Factor 11 incorporates the diverse musical talents of its members, resulting in guitar driven harmony rock. It’s original music is thematic and challenging, covering issues from terrorism to true love. The band does not take itself too seriously though, as is evident by its soon to be famous song: Good Looking People Drink Wine. Bad Looking People Drink Beer.
Factor 11 covers some of the best eclectic classic rock songs ever recorded and blends in own original music. The band puts on a great show and has a fresh sound that appeals to a wide variety of people. Factor 11 has played in venues throughout California, including: The San Mateo County Fair ( San Mateo, CA), San Rafael, Downtown Farmers Market Festivals (San Rafael, CA) , Hopmonk Tavern (Novato, CA), Calistoga Custom Car Classic Festival (Calistoga, CA). Marinwood, CA Octoberfest (Marinwood, CA), Venus Festival Vina Moda Winery (Murphy’s CA), Trek Winery (Novato, CA) 19 Broadway (San Anselmo, CA), Hopmonk Tavern, Novato, CA to name a few. The Band has toured as far away as New York. The band focuses on playing at county fairs, festivals and small clubs. Factor 11 always gets people up and singing and dancing.
Musical Influences: The band’s musical influences start in the 60s (where good classic rock started) and keeps going into the present. Influencing artists are: Beatles, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, U-2, Hank Williams, Joe Walsh, DC Talk, and Beach Boy harmonies.
True Diversity: Factor 11 band members generally do not like the same music. The bass guy is a rocker. Lead guitar blends rock and newgrass. Rhythm is a choir director. Drummer is power rock. With a diverse group like this, it is surprising that the band stays together. The essential ingredient is that band members like each other, respect each other’s’ musical differences and blend them into the band’s performances and recordings. Check out the Live Performance set list at www.factor11.org/ and you’ll see what I mean.