OneEleven is bringing real hard rock back to Boston!
Artie Eaton - Lead Vocals, Guitar and Founder
Raised in a rural New England town just 30 minutes south of Boston, Artie Eaton became interested in music at an early age, listening to anything he could get his hands on, from his parents’ Beatles and Elvis records, to 70’s rock and 80’s hair-bands, and later on to more progressive metal, funk, and soul with groups like Kings X.
In the early 90’s, Artie took his love of music to the next level, fronting the hard rock band, “Seducer,” who gained a moderate amount of success, with a music video spotlighted on MTV as well as interest from major record labels including Sony. In 1993, when the record industry began focusing more efforts on rap and hip-hop, Artie decided to step away from the music business and focus on building a business and raising a family. However, during this hiatus, Artie never stopped loving music and continued to write songs and build a state of the art recording studio in his home.
In 2005, as his family was getting older and his business established and thriving, Artie decided to get back in to the game. However, that game had changed significantly since his Seducer days, and surprisingly Artie found himself immersed in the Country music scene. Country had gained immense popularity, and as luck would have it, Artie had developed some great relationships with Nashville-based musicians through his side-business manufacturing custom snare drums.
Artie immediately dove into the modern Country scene, starting a songwriting project with some old bandmates, and ended up writing a whole bunch of great songs. On a whim, this group entered a local music contest and won, which necessitated the creation of a “real” band, which Artie named, “The Ghillies.”
The Ghillies had a great three-year run, with local and national press, a full-length CD, and many local appearances but eventually disbanded due to members’ other obligations. Artie kept moving right along and auditioned for, and won, the front-man spot with “Danny Klein’s Full House.” Danny, or DK, the bass player with the J. Geils band, needed a high-energy singer who could belt out the great hits they were famous for and keep the fans on their feet. Artie still performs with Danny and is considered one of the best front-men in New England.
In 2014 Artie decided to start a new project called OneEleven and pursue a solo record. Partnering with some of the great songwriting talent around him including Steve Gouette, guitarist for Danny Klein’s Full House and Rich Eisner, drummer for country artist Ayla Brown, Artie and his songwriting team created songs for his debut record, “Livin the Dream.” Leveraging his Nashville connections, Artie and producer Sean Paddock, from Kenny Chesney’s band, lined up a roster of first-call Nashville session players to record the debut album.
The name OneEleven comes from a long history of Artie seeing the numbers 111 everywhere he goes. Whenever he sees these numbers, something special always seems to happen. Lately, Artie has been hard at work in the rehearsal studio with this latest project, diligently preparing as he always has, to continue sharing his love of music and truly “living the dream.”
Steve Gouette - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Steve Gouette has been on the music scene since the early 80's and played guitar mostly through New England with many popular bands. You can also see him play with Danny Klein's ( Bass Player for J. Geils Band) Fullhouse Band. Steve's shredding guitar riffs and backup vocals create a unique sound for the band OneEleven.
Rich Eisner - Drums
Based just outside of Boston, MA, Rich splits his time writing and performing with OneEleven and touring with American Idol finalist and national recording artist, Ayla Brown. He started playing drums at age 11, and soon after began formal lessons which included a solid foundation in snare drum technique, reading, and drum set studies. Progressing quickly, Rich continued studies throughout high school and college, with a broad based approach that included jazz, rudimental drumming, rock, latin, classical, and progressive music, while performing throughout his school years with drum corps, orchestra, jazz bands, as well as his own bands that ranged from funk to rock. After graduating college, Rich studied drum set with Berklee instructor John Horrigan, as well as former Joe Perry Project drummer Joe Petruzzelli. Soon after, Rich began performing throughout the New England area. Along with Artie Eaton, Rich manages the custom drum company, MagneTone Drums.