Ours

Ours

Although technically consisting of five members, Ours is essentially the brainchild of self-described music obsessive Jimmy Gnecco. Born and raised in New Jersey, Gnecco toyed with music and various band configurations after graduating high school, but it wasn’t until 1996, when he returned to America from a brief sabbatical, that he decided to pour his complete energy into music. It didn’t take Gnecco long to attract industry attention; a major-label bidding war quickly ensued, with Gnecco turning down a few deals on the way to ultimately striking a partnership with DreamWorks. Gnecco says of his work: “I don’t know if I’ll ever be the cheery songwriter type,” Gnecco says with understatement. “With these songs, I want people to feel happiness, sadness, bitterness, anger – to provoke emotions from people. I’m not preaching. I’m not trying to be clever. My songs are just subconscious thoughts coming out. The thing about music is, it’s emotional, it’s visceral, it’s not right or wrong. It hits each individual in a different way. That’s how I want people turned on.”

THE ROXY Show Dates:

February 21st 2007
w/ Run Run Run
June 5th 2007
w/ April Bauer