Ken Lee, the creative force behind Eleven Shadows, was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but moved to the U.S. early on. Ken is of Chinese ancestry, although it appears that he may have a little Mongolian blood as well! Ken has 10 years of classical training on piano. He also started recording experimental sounds on cassette, as well as creating recordings of radio stations that didn't actually exist (these often had commercials for non-existent products and concerts that weren't actually happening, strange playlists mixing rock, Bollywood and experimental songs, and slightly too many tests of the Emergency Broadcast System...) and then playing this for unsuspecting listeners.
Ken has played keyboards, guitar and Javanese gender in Hollywood-area bands such as Holy Sisters of the Gaga Dada, Twist of Fate, Pendu Femelle, and I Am Love (which included the engineer/producer of Henry Rollins and Filter as well as the singer from Danse Society), and Nectarphonic.
He also runs a recording studio, Blueberry Buddha Studio in Los Angeles, CA. Ken is also an occasional review contributor for EQ Magazine, a recording engineering trade publication, and has been interviewed extensively for his drum recording techniques in DRUM! Magazine).
Eleven Shadows is definitely not a "one-man band". Eleven Shadows is enhanced through the beautiful voices of acclaimed singers Esther Tessel and Judy Neubauer, the acoustic bass of Connie Deeter, the Tibetan bowls and bells of Richard Lanchester, the seductive percussion of Jim McGrath, and many other talented musicians.
Ken is also a professional travel photographer. His pictures of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi, Kashmir, Peru, Burma, India, China, Thailand, and elsewhere have appeared in many publications and web sites.
Ken Lee, the creative force behind Eleven Shadows, was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but moved to the U.S. early on. Ken is of Chinese ancestry, although it appears that he may have a little Mongolian...