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.
Stephen "Sharky" Beccia - Bass & Vocals
Sharky hails from Milford Massachusetts—a town that was thriving with music back in the mid-to-late 70s. After watching Kiss on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, he was hooked and picked up the bass at the age of 13. Inspired by bassists such as John Entwistle, John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Jaco, and Stanley Clarke, he crafted his skills and joined into the mix on the local music scene with his 3 piece band, Anxiety. After a few years under his belt, he expanded his horizons to Boston, RI, and New York opening for acts such as: White Lion, Kixx, Armored Saint, Extreme, Farrenheit, The Fools, Foghat, Marshall Tucker, Grand Funk Railroad, and Steppenwolf. Some of his notable bands over the years include: Busted Allie, Cement, Frantic City, Robbin Banks, Uncle Wally, the Jenny Aia band, Kate Russo, and now with One Eleven (111).
Area band OneEleven will rock for first responders Saturday in Foxboro
REPRINT from the Attleboro Sun Chronicle:
BY KATHIE RALEIGH CORRESPONDENT
ATTLEBORO - Inspired by current events, the local rock band OneEleven has written a song and created a music video honoring the work of law enforcement officers and first responders. Called "What Would You Do?" the song and video pose four scenarios in which police and fire personnel walk into situations from which others might run away: a shooting, a knife fight, a car fire and a happier event of helping a woman give birth. The public will hear the song - and get the first look at the video featuring local police and firefighters - at the 2016 Music Fest, the all-ages musical fundraiser sponsored by the Foxboro Lions Club, taking place Saturday, Feb. 20, at Showcase Live in Foxboro. According to Arthur Eaton, OneEleven's lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, "Law enforcement has gotten lots of horrible, negative press lately, from the mainstream media to social media. "We were talking about it at rehearsal one day because we have so many friends who are first responders. We figured it's time to fight back, and what better way than through something near and dear to us, music." "We ask a simple question: What would you do?" adds Rich Eisner, OneEleven's drummer and Eaton's writing partner. The video brings viewers into the adrenalin-fueled work of first responders who face "life and death situations" requiring split-second decisions. Attleboro police, fire and police officers from Plainville, as well as police and rescue personnel from Norton appear in the video, which was filmed at the former school building on County Street. Eaton credits Peter Morse, an Attleboro police officer and actor, for recruiting actors, directing and appearing in the video. Morse's most recent acting work was as the FBI agent who arrested John Connolly in "Black Mass," the film about Whitey Bulger. "This project would be nothing without him," Eaton says. The video is the work of Justin Mayotte, whose honors include being nominated for music video of the year at the New England Music Awards. OneEleven started a GoFundMe campaign (www.gofundme.com/OneEleven) to help cover the cost of the song and video production and will donate a percentage of the money to the National Law Encorcement Officers Memorial Fund and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Besides Eaton, of Attleboro, and Eisner, North Attleboro, OneEleven members are guitarist Steve Gouette of Easton, lead guitar and vocals; and Stephen "Sharky" Beccia of Hudson, bass and vocals. Eaton's daughter, Brielle Eaton of Attleboro, 20, also sings with the band. The musicians, who describe themselves as "seasoned," have been playing music since they were kids and as OneEleven since 2014. They all have "day jobs"; Eaton has run Help Inc., Home Electronic Life Protection, for 35 years, while the others work in sales and management. But they also have music credentials. Eaton formerly was the vocalist with Danny Klein's Full House; Klein was the bass player in the J. Geils Band. Eaton also founded a country band The Ghillies, which had a three-year