One Man Rock Band is an American hard rock band and a Canadian-American Records recording artist, formed in Whittier California in 2010. It was founded by drummer, guitarist, bassist, vocalist, Scott Gerling (48) as a one-man project. Inspired by the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Metallica, UFO, and Foo Fighters. One Man Rock Band video showcases its own aggressive brand of hard rock music.
Foo meet King Kong Already a ReverbNation Chart Buster.
Last week, a one man band known as “1ManRockBand” aka Scott Gerling wagered a friendly video challenge to the Foo Fighters, to write a “harder rock song about overcoming fear.” To get the ball rolling, Gerling dedicated, and performed an original song, aimed at the Foos and posted it on Youtube.
Right now, the song King Kong!,” broke the Top 10 most listened to, and downloaded rock songs on ReverbNation. As of this morning the song ranks #5 Rock song on their charts for most plays in the Rock genre. This is without any of the ReverbNation listeners knowing it has anything to do with the Foos.
In addition to the song’s meteoric rise on ReverbNation, 1ManRockBand has already surpassed George Lynch’s latest release “Rescue Me.” It looks like it will reach #1 based on it’s performance in the charts last week. It gained 7 positions over night. In short, the song is kicking ass and taking names all by itself.
Part of what makes this story so interesting is that 1ManRockBand is one guy that plays everything, just like Dave Grohl did on the first Foo Fighters record. If ANYONE would recognize this kind talent, it would be Dave.
Gerling wrote the song, he is the audio engineer, did the audio Mastering, all the way through the videography, art direction and post video production by himself. The audio recording is radio quality, and the video is shot in HD.
A challenge by an unknown to the Foos (or any established band) is a one of a kind gesture. But the most amazing part is that the song is rising in the charts all on it’s own, seemingly headed straight to #1. Heads up Foos, it’s is gettin’ serious!