Factor 11
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Factor 11

San Rafael, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | SELF

San Rafael, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2006
Band Rock Cover Band




"Event Feedback: Travis Marina"

Factor 11 played at Travis Marina in Sausalito California. They are a classic rock band that gets people up and dancing. We enjoyed having them not only for their quality of music, but also for their professional demeanor".

Louis Canotas
Manager, Travis Marina (October 2009)

Factor 11 played at Travis Marina. They are a classic rock band that gets people up and dancing. We enjoyed having them not only for their quality of music, but also for their professional demeanor.

Louis Canotas
Manager, Travis Marina
(October 2009) - Travis Marina Yacht Club

"Event Review: Calistoga Custom Car Classic"

"Factor 11 went above and beyond what I expected. They faced difficulty with their placement in the event and had the best attitude about it. Spencer's response was 'we will just have to be so great people can't resist checking us out!' instead of complaining, they were so positive and upbeat. I received many compliments on my booking of Factor 11 due to their energy and song book. They play classics as well as current chart toppers and originals which appeal to a wide cross section of people. Completely professional and very easy to work with."

Allison Day-Calistoga Chamber of Commerce Event Coordinator-Calistoga Custom Car Classic (May 25, 2010) - Quote from Event Coordinator-Calistoga Custom Car Classic

"Event Review Factor 11: Marinwood Octoberfest"

“Factor 11 has performed at the Marinwood Oktoberfest (San Rafael, CA) in 2012 and 2013. The band plays classic rock covers from Beatles to U2, and its own original music. Our event reaches a wide variety of people and Factor 11 reached across age and musical styles and got people interact with their music and to dance and sing along. The band is professional and easy to work with. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for an energetic, talented and fun band for their events.

Shane DeMarta, Assistant Director Marinwood Parks and Recreation Department.

- By Shane DeMarta Marinwood Parks and Recreation Dept.

"Event Review: Factor 11-San Rafael Farmers Market Festivals"

Factor 11 has been playing at the Downtown Farmers Market {San Rafael, CA} for 5 years now and we have had nothing but positive feedback. We get from 6-8 thousand people at the market weekly and Factor 11 gets the crowds singing and dancing in no time. They are very professional from start to finish. We have had a great experience every time we have had Factor 11 at the Market and could not recommend a band more highly. Their energy is contagious and their music outstanding!

Monique Anderson
Music Coordinator SRFM (February 2009) - San Rafael Downtown Farmers Market

"Juniors Cave Reviews Factor-11 (They Like us)"

“Our Webzine had the delightful pleasure to speak to {Factor-11} a group that we think people will fall in love with once they hear the band’s classic rock sound. Factor-11 band members range from the age of 17 to 50 which makes the group relate to just about every generation through their wonderful message in their music.” Full review at: http://juniorscave.com/Factor-11.html - Juniors Cave

"It's in the Blood"

CD: It's in the Blood

Home: Novato, California

Style: Retro Rock

Quote: "Factor-11 is a versatile and entertaining rock group with the power to capture your attention and the finesse to keep it."

By Ken Mowery - Indie Music.com


Still working on that hot first release.



Factor 11Biography

Factor 11 is a classic rock band. In live performances, the band blends some of the best classic rock songs ever recorded with its own original music. Think guitar driven harmony rock. The band puts on a great show that appeals to a wide variety of people. Our original compositions are interesting, fun and hit on issues that affect day to day life.

The bands musical influences start in the 60s (where good classic rock started) and keeps going into the present. Influencing artists are: Beatles, Cold Play, Alan Jackson, Queen, U2, and Beach Boy harmonies.

Factor 11 band members generally do not like the same music. The bass guy loves country. Lead guitar is a rocker. Rhythm is a choir director. Drummer is psychedelic pop. With a diverse group like this, it is surprising that the band stays together. The essential ingredients are that band members like each other, respect each others musical differences and blend them into the band's performances. Check out the Live Performance set list and you'll see what I mean.

Factor 11 band members reach out to the community and team up with local interdenominational church groups to connect with incarcerated youth at the Marin County Juvenile Hall facility. Music can be a "bridge" to providing hope for a better life and freedom from the repeat cycles of crime and drug addiction.

Factor 11 consists of: Spencer Scheer, songwriter, vocals and rhythm and lead guitar. Joe Rivera, songwriter and bass guitar; John Coons, vocals, rhythm guitar and sweet harmonies; Lloyd Minthrone, drummer, song writer and producer. Renee Smith will often appear with the band and adds vocals. Note: Our kids used to play in the band, but they got smart, grew up went to college or to work and for the most part moved away. They still come back on occasion to see the band.

Factor-11 has played in venues all over the Country, but plays primarily in a wide variety of venues in Northern California. The band focuses on county fairs, festivals and small clubs. Factor 11 always gets people up and singing and dancing

Band Members