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“One Mile Final are a genre-jumping pub rock band that blend a mishmash of styles, ranging from folk to alternative to hip-hop to jam band to funk … the list goes on. You can catch them on any given weekend at local venues such as the Brass Tap, World of Beer, Market On Seventh or Fly Bar, just to name a few. They began as a cover band, but have recently been focusing on writing original material. Hot on the heels of releasing their debut EP, they are looking forward to getting back in the studio and moving forward. One Mile Final is Brian Spotts, lead vocals and rhythm guitar; Chase Wilder Collins, bass guitar and backing vocals; Tim Burke, lead guitar; and Josh Davidson, drums. We spoke with the band’s rhythm section. What influences you? Collins: Bob Schneider; he’s an artist outta Austin, Texas. He’s probably the heaviest influence on the band. What is your songwriting method? Collins: We all kind of write and try to bring it together. If it sticks, it sticks.”
“I recently got an opportunity to sit down with him and "pick Brian's brain". Here's what he had to say: Q: How would you describe your music? A: I used to describe our music as a blend of Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, and John Mayer, but I recently realized that our music is a much more eclectic blend than that. I tend to bring an acoustic rock influence to the music, Josh brings Metallica and System of a Down influences, Chase brings a style similar to Taking Back Sunday and Bob Schneider, and Tim brings U2 and Bright Eyes. Our struggle to blend these contrasting influences is where I think the real magic of our music lies. Q: What are your songs about? A: I think a lot of them are about the struggle to find love, and to find what's right for you. Love isn't the only thing you can write about though. Some of my favorite songs don't have anything do to with "the girl", and address life on a broader scale. Q: Where have you performed? A: You're probably most likely...(continued).”
“Somewhere between the acoustic/electric sound of a band like Vertical Horizon and the funk/jazz sound of Jack Johnson is the Florida-based quartet known as One Mile Final. One Mile Final is made up of singer-songwriter and guitarist Brian Spotts, lead guitarist Tim Burke, bassist Chase Collins and drummer Josh Davidson. Because of the band’s ever-changing style and sound, One Mile Final fits as much into Acoustic Rock as it does into Alternative Rock. The self-titled debut release from One Mile Final seems to run the gamut when it comes to musical genres. While staying in a Rock state of mind throughout the six songs, the additions the band made to the music help keep each track sounding different from one song to the next. The unique influences each musician in the band brought to the music help to make One Mile Final a band with limitless potential, and it shows on the band’s debut CD. Review by Matheson Kamin Rating: 5 stars (out of”