With an eclectic collaboration that has been described as electro-funk-hop soul, Element XI is on the cutting edge of music in the twenty first century. The essence of the music Element XI has perfected is reflective of the city that bears the name “The Rocket City,” Huntsville, Alabama. Just like the progressive city of its origin, the band endorses the ever-changing sound of a new generation, while forging a deep appreciation for the rich sounds of the past that inspire and shape the stylings of contemporary music.
The group is a diverse ensemble of passionate and talented musicians, who have been rocking shows since its inception by Daryl Lockhart in August 2012. The group cites funk band Earth Wind & Fire (EWF) as its major influence and the inspiration for the name and also aspires to mirror the paths of great bands such as EWF, Maze, and Kool and the Gang, who boast a timeless vibe.
The band’s goal is to promote positivity, to produce quality and relevant music without compromise, as well as offer lively, and captivating performances while sticking to true artistic expression.