One Flew West is a folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado. With personality to spare, the six-piece band channels its love of music and having a good time into honest songs and a live show that forcefully captivates audiences across the Front Range. From busking on the Pearl Street Mall for passersby, to performing with national acts such as The Dirty Heads at sold out venues, the boys of One Flew West have become a force to be reckoned with. Through the musical inspirations of Frank Turner, Airborne Toxic Event, and Saints of Valory, the group has created a sound that received a Westword Music Award for Best Folk Band in 2015, and earned them a spot in the finals of Channel 93.3’s Hometown for the Holidays in 2014.
In July of 2015, One Flew West recorded a five-track EP entitled "Selective Memory” at The Keep and The Blasting room. The EP was produced by Andy Rok Guerrero (Flobots, Bop Skizzum) and engineered by Jeff Kanan (No Doubt, Madonna, Kelly Clarkson), and Chris Beeble. “Selective Memory” is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, and SoundCloud.
One Flew West has performed with many notable acts, including: The Dirty Heads, 3OH!3, The Devil Makes Three, Brick+Mortar, Joywave, The Unlikely Candidates, Saints of Valory, Barcelona, and the Spill Canvas.
In addition, One Flew West has performed at and headlined Colorado's most popular concert venues including the Fox Theatre, The Aggie Theatre, The Marquis Theater, The Summit Music Hall, The Larimer Lounge, The Belly Up, and the Gothic Theatre.
ONE FLEW WEST IS:
Linden Jackson - Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
David DiSalvo - Lead Guitar
Jordan Gurrentz - Bass Guitar
Dillon Mount - Keyboards
Jonah Bartels - Drums and Percussion
Joe Pineda - Trumpet and Rhythm Guitar
For interview requests please contact: Sam Thaler, One Flew West Management | e: firstname.lastname@example.org | p: 303.550.1462
"One Flew West’s debut does exactly what an EP should for any young band. Their first single, “Kind of Love” has all the trappings of a successful radio single: witty lyrics, a deceivingly addicting chorus, and the gentle addition of horns, bringing the song new life with it’s playful inclusion. . .Without backing themselves into one particular corner, the group plays their cards just right and showcases variety in their songwriting, while establishing themselves as solid performers with a good understanding of their musical identity. If there’s one thing you take away from Selective Memory, it’s that this band very clearly has a story to tell. Catchy lyrics that are easily relatable paired with familiar melodies, this EP is easy listening for anyone regardless of musical taste. A great diving board for the band, we’re curious to see what comes next."
- Reviewed By Maddie Casey | Link
SCENE & HEARD
Every good album does at least two things: tells its own story and brings your attention to your own story — past, present and future. One Flew West‘s new EP Selective Memory is an incredibly bold effort that is definitely worth your time. It’s fun, it’s real, it’s high-quality and very relatable. While the focus on the lyrics puts the story at the head of each song, strong musicianship throughout serves as a firm backbone that helps this record stand tall. There is a tremendous amount of skill and consideration that goes into making something this fun sound as good as Selective Memory.
- Reviewed By Alex Michaud | Link
THe PRELUDE PRESS
"Each track on this EP has its own distinct sound, but as a whole it has a very solid sound as well, a feat that is hard for many bands to achieve on a five song EP. One Flew West, however, pull it off effortlessly, giving listeners five memorable, crisp and well written songs. If One Flew West is capable of creating such diversity, strong songwriting and powerful messages and stories within five songs, I cannot wait to see what they do with a full-length."
- Reviewed by Shannon Shucker | Link
"The members work well together, and you can see this when they perform. They use one another’s energy, and are able to make the crowd dance. The music has a great beat, and it is hard to not want to dance to it."
- Reviewed by Julia Barnett | Link
"If local accolades were enough to break out an act, One Flew West would have, eh, flown west, a long time ago. But winning the love of a hometown is only part of it. With its new EP, Selective Memory, OFW looks to keep the heavy momentum in its favor. With standout, radio-ready tracks like “Had It All” and “Motion Sickness,” the alt-folk act is ensuring a strong run in the local scene. There’s more from this group, we can feel it."
- Reviewed by Brain Frederick | Link