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Band/Artist Name & Pronunciation: One Way Out, Won Way Owt

Recommended if you like: Led Zeppelin, Guns N' Roses, The Eagles

Story behind your band/artist name: Geist said that music was his one way out in life, and the band agreed with the statement and liked the name.

Band Members: Josh Gaba (Vocals), Giulio Iacoviello (Bass Guitar), Ari Rubenstein (Keyboard), Jake Schaefer (Guitar), Geist Topping (Drums)

What part of the DC region is the artist tied to and how? Where is the artist's current home base if not DC : Bethesda, MD as well as DC

At least 3 interesting/entertaining facts about the band related to persons/events in Washington DC area: Josh is a big George Washington University basketball fan. He recently sang the national anthem at a GW game.

Geist loves to paint and play guitar in addition to playing drums. Many of One Way Out's songs originated from a riff written by Geist.

Giulio started out playing a six stringed guitar in One Way Out, but switched to bass after the band went bassless for two years. He is also Italian, and lived in Italy until he was 4.

Ari does musical theater outside of the band. This is why he is the primary backup singer and often sings harmonies with Josh.

Even though Jake is the youngest member of the band, he has been playing guitar for over 8 years. He loves listening to Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and AC/DC, and has seen three of those bands in concert.

Anything else we should know, or you want to share: BIO - One Way Out is a rock band from Washington D.C. They write their own songs, and play a variety of covers ranging from the 1960's to today. The band formed in 2012 with Josh Gaba (Lead Vocals), Jake Schaefer (Lead Guitar), and Giulio Iacoviello (Bass Guitar) being the three remaining original members. After a year, Geist Topping took over as drummer, and in 2015, Ari Rubenstein (Keyboard) joined the group. On January 5th, 2018, One Way Out released their first EP, “Black & White”, which consists of four songs which were recorded at Mystery Ton Studios in September 2017. One Way Out has played at Villain and Saint, Nando’s Spicy Saturday Night at RIO Washingtonian, and more. One Way Out's main inspirations are Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Guns N' Roses, The Eagles, and The Beatles.

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Main Genre: Hard Rock

Other Genres: Rock, Blues rock, Pop