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FOR NO ONE: FOR EVERYONE.
The seeds for For No One were first planted back in the mid-90’s, when bassist Wayne Mitchell forged a lasting musical partnership with singer T Keegan, based on an affinity for the then burgeoning grunge rock explosion. Their first venture together was the grunge rock powerhouse Andalusion, for which Wayne provided the drumming. After that band folded, younger brother Josh Mitchell stepped up to the fore with some serious drumming heat, and with Wayne moving over to bass along with guitarist Ryan Olive, they formed the band Blue Stigmata. As new songs were being developed, the band decided a name change was in order, and For No One (based on the Beatles song of the same name), was born.
The band has always been known for cranking out great, straight-to-the-point tracks reminiscent of their 90’s rock and old school punk influences (Nirvana, Misfits, etc.). With the addition of Aaron Magram on guitar in 2011, the band soon began to incorporate other classic hard rock influences into their sound (Black Sabbath, Queens of the Stone Age, etc.). Now sporting a broader range of styles in their arsenal, the band believes their sound has evolved to the point where they can simply be referred to as a kick-ass heavy rock band.
For No One spent the majority of late-2011 and 2012 playing various local haunts, at times opening for national acts such as Middle Class Rut and Foxy Shazam. The band then spent most of early 2013 working on their debut self-recorded, self-titled album, followed by a brief Mid-West tour that summer. The songs cherry picked for the album bridge the gap between old and new; tying different eras of the band together with the same distortion, booming drums, and raw vocal hooks that hit the spot. With additional mixing & mastering by Darin Rose, the finished product has both the clarity and raw immediacy that any fan of heavy music could ask for.
The band is proud to carry the torch for hard rock music, as they continue to put together tracks for a second release. Playing heavy rock music may seem like a commercial proposition to many, but For No One believes that, at least in their neck of the woods, straight-up rock bands feel a bit scarce, and they are more than happy to be a part of the proud few that keep on rocking in the free world.