How did One Bad Son get together?
19 (!) years ago, I served Shane and his girlfriend at the time, at a restaurant I was working at. I knew him from his former band and he knew me from mine, and basically, I just said “You’re the best singer in the city, we should jam” to which he replied “You’re the best drummer in the city, I’d love to jam” and OBS was born! Then we ended up living in a house together as a full band and we jammed and wrote songs literally 4-5 hours a day, and eventually, we started to find our sound. Then it took us 8 years before we wrote our first hit haha.
What are some of the band’s influences?
I think what makes our sound unique is we blend all those incredible Seattle bands (AIC, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) with the guitar-driven hard rock of the 70s (Zeppelin, Sabbath, Thin Lizzy, etc.). Put that through the lens of Shane and I, and you get OBS.