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X-Factor Band

Covenant House Gala

feel the music

Riggs Park Picnic

Fort Circle Park

Washington, DC

2:00pm - 3:00pm

District Winery



Michigan Park Picnic     

Michigan Park Recreation Center

Washington, DC

Time: TBD

Half Note Lounge    

4881 Glenn Dale Rd.

Glenn Dale, MD

Time: 8:30pm



Private Birthday Party     

Embassy Suites

Raleigh, NC

Wind Down Thursday   

Largo Plaza Shopping Ctr

10500 Campus Way South

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Quality Trust Gala

Private Memorial Day Party

Bowie, Md.

5:00pm - 7:00am


Every now and then a music group comes along that defies definition, category and convention; a group that has that certain something.   The X-Factor. Armed with a vast amount of talent and experience, X-Factor signals the return of the era of great bands.  With an eclectic repertoire of songs from some of the greatest artists of our time, X-Factor puts a refreshing spin on classic R&B, funk and rock.  Drawing from these influences to create their own sound, the band has put together original songs that showcase their background and experience without sounding like every other wannabe pop cliché.

Anchored by leader of the Soul Formula Band that headlined the major venues of the DC-metro area during the ‘80s, X-Factor is fronted by two vocalists that complement each other harmonically, and is backed by a grinding four-piece rhythm section.  Driven by the rock-solid pulse of Anthony B. Rucker on bass, David "Eckie" Mullins on drums, Auturo Evans on keyboards and Don Theo on guitar, the group produce a wall of sound that is much bigger than their numbers. 

On the front line, Ayla West and Duane Nelson weave a tapestry of vocal harmony that evokes emotion and response from the listener.  Their sexy ballads take you on a romantic journey while their funky dance tunes dare you to stand still.  During a recent engagement, toe-tapping audience members soon found themselves neck- peckin’ to the infectious grooves that had them up out of their seats.


Check out the band!




Hamilton Theater

Washington, DC.

6:00pm - 9:30pm