New Dilemma came together in the early 2000s, and after a long hiatus beyond their control, they have continued to pave their own path. They have played hundreds of shows and headlined main venues such as the House of Blues (Orlando), The Legendary Station, and many other popular venues while touring the East. The band has released their EP "Tongue As A Weapon" and are making waves across the music scene. New Dilemma is a high energy heavy modern rock band from central Florida with heavy percussion and driving guitars. Lyrics top it off with heart-on-the-sleeve writing that capture the emotion of coming from the dark to the light after life’s tragedies. ND has a strong message against the opioid epidemic in this country. This band plays with heart, which is captured in each and every live performance.
"It's all about the fans." -Joey Factor
Meet the Band
Joey Factor - FrontMan
From the early age of 5, Joey knew that he wanted to be performing on stage, singing front and center. At 15 years of age, things began to change as he found the sound of the legendary punk-rock group Green Day; which was the first music ever played by the original up-and-coming band Hybrid. As frontman for Hybrid, the band had lots of success, heading venues like the House Of Blues in Orlando and winning Battle of the Bands at the Legendary Station. Joey is looking forward to getting back on stage and connecting with fans all over the globe.
Joey's influences are Papa Roach, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Limp Bizkit, Pearl Jam, and Seether.
Paul Duell - guitarist
Back in 1984 when Paul first heard Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, he was instantly hooked on rock and roll. It wasn’t long after that he would dream of someday becoming a musician. His dream started in 1998 with his first band, I’m Just a Number; which would be short-lived, but it only opened more doors and made him strive to be a better musician and songwriter. Through his music career, Paul has not only been in a number of bands, but has also been a musical manager and coordinator of charity music festivals. Paul has written over 5 albums of music, over 50 solo songs, and has played in various side projects throughout the years.
Paul’s influences are Mudvayne, Limp Bizkit, Nirvana, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Korn, August Burns Red, Bring Me the Horizon, Demon Hunter, Slipknot, Coal Chamber, Sevendust, Linkin Park, and Soulfly.
Brent Donnelly - percussion
Brent's love for drums started when he was in his teens, and he immediately knew that it was what he wanted to do with his life. He became roommates with Joey's cousin who happened to have a drum set, and the rest is history. Being the self-taught original drummer for Hybrid, he played many big venues as the band was on the rise, such as the House of Blues in Orlando and winning Battle of the Bands at the Legendary Station.
Brent's influences are Tool, Lamb of God, Dave Matthews, The Acacia Strain, (Older) Breaking Benjamin, Sepultura, Slipknot, and Nirvana.
Clyde Clark - bass
At the age of 6, Clyde's brother Ricky gifted him his very first guitar. Once he saw a KISS music video, Ace Frehley inspired him to start playing and hone his craft. By 2005, he received his first sponsorship from Noteworthy Music Company. By 2011, he had played and recorded with several groups, although most of them disbanded shortly after. In 2014, a new band he'd created titled