual friend Rob, a newbie to the music scene but an experienced guitar player. Since his first days with the band Rob has gone above and beyond all expectations as the new bassist.
One Year Later has been playing in venues across the city, the most recent being the Yale in downtown Vancouver. One such show led the band to a meeting with a local producer Jay from Juicemix Productions. With Jay’s direction and experience behind them One Year Later has recently finished recording their first full length album, due to be released later this year.
As a band, One Year Later writes unique, original songs that take aspects from all the members various influences. Heavy guitar riffs and melodic vocals with catchy rock beats...
Band members influences:
Lisa: Evanescence, Melissa Ethridge, Pink, Tegan and Sara, Silverchair, The Beatles, Joydrop.
Andrew: Weezer, Muse, Goldfinger, NOFX.
Paolo: Metallica, Led Zepplin, The Beatles, Talking Heads, Tool.
Pete: Metallica, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, Vivaldi.
Rob: Pink Floyd, SRV, Arctic Monkeys, Led Zepplin, Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains.
Band MembersLisa Bond , Andrew McDonald, Peter Krouzelka, Rob Green, Paolo Crestani