The One Night Stands were formed in Johannesburg in 2007, when Lu assembled a bunch of friends to perform for one night only at his birthday and play covers of all his favourite Eighties songs. People loved what they saw and insisted that this one night stand would continue. Requests for parties and underground gigs kept coming through and resulted in the band being offered a record deal.
More about this great band on their website: theonenightstands.com
The One Night Stands were offered a three album record deal by local indie company, Sting Music. In order to successfully launch their debut album they would require publicity shots, photographs for album art and music videos for their two singles, that could be screened on SABC as well as DSTV (in High Definition).
The cover shot for their album was created by Vanessa Van Vreden with Avo Photography. The setting for the album cover photograph was kindly provided by Tonic Interior Design in Jozi Parktown North (Thanks Tonic!).
The music videos for their two singles were filmed and directed byDaron Chatz with Avo Photography Productions. “Seconds” was released in September 2008 as the debut single off the album “The One Night Stands”. “Talk Talk” a cover version of one of the bands favourite artists was released as the second single in March 2009. “Seconds” spent a week at the number one position on 5FM’s “High Five At Five” chart in October 2008.
Publicity shots and behind the scenes photography for the music videos and tour were shot by Leigh Benson with Avo Photography.
Many of these shots were taken while the band was on tour around South Africa.