Peak 11 - the band, not an actual peak - ushered in Breck's opening day and their first winter season as a group with a show at the Gold Pan Saloon on Thursday. The cover artists, comprised of Thomas Jackson (guitar/vocals), Stephen Gladstone (bass/vocals) and Layton Maddox (drums/vocals), are snowboarders who promise "a rockin' dance party" to all. On Saturday afternoon, they play the T-Bar at the base of Peak 8 at Breckenridge (access via gondola from the parking lot), followed by another performance next Friday at Pug Ryan's in Dillon. "We take our music seriously, and our band with a dose of comedy," band members wrote, along with this interview on what Peak 11 is all about:
Peak 11 formed in the spring 2012 as winter melted into mud season; what better way to spend a murky day than jam guitars. This simple passing of time morphed into the Peak 11 Rockin' Dance Party.
Peak 11's show is a live rock concert with heavy grooves that pump like a freight train full of gold and melodies that turn ski boots into dancing shoes.
Packed dance floors of sing-along party people who are looking for nuthin' but a good time.
Each member of Peak 11 has an extensive background in rock 'n' roll delusions of grandeur.
Peak 11 plays the covers that people love to sing along and dance to, with a passion as though we wrote the songs, and an explosive energy that takes every tune to "11." Folks also love that the action never stops at a Peak 11 show, for when on break we keep the crowd movin' with fresh DJ mixes of dance-floor packin' hits. People that choose to spend their leisure time with Peak 11 can expect a non-stop high altitude rock 'n' roll dance party full of good vibrations and sonic sensations.
Peak 11 attempts to recreate the original vibe of each song we cover as best as three musicians can, thus complimenting every great artist or group we study. If we had to compare Peak 11 to another band at this stage of the adventure, we'd probably have to say we are The Rolling Beatles meets The Greatful Phish high on Lynyrd Sublime.
People come to Summit County to have a good time on our mountain peaks; now there's Peak 11. See ya on the slopes ... rock ya on the dance floor.