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Almost A Dirty Dozen with ONE STEP FROM FALLING – May 2020


According to a recent press release: “The band have captivated and mesmerized audiences across the US with their unique sound and energetic live performances. With an eclectic blend of art rock, catchy melodies and heavy riffage that goes straight to your head, the OSFF style has been dubbed Heady Metal. Following the successful releases of The Wayside in 2015 and Stuck in 2018, digital sales and streaming plays continue an upward growth across the world. Teaming up with Pavement Entertainment, ONE STEP FROM FALLING”s latest album, Stuck on the Wayside, is ready to take the world by storm.” We get the band to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

Pete: We are extremely excited to be releasing our 1st release under the Pavement Entertainment Label called STUCK ON THE WAYSIDE. It’s a 15-song album that we can’t wait to get out! There are a few Easter eggs in there that I’m sure the listeners will pick up on and finding them is all the fun.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

Steve: We all have our own stories of how we were drawn into music, personally, I was subject to younger brother syndrome. I loved watching my older brother play guitar and it eluded me every time he would learn something new. I knew I had to be a part of what he was doing so I started playing drums so I could hang with him and from there I was hooked. Eventually, down the road I navigated towards different instruments and found my place as lead singer for One Step From Falling.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

Steve: As a whole you can hear the soul of our band through the late 90’s early 2000’s era of rock and new metal bands such as Tool, Deftones, Mars Volta, Primus and Rage, to name a few. The sounds out of that era has significantly influenced our creation. All those bands live, were and still are, on such a high level.

4. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

Pete: Such a tough decision but if I had only one it would be James Maynard (Tool). Tool has been a huge influence on my musical journey. The greatly known album Undertow was one of the first influence that got me into playing guitar.

5. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

Steve: We dub our music as “Heady Metal”, a soft angelic mix to an aggressive contrast of vast imagination! LOL.

6. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

Steve: This situation is pretty mutual between us if Pete sets down the acoustic guitar Bob is picking it up, if Steve Is grabbing a beer he gets one for Ty and if Ty wants some sour patch kids he will get them from Josh.

One Step From Falling – Stuck On The Wayside

7. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

Pete: Last time I was star struck was when I went backstage at A Perfect Circle concert. I Met Billy Howerdel (Lead guitarist). Watching him play the guitar riffs solo was an inspiring moment. That was rad.

8. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

Pete: The collaboration with other musicians and comradery as a community. Music has taken us all over and the people we have met have all been amazing. It would be hard to imagine myself not being a musician. If I wasn’t a musician my dream job would be porn. Obviously.

9. What is one question you have always wanted an interviewer to ask – and what is the answer? Conversely, what question are you tired of answering?

Steve: I would want them to ask. “How does Pete project such a huge voice singing with his mouth completely shut?” And the answer would be… He studied ventriloquism. I think the question “How did you come up with the band name?” is a bit played out. It’s almost like asking someone why they got that tattoo, does it have to have meaning or can it just be because its art and you thought it was cool? Or better yet it’s like asking a mature woman her age, you just don’t do it. I don’t know Just food for thought.

10. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

Pete: No regrets! Everything we have done as a team has been for a reason. I personally wouldn’t change a thing because it has gotten us where we are thus far.

11. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

Pete: I would absolutely have to be a part of Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon sessions. Pink Floyd is a huge influence of mine. The album itself was a masterpiece and they will always be known as legends. And I want to be a legend!





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