Pop music fans of the past decade may know Johnny Wright as the very successful manager of *N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, The Jonas Brothers, and Janet Jackson. Well you know what they say, ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.’ Johnny’s team at Wright Entertainment Group and Jive Records are at it again! Meet the latest boy band/Pop grop, One Call!
One Call Bio!
One Call’s single, “BlackLight,” dazzles with beats and harmonies that could get any dance floor moving. Four separate voices— AG Gamlieli, Chris Moy, Jose Bordonada and Justin Thorne—color the song with distinct flare, fire and fervor. However, One Call rings loudly with a diverse and daring style. Their forthcoming Jive Records release “BlackLight” pulsates with genuine pop prowess, and One Call won’t ever stop shining.
“In a nutshell, it’s eclectic pop,” says Justin in regards to One Call’s sound. “When we sit down to write together, we come from different places, running the gamut from pop to R&B. We approach writing with a very eclectic mind, and we want to make noise.”
Legendary music executive Johnny Wright heard that noise loud and clear when he assembled One Call. Wright helped launch The Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and The Jonas Brothers, to name a few. He’s got an ear for talent, and an eye for the future. In 2008, he orchestrated the Bandemonium Tour featuring Menudo and NLT. The stars had already begun to align as Justin was in NLT, and Chris and Jose were members of Menudo. However, once Johnny met AG in 2009, that’s when he’d found the fourth piece necessary for a true pop super group. Johnny brought the boys to Florida for their first writing session, and they instantly clicked. One Call cranked out a ton of music and snagged the opening slot on Britney Spears’ critically acclaimed Circus tour. It’s been a wild ride ever since.
“BlackLight” swings with a sexy, slick style. It’s got a funky rhythm and a fist-pumping hook. Fans were able to sneak a preview of “Black Light” when it was featured on the hit ABC Family show, Pretty Little Liars in August. The song officially hits radio soon, and it will formally introduce the world to One Call.
About “BlackLight,” Justin reveals, “I had this concept in my head for a long time. Underneath a black light, things appear differently than they do in regular light. A lot will only appear under a black light. When a black light comes on, everything changes. Essentially, as soon as it turns on, you party. Everything goes away and you’re just dancing. Music runs parties—no matter if it’s played from an iPod or by a DJ. We wanted a song that would drive any kind of party or club, put people in a good mood and make them want to have fun.”
Anyone within earshot will certainly have a blast with the song’s hyper-charged infectious melody. It’s undeniably invigorating, and the group flashes brightly with genuine vocal ability.
These four personalities come together to make One Call so unforgettable and unique. AG keeps the group laughing, but he also approaches the tunes with devotion and dedication. Chris, the youngest member, is a real ladies man with a love for smooth R&B. For Jose, it’s all about crafting the tightest show possible. Justin’s got a deep understanding of music history and he’s the glue that brings it all together with experience.
One Call opened up Britney Spears’ Circus Tour in 2009, and they immediately sunk into the hearts of Britney’s fans all over the U.S. Rocking along Britney gave the boys invaluable experience. With their calculatedly choreographed dance moves and overpowering voices, their set was a hit. Jose goes on, “It’s our job to put on a great show. We want to make very visual songs that come to life on stage. We’re bringing something back that was missing.”
Chris adds, “We’re providing a different flare for the 21st century. It definitely references a classic vibe, but it’s something new. Plus, girls can move to it!”
In the end, One Call is going to make a lasting impression. AG exclaims, “We’re four kids that have something to prove. We love what we’re doing, and we’re proud of what we leave behind along the way. We’re real, we’re here and we’re going to carve out a place in music history for ourselves.”
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