run and some national attention. Gouette is the guitarist for Full House and Eisner is the drummer for country artist, former "American Idol" contestant and Wrentham native Ayla Brown. Beccia founded the three-piece band Anxiety. They're currently writing and recording songs to go with "What Would You Do?" on a full-length CD. Their band's name stems from Eaton's "long history" of seeing the number 111 wherever he goes, and most times, something special happens. He's hoping that good karma rubs off on "What Would You Do?" - and the 2016 Music Festival. Along with the original rock music of OneEleven, the lineup includes musicians from the Mockingbird School of Music; the local favorite Thirty 6 Red playing covers of rock, pop and country songs; and Rhode Island's Witzend closing the show with danceable music. There also is a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. This is the second year the Foxboro Lions Club has sponsored the event to benefit the Perkins School for the Blind and local food pantries. Last year, more than $10,000 was raised from ticket sales and sponsors and was shared by the school and food pantries in Foxboro, Wrentham and Mansfield. The Lions have set this year's goal at $12,000. The 2016 Music Fest takes place Saturday, Feb. 20, at Showcase Live, Patriot Place, Foxboro. Doors open at 6 p.m., with music from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and available online at www.showcaselive.com or at the Showcase Cinemas, Foxboro. Tickets will be $25 at the door. For details, contact FoxboroLionsClub@cox.net. Members of OneEleven are, from left, Rich Eisner, drums; Stephen "Sharky" Beccia, bass and vocals; Brielle Eaton, vocals; Steve Gouette, guitar and vocals; and Artie Eaton, guitar and lead vocals.
New Song / New Music Video !
OK, Big News! We wrote a song honoring law enforcement & first responders. it's about time we fight back against all the armchair quarterbacks and their negativity toward law enforcement!! We are working with local PD and FD on a music video and need your support! Thanks...
We're the rock band, OneEleven out of Massacusetts and we recently wrote a song honoring our law enforcement and first responders who unselfishly put their own personal safety on the line every single day. Law enforcement has gotten lots of horrible negative press lately, from the mainstream media to social-media, the anti-police bias so prevalent in some parts of society, and even our president setting the stage for so much of the tension with law enforcement, we figure it is time to fight back! First we wrote a song titled, "Walk Away," which calls out all the armchair quarterbacks who hide behind their social media profiles or the newspapers they write for or the TV shows they work on...we write about the horrifying scenarios that all these brave first responders can face on a daily basis. And we ask a simple question. "What would you do?" Our guess is that most of these people criticizing law enforcement wouldn't have the guts to make the split second decisions that can be forced upon them.
Now that the song is written, we are working with our local PD and FD to shoot a music video that tells their story. It is our hope that we open some eyes to the fact that these people are just like us - they have families they care about, bills to pay, and the same every-day issues we all face. However, they risk their lives at their jobs and can be forced to make life and death decisions in the blink of an eye.
The funds we are hoping to receive will help cover production costs and we will also be donating a percentage of the funds to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. These two great organizations rely on private donations to honor the men & women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
OneEleven has won The Akademia Music Award for Best Rock Album
We Won !! The Akademia Music Award for Best Rock Album for ‘Livin' The Dream’ in the December 2015 Akademia Music Awards! Winning an Akademia Award is a rare career distinction. It also means we are now inside the gates of an organization that can significantly advance our career as artists.
