Finger Eleven is a Burlington, Ontario-area alternative rock band that formed in 1994.
Finger Eleven is an alternative rock band that has earned a devoted Canadian following. Their first album, Letters From Chutney, was recorded under the name Rainbow Butt Monkeys, with money won from a rock band search contest on local radio.
They changed their name to Finger Eleven for their breakthrough Tip, released on Mercury Records in Canada in 1997 and re-released by Wind-Up Records in the United States in 1998. The name Finger Eleven comes from an earlier version of the song Thin Spirits from the album Tip. Lead singer, Scott Anderson explains: "when everything is pushing you in one direction and your instinct drives you in another--thatâ€™s finger eleven." This also marked a change in the band's sound. They were originally a funk and heavy metal influenced band on Letters From Chutney, but later changed to a post-grunge sound, and have since continued that.
Following the release of Tip, drummer Rob Gommerman left the band and was replaced by Rich Beddoe. In 2000 they released Th...
years active 1994 – present
origin Burlington, Ontario, Canada
music genre Hard rock, Alternative rock
current members Scott Anderson