Crazy things happen in life and music all the time and that’s exactly what happened to a group of 8-11 yr olds in 2009. It started for each individual by simply having a desire to learn an instrument – much like many at that age. What emerged was FIrst To Eleven. Thanks to a teacher and mentor in Ryan Krysiak that saw the potential of Matthew, Ben, Bo, Chad and Charlie, a band was formed.
In the years since that unexpected beginning, this group of schoolmates has grown into a full-fledged rock band. The final piece of the puzzle being when Audra joined the original 5 members in 2013. Over the course of these past few years First To Eleven has released four 5 song EPs, and is hard at work on a fifth. They are playing out at many local venues and festivals while expanding their range of travel as they grow in notoriety. Along the way, they have shared the stage with Palisades, NonPoint, and Eyes Set to Kill. They have played on The Vans Warped Tour as well as finishing first in the Tri-C High School Rock Off two years in a row. They have a strong internet following, especially on YouTube, with over 100k subscribers and 15 million views. Their videos have been featured by Kelly Clarkson and Charlie Puth on television shows such as The Voice and Best Cover Ever.
As they say, crazy things can happen.