OneEleven Boston's Newest Pop Rock Band
Written by Amy Nachbar/Examiner.com
The band OneEleven is an original project created by Artie Eaton, lead powerhouse vocalist of the Danny Klein (J. Geils Band) Full House Band. The band is Steve Carter (aka) Chicago Steve on drums, Steven Gouette on guitar and vocals and BJ Knight on bass and vocals. Eaton has been in bands for over 30 years and has worked with many great song writers and players but felt it was time to create his own music. Eaton put together a strong team for his solo project. Producer Sean Paddock (known for his work with Kenny Chesney), long time writing partners Rich Eisner (Ayla Brown) and Steve Gouette (Danny Klein's Full House Band). According to Eaton he never seems to have the time to go down in my home recording studio to fire everything up and record. "I find that much of my material gets written in the bathroom and then recorded on my cell phone, said Eaton. That's the most peaceful place in my house." The debut album, Livin the Dream has ten tracks which showcase Eaton's strong vocal range and all original songs. On Friday, Feb. 6, the band's debut will be at Showcase Live, Patriot Place in Foxboro where they will be filming their first music video live. They are expecting 100's of people to show up and are encouraging you to film the show with your cell phones and then submit your footage to be possibly included in the video. Examiner spoke with Eaton to find out more about his newest project. Examiner: When did you put the band together? Eaton: "Last Feb. 2014 I took the material that we pre-produced at our studio in Attleboro with Carter (drummer) and Gouette (guitar). Paddock was in Nashville so we corresponded via the web and Face Time. We completed our demos and then headed to Nashville. My daughter Brielle came with us as she is also on the record. We rented The House of Blues recording facility and with Paddock (KC Band) on drums and session players Jon Conley (KC Band) and Nashville’s top session bass player Victor Broden, we completed the tracks. Most of the over dubs were done at my studio111. The final tracks were sent to Tony Castle (KC Band) who mixed the CD and then on to mastering by Eric Conn at Independent Mastering." Examiner: How did you meet Sean Paddock? Eaton: "I met Sean thru a love of not only music but drums. My partner Rich Eisner and I own a product development company called MagneTone Drums. We build very unique drums where you are able to change the sound and feel of the drum by swapping shells." Visit the website here: www.magnetonedrums.com Examiner: What inspires you to write your material? Eaton: "Its funny, many of the songs relate to my relationship with my beautiful wife. One morning I was fooling around with a melody and as she kept yelling at me thru the bathroom door to do this and do that and all I kept on saying was “I KNOW” over and over again and that’s where the song transpired from. Along with my favorite song “She Loves Me” which I still can’t figure out why she keeps me around when I do the stupidest things." Examiner: I would imagine that you will continue to be the lead vocalist for the Full House Band as well? Eaton: "Yes, I will continue performing with DK and OneEleven. My DK bandmates David Quintiliani (keyboards), Richard 'Rosey' Rosenblatt (harp), Jim Taft (drummer) and DK contributed to many tracks on the OneEleven debut album Livin the Dream. My daughter Brielle also contributed vocals. " Examiner: Can you tell us a little bit about the band members? Eaton: "My bassist, BJ Knight is a long-time musician and teacher. He's well known in Boston as a versatile musician and an accomplished bassist, vocalist and guitarist. Carter or Chicago Steve is on drums. He is also a song writer who has toured and performed with some great artists including James Brown, Jackie Wilson. J. Geils Band, David Cassidy, Jon Butcher, B-52's, Johnny A, Van Morrison, Johnny Ray, Sheena Easton, Muddy Waters, Tower of Power, The Coasters, The Monkees, James Darren, Dave Mathews, and many more. Gouette on guitar plays in DK's Full House band with me. He is my creative partner whose inspirations and ideas help to make up a great song writing team."
OneEleven Featured On 'Indie Scene Radio" Show
On January 29, 2015 OneEleven was featured on Internet radio station 'Indie Scene Radio'. With Founder and DJ Gerg Anidem's vision, Indie Scene Radio has become the #1 Internet radio show in the world. OneEleven's debut CD 'Livin The Dream' was met with a great response. People tuned in from 8 countries that night- USA, Brazil, UK, Canada, China, Egypt, France, and Romania. OneEleven was put in rotation and can be heard anytime on Indie Scene Radio.
We have been selected from over 7,000 entrants to play at Hard Rock Cafe Boston for a chance at $50,000 and a performance in Ibiza, Spain. Be sure to come to the show on June 1st at Hard Rock Cafe Boston.
Back this year to a 2-day event!! Voted "Best Local Music Festival" at the Worcester Music Awards presented by Pulse Magazine. MusicFest features two stages along with a Mountainside BBQ, our traditional BEER-FEST-OF-ALE, a Classic Car Show presented by the Pike FM on Sunday, local craft vendors and our Scenic Summit SkyRide. See More!