ELEVEN Now

Alain
Johannes
Guitar

Greg
Upchurch

Drums

Natasha
Shneider
Keyboards

Began playing guitar at the
age of 4. He was raised in
Switzerland & Mexico before
arriving in L.A. in 1975

A classically trained prodigy
who began her studies at 3
in her native Moscow,
came to the city in 1982.
Young Greg Upchurch, newly arrived from
Kingston, Oklahoma (population 800), was
soon asked to rehearse with his favorite band.

Johannes says, still marveling at the memory
,
He knew every single song.
He remembered more Eleven songs than we did
.
A No Vacancy sign was soon hung on
Eleven's drum chair.

 

The fourth album by the L.A.-based band Eleven,
is the latest exposition of this exceptional trio's
unique musical sensibility.
ELEVEN's Music
 A dramatic amalgamation of
rockpopclassicalpunkEastern influences.
The product of the
writingproducingperforming
partnership of its co-leaders:
Johannes & Shneider.
Eastern Music
 Indian, Pakistani and Bulgarian
has this ability to make beauty
out of something that is not
beautiful all the time
Western Music
 sometimes has
not been,
in general,
very
flexible,
pop especially
.
 Moving through this wealth of
music to forge their own
indelible style,
Eleven strives for (of course)
danger
electricity

and, perhaps most of all,
the
element of surprise.
  
 

Bio written by Chris Morris

The inevitable Beatles
Django Reinhardt
Paco de Lucia
Jeff Beck
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Page
Allan Holdsworth
Eric Dolphy
John Coltrane
Eastern music

Prokofiev

Bach
Led Zeppelin
Aretha Franklin
Stevie Wonder
Captain Beefheart
Sly & the Family Stone

What's beautiful to us
is a tension and release,
and the way that one moment
and the next work together
to create something better,

something more.