The 11th Floor Band has opened for:

Dave Mason
The Marshall Tucker Band
Johnny Winter
Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
Edgar Winter
The Fabulous Thunderbirds


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John Barney (founder of The 11th Floor Band) Every so often it's good to take a break to pursue personal music projects (and other life events). However, the band is excited to be performing again and looks to hit the festival circuit starting with the Orance County Fair in August. We have new original music in the works and look to add some interesting cover songs as well. Our goal, as always, is to give you a great show. Hope to see you soon!

The "Floor" at OC Fair 2016

The "Floor" at OC Fair 2016

Our New CD "Sweet Mystery" Has Arrived! 

INTERVIEW With "Artist First Radio"  Click HERE to listen to John Barney and Marshall Davis' talk about their music, including the band's new CD, "Sweet Mystery."

Recent News:

We're looking forward to playing New Years Eve at Gladstone's Long Beach. New songs are being written for a new CD - with a new sound!



“It makes us crazy that when you hit your 40’s or 50’s, people assume you just play classic rock covers,” laments songwriter/guitarist John Barney “No No No - we still write our own music, good songs at that, and are willing to let the audience be the judge.” The Long Beach, CA- based 11th Floor Band is releasing their new CD “Sweet Mystery” on November 1. Their previous CD, “Best of Days” garnered praise as “One of the Year’s Best,” by Here and There Ezine. This collection of rock, pop, and alt-country songs have been played live during the last couple of years while opening for names like The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ambrosia, The Marshall Tucker Band,  Johnny Winter, and Danny Seraphine (Chicago), among others.

The “Floor” has undergone several incarnations during the past decade, with founding members John Barney and Lew Kerns (guitar, vocals) joined by Marshall Jeff Davis (bass, songwriting). Dave Cannan also contributes on keyboards. We're celebrating more than a year with Loud Lou Hinzo on drums and Joey "Fantasic" Picard on vocals and bass!  A wide variety of influences, from the blues rock of Led Zeppelin to songwriters like Neil Young, Adam Duritz, and Tori Amos,  The Foo Fighters and Steve Earle helped shape the current sound. The band describes the new CD as a collection of songs – rather than a strict genre-based portfolio. “We didn’t feel sticking to one style to be as imperative as in the past – a lot of listeners like to poke around until they find a song that turns them on – then download it,” says John.
Fiery guitar playing, sing along pop, humorous country songs and the occasional wistful lyric populate The 11th Floor band’s new CD. They will be gearing up for a number of shows in early 2015. The new CD can be purchased through ITunes,, our website and many other retailers.

New CD, "Sweet Mystery"

Guitarist John Barney with Marshall Tucker Band's Pat Elwood and BB Borden

Rest Easy, Johnny Winter. The photo above was from our concert with the late Blues/Rock Legend


Previous events


11th Floor Band at the "RACE on the Base"

Los Alamitos Air Base

We'll be providing the entertainment for this annual event - the best way to see us is to get in shape and race!!


Fundraiser for Long Beach Schools

Always gotta help the schools...


11th Floor Band at 49er Tavern

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Long Beach CA, 5660 E. PCH, Long Beach, CA

The 11th Floor Band will be playing original and covers - Authentic Rock, Alt. Country and Blues. The 49er is famous for its burgers - so come on by!


11th Floor Band at the San Juan Capistrano Coach House

San Juan Capistrano

The 11th Floor Band will be opening for Dave Mason.



John Barney Art Show

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Long Beach Playhouse, Anaheim St, Long Beach

I'm trying something new - it's an Art Show/Flea Market  - fundraising for the Playhouse. Come by, check out the "stuff" - they'll be food, vendors, etc.



11th Floor Band at Muggs Away Saloon - Laguna Hills

Laguna Hills

Haloween Themed show - should be wild!


11th Floor Band at the Long Beach Marathon

Long Beach Marathon


Long Beach Art Walk

Long Beach, 1st Street and Linden, Long Beach, CA

I'll be selling my art at my booth in front of the Hellada Gallery. Drop by - check out the art and craft booths - they'll be live music and food as well.


11th Floor Band at 49er Tavern in Long Beach

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Long Beach, 5660 E Pacific Coast Hwy Ste B, Long Beach

Dive Bar - but that's a good thing. Never played here - should be fun. Come on out Baby Boomers - we play at 5pm so you can be home watching a flick by 8:30.


11th Floor Band at Belmont Shore "Stroll and Savor"

Belmont Shore Long Beach, Corona and 2nd St., Long Beach, CA

This is your chance to taste food from 40 local restaurants while listening to our (and other) bands in Belmont Shore, Long Beach.

tickets $10


John Barney at the Long Beach Art Walk

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Long Beach, 1st Street and Linden, Long Beach, CA

Come visit me in my art Booth next to the Hellada Gallery - I will have original paintings and prints for sale. There is food and live entertainment.



11th Floor Band at the Long Beach Yacht Club

Long Beach


11th Floor Band at Mugs Away Saloon

Laguna Niguel, Laguna Niguel, California

I've never played here - but heard it's a hoot!

Age limit: 21+


Long Beach Art Walk

Long Beach, Linden and Broadway Ave, Long Beach

Drop by to chat  - I'll have my original paintings and prints for sale. Live Music and Food!


11th Floor Band at San Juan Capistrano Coach House

San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano

My Band, The 11th Floor, will be opening for California Transit Authority (former members of Chicago).


11th Floor Band at 49er Tavern

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Long Beach CA, 5660 E. PCH, Long Beach, CA

Join us for original and cover Authentic Rock, alt Country, and Blues


11th Floor Band at 49er Tavern

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Long Beach CA, 5660 E. PCH, Long Beach

Original and Covers - Authentic Rock, alt. Country, and Blues