We had the good fortune of connecting with David Gashaw and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi David, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
The idea for One Of These Nights has been around for a few years. Daniel Oglesby (Drums/production/background vocals) and David Gashaw (Vocals/guitar) had previously played together in a band called Vase Vide. They had always talked about how fun it would be to play in a pop-punk band, as they both grew up listening to Blink 182, Box Car Racer, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory and the whole early 2000’s pop-punk movement. David had already put together a handful of songs, so in the fall of 2020 Daniel and David decided to bring those songs to life. In the meantime, David had met Dominic Gonzalez, who sings in local Colorado Springs band, Osero. Dominic had expressed interest in playing in a pop-punk band and stepped in to play bass and fill out background vocals. The trio spent the next year fine tuning the songs that were recorded in June of 2021. Their debut self-titled EP was released on November 23, 2021.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
One of the coolest things to see is how the pop-punk genre has made a comeback/revival over the last year or 2. Bands we grew up listening to are now celebrating 20+ years. When we decided to start putting the band together we had no idea that the genre would be making a comeback, so it’s been exciting to see our music blend in seamlessly with the new wave, while still maintaining the deep influences that we were just trying to have fun with in the first place.
All 3 members have played in multiple bands, in many different scenes, in different parts of the country. That kind of experience is helpful on all levels. Playing in any kind of band is never easy. If it was, everyone would do it. To overcome the challenges that we face, the key is to have fun. Second to that, keep the expectations low. If you set the expectations for playing in a band too high, you’ll come up short. When that happens you get discouraged and frustrated, and when that happens it stops being fun.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We are all from Colorado Springs. Some of our favorite places/staples in town are:
Food: Burrowing Owl, Slice 420, Rasta Pasta, Fat Sully’s/Denver Biscuit Company, Urban Steam, Humble Coffee
Drink: Triple Nickel Tavern/Fritzy’s, Tony’s, Nova West, Mother Muffs
Visit: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Cog railway up to Pikes Peak, any of the local hiking/biking trails/dog parks, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Hang out: Old Colorado City, Black Sheep, Vultures, What’s Left Records, Independent Records, IvyWild School, Manitou Springs
Just to name a few.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Absolutely. Chris Penrod is a lifelong friend of Daniel’s. He also happens to be finishing school for audio production and the two exchanged rough mixes throughout the various stages of recording. Penrod also mastered the EP and looks forward to working with the band in the future.
Tommy Helvenstine also deserves a shoutout. He shot the music video for the lead single, “A Tale As Old As Time.”
Finally, Ashton Booth is also a lifelong friend of Daniel’s, also played in Vase Vide with Daniel and David, and is the bands main photographer. None of us would look as cool without him.
Ashton Booth (photograhpy) Thomas Helvenstine (videography)