Since their formation in 2009, Orlando band ONE31 has been pushing boundaries. When soulful singer/songwriter Rebekkah Joy started working with rockers Felix Molina (drummer) and Will Snyder (guitarist), what resulted was a unique sound that they have continued to develop. As they developed their original blend of soul, rock and pop, they realized they needed to expand their sound. Enter Felix’s sister Crystal.
With the energetic Crystal joining the band on bass, they were able to polish their songs as well as their live show. Originally called the Rebekkah Joy band, their high-energy performances got the attention of the Orlando music scene. They were able to start booking shows at local venues, from churches to clubs, rocking the crowd regardless of their surroundings. The band, now called ONE31, was growing rapidly in popularity and began opening for national acts like Flyleaf, Matthew West and KJ-52. With their name on the rise, ONE31 knew they had to bring the musicality to back it up.
ONE31 combines the rock-infused flavor of Paramore and Mute Math with soulful vocals and musical technicality. Will, Felix and Crystal provide an auditory backdrop that swings from tight, infectious grooves to heartfelt, soul-baring ballads with ease. Rebekkah Joy’s powerful voice and even more powerful personality drive each song, making the listener feel each song on a level that goes beyond a catchy lyric. Her writing is both deeply personal and easy to connect with. No matter what the topic, there is always and inspirational message behind her lyrics. The combination of intensely open lyrics and flawless musicality has resulted in a band whose passion for music and their uncompromising beliefs are equally evident.
“Layered with soulful originality, Rebekkah Joy’s music is sure to have a significant impact on the Christian music scene. Both the music and the lyrics take you several layers deeper than the norm of female artists and challenge you to ponder your faith and relationship with Christ. Keep an ear out for Rebekkah. You are going to love what you hear.” – Pete Blackshaw, Lakehouse Music