Let's meet THE 11TH HOUR BAND!

THE 11TH HOUR are a Nashville-based original R&B band whose members have their roots in a wide range of musical styles. Together, they form THE 11TH HOUR and bring a fresh, original approach to the classic sounds of R&B as well as an offering of some outstanding original material.


THE 11TH HOUR is, first and foremost, a group of friends that are also mature professional musicians. They each came into the group to perform the music they love and grew up listening to...and what happens to be in the biggest demand today. Consisting of a four-piece rhythm section, a four-piece horn section, plus female and male vocalists, THE 11TH HOUR performs older R&B, Motown, Soul, the big horn band hits of the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today with influences from groups like Chicago, Tower of Power and Blood, Sweat and Tears...as well as a selection of some of their own original blues/rock tunes. THE 11TH HOUR also performs classic rock, pop hits and swing music.


Several of the members that make up THE 11TH HOUR have played with major artists, both here in the United States and in some of the finest venues around the world. In fact, many of the members have performed with the original artists that recorded those same hits that you will hear at one of their shows!


If your resort, corporation, show club, your wedding or private function wants the very best in musical entertainment, contact THE 11TH HOUR.


***To download The 11th Hour Band EPK, CLICK HERE!!!***

Meet The Band - John Calzavara
Saxophones and woodwinds, Steel guitar

This multi-instrumentalist and producer lends his woodwind and "cheese slicer" talents to THE 11TH HOUR!

John is an active session musician utilizing his talents for many years and has worked with the likes of Gary Allen, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Dean, Brady Seals, Bobby Bare, Josh Turner and Rebecca Lynn Howard...just to name a few!

Meet The Band - Gregg Germony
Bass Guitar

Gregg began his musical career in his native Buffalo, New York. Since then, he has toured the world performing for our troops and elsewhere with The Horning Brothers as well as performing with many notable artists, including Delbert McClinton, Clarence Dobbins and T. Graham Brown...just to name but a few!


Gregg's influences include the legendary Motown bassist Bob Babbit (with whom Gregg studied), James Jamerson, Roscoe Beck and Paul Chambers.

Meet The Band - Lara Germony

Lead and background vocals





Meet The Band - Chuck Lyons

Trombone, lead and background vocals

Chuck has been active on the local music scene for the past 30+ years...performing with various bands and in many different genres on trombone, bass trombone and euphonium!


He has had the privilege to work with such varied artists as Percy Sledge, Slide Hampton, Marvin Stamm, Ronnie McDowell, Bob Mintzer, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Tommy Cash...among others.

Meet The Band - Stuart Naylor

Trumpet and flugelhorn





Meet The Band - Al Rowe

Guitars and Lead vocals

Originally from upstate New York, Al came to Nashville in 1998 with already amassing two decades as a performing musician...touring throughout the United States.


This multi-instrumentalist has performed on numerous projects and often doubles on pedal steel guitar. With a lifetime immersed in rock, country and blues, this self-taught musician's early influences ranged from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Billy Gibbons. His style brings a raw energy and earthy sound to The 11th Hour!

Meet The Band - Carlos Ruiz

Drums and percussion

A native of the US Southwest and a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Carlos has made his home in Nashville for the past several years. He is an in demand and accomplished drummer and percussionist who is also active with the Nashville Jazz Workshop,


Carlos' style is a direct result of his strongest musical influences which include American, Cuban and Brazilian Jazz, Progressive Rock and R&B!

Meet The Band - Kevin Sanders

Keyboards, Lead and background vocals






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January 2018


The Band is currently taking time off to be with family and friends at this time of year.


HOWEVER...do you need a Band for an upcoming performance?


Contact us via our CONTACT US page or via email at mail@the1thhourband.com for additional information!


February 2018



March 2018


<<<Saturday, March 10>>>

Brewster's Bar & Grille

Portland, Tennessee

8 PM - 11:30 PM



April 2018



Nissan America


Smyrna, Tennessee

Friday, April 27


<<<Saturday, April 28>>>

St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Bicentennial Mall

Nashville, Tennessee

6 AM - 1 PM


May 2018



June 2018



July 2018



August 2018



Italian Lights Festival

Bicentennial Mall

Nashville, Tennessee

Dates TBD


September 2018



October 2018



November 2018


<<<Saturday, November 10>>>

Making Merry in Berry Hill

Berry Hill Area

Nashville, Tennessee

Time TBD


December 2018