Singles and EPs
Singer and guitarist Nick Buckle and bassist Graeme Owen formed Thee Ones out of Stroud’s legendary HUB sessions in the 2000s. They started performing music together while helping run the music co operative that put on monthly all night parties much loved by the groovers of Stroud, and providing inexpensive rehearsal space to reignite the local music scene. Their name came via the band’s original drummer, Steve Carnage, who said that everyone needed to be a ‘One’. Being from a gospel background, Steve believed the world was inhabited by modern day prophets that fell outside the realms of the church, who were called ‘ones’. The band liked the idea that they should also strive to be some of thee ‘Ones’, being individual, original and inspiring. During a two year stint signed to local record label Ragged Moon, Thee Ones recorded ‘BACKYARD BOOGALOO’, their most accomplished album to date. Thee Ones are influenced by Willie Bobo, Fela Kuti, The Meters, Jimmy Smith and Latin Soul. Career highlights include playing alongside The Magic Numbers at Glastonbury Festival, opening for Glen Tilbrook and The Blockheads and regularly playing UK festivals. The band has been recording again and singles are coming out soon on Spotify, featuring new addition, Lachlan McClellan (formerly of Hot Feet / Low Chimes) on guitar, helping create exciting interplay with Buckle’s guitar.