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One Word is an exciting and energetic 4 piece band, performing stylish modern original songs as well as stamping their unique personality on an extensive selection of well-known popular covers, spanning a wide variety of genres. Despite their youth, One Word have performed across the South over the last few years at many events including Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, Southampton’s Music In The City, Swanage, Christchurch and Ringwood Carnivals, Blandford Georgian Fayre, Christchurch Music Festival, Potato Pants Festival, Bournemouth Square Christmas Stage and Christchurch Lighthouse Live, as well as at popular pubs and venues like The Thomas Tripp in Christchurch, The Railway Inn in Winchester, The Belle Isle in Chichester, Chaplins, Sound Circus and Mr Kyps. 

One Word just love to get up there and party.

Jon Lindop – Lead Vocals/Keyboards

Jon has a not so secret passion for musical theatre, having been involved with the Swish of the Curtain Theatre School from an early age. In 2012-13, he played ‘Charley Bates’, part of Fagin’s gang in Cameron Mackintosh’s hit musical ‘Oliver!’ and toured the UK, performing alongside the likes of Brian Conley and Neil Morrisey. He now teaches at Swish. Jon met Max in 2011 at Ferndown Middle School and they’ve been best mates ever since. Jon is laid back with a unique style and look of his own and his theatrical training is reflected in his impressive vocal range. Jon also plays piano and guitar pretty well.

Max Harris – Guitar/Backing Vocals

Max taught himself to play guitar, heavily influenced by his family and friends. Max got pretty good pretty quickly, demonstrated by playing a song on the main stage at the massive Bournemouth 7s Festival aged just 10. Max then taught himself to sing and play, working his way through Green Day’s entire back catalogue during one summer holiday. Max plays a hand-built guitar, constructed for a GCSE project, along with his much loved first guitar, a Gibson Les Paul Studio.

Equipment: 

Guitar – Max Harris Custom guitar / Gibson Les Paul Studio

Amp – Fender HotRod Deluxe

Dom Griffiths – Bass

Dom joined the band in May 2017. Originally a guitarist, Dom quickly picked up the bass to help out his friends and has since gone from strength to strength, learning the band’s extensive repertoire. Dom’s also a fitness fanatic, spending his time at the gym when he’s not rehearsing and is currently sponsored by Predatory Attire. Dom won a place at Salford University to read Acoustic Engineering and started his course in September.

Equipment :

Guitar – Aria Pro II Bass 

Amp – Ashdown AAA 300W

Ed Harris – Drums

Ed joined Jon and Max in 2014, bringing with him limitless energy, a lot of fun and perhaps a little madness to their live performances. A self-taught drummer, he’s enthusiastic and loud, but has been known as ‘The Cymbal Destroyer’ in the past! Ed has a flair for lyrics and has developed into the band’s main wordsmith.

Equipment :

Drum Kit – Premier Cabria 5 piece with any heavy duty cymbals he can find knocking about