The Rhythm Factor are a fresh approach to music and entertainment.
Their music is melodic and appeals to not only the highbrow, but also the commercial aspects of the music industry.
Their music includes Jazz, Swing, Latin and Rhythm & Blues.
The Rhythm Factor is made up of four Tasmanians.
Piano- Kelly Ottaway: Tassie born Kelly has been playing piano with local jazz musicians since the age of 16. Kelly is also an excellent vibes player. He currently does occasional gigs with his 10 piece Jazz Orchestra and plays with The Rhythm Factor
Bass- Paul Calverley: Tassie born Paul has studied music at the Tasmanian Conservatorium, and currently plays with the Southern Gospel Choir Ensemble, Billy Whitton and The Rhythm Factor
Drums – Stephen Marskell: Steve has been playing for more years than he cares to remember. He is in demand with larger ensembles because of his ability to read and interpret with taste, and with smaller groups where a more discerning feel is required. He is also a part time percussion player with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Steve currently plays with The Rhythm Factor and teaches percussion and kit at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music.
Vocals- Kaye Payne: Queensland born Kaye has been singing all types of music since her first professional gig at the age of nine. More recently she toured with her Jazz groups “A Touch of Class” and “eKlectiKa” twice around Australia with wonderful response and success. Kaye has had two CD’s available – “Black Coffee” a selection of old and new jazz and blues and “It’s Jazz”, a selection of original material.