In anticipation of its beta launch this September, live music streaming portal iWantJam announced that Boston-based band One Step Away was the second act to be selected as an 'iWantJam Endorsed Artists'. As an Endorsed Artist, One Step Away will be prominently featured on the iWantJam site for a one-month period, including on the homepage, music played exclusively on iWantJam music player as well as exposure through iWantJam social network profiles and connections. In addition, One Step Away will have an opportunity to compete with other endorsed artists to extend their endorsement for a full three month period. iWantJam had previously announced Zurich-based Miss Diamond DJane as its first Endorsed Artist.
"Since the release of their first EP in 2008, One Step Away have been a very active band, performing live and trying to growing their fanbase," said iWantJam founder Moataz El-Gohary. "The fact that they were featured in various publications and has been selected for a several awards and scholarships, reflects the band's efforts and potential. They just fit "IWJ endorsed artist" criteria."
One Step Away first began in 2007 when friends Terence Healy (guitar) and Mike Nuzzolo (bass) began playing together. It wasn't long before Adam Carrington brought his classically trained voice into the mix, helping to define the sound that would become associated with One Step Away. An EP later, drummer Ben Trudeau joined the fray. The path since then has been an upward one, with larger and larger gigs covering a bigger geographic area. One Step Away has now played coast to coast and won several regional and national competitions for songwriting and performance. In early 2010 One Step Away dove into the studio with producers Dan Malsch and Alec Henninger of Soundmine Recording Studio (Four Year Strong, Framing Hanley, Forever the Sickest Kids). The resulting album, "For the Broken", has One Step Away poised on the brink of the big time. Last winter, One Step Away won the Break the Band contest. Recently, One Step Away was chosen by Clear Channel and iHeartRadio as a winner in the Get Discovered! Contest, earning them a performance on the MDA Telethon in front of 40 million viewers across the country.
One Step Away has appeared on hundreds of national and local TV and radio stations across the country including: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CWN, MNT, IND, TELEMUNDO, WCRB,WBZ, WCTX, WNAC, WSBK, WPXT, WXKS KISS 108, WWLP, WBRU, WZLX,WPXC,WMLN, WSNC, WCAP and performed with big name bands on stages like Universal Studios Hollywood, Fox Theater, MGM Grand and more. One Step away has been featured on numerous blogs and appeared in multiple magazines, including Alternative Press Issue #269 and Skope Magazine.
iWantJam is a brand new type of music site that aims to connect musicians and fans worldwide through live shows, video streaming and social media. Nothing can replace the feeling of a live show, and iWantJam's powerful & easy-to-use platform will bring your favorite band right into your bedroom for free. Artists will be able to connect with their fans on a much deeper level than just a profile page and music button, thus offering far more than a promotional device, but a unique experiential connection. Come and join the online live music experience of iWantJam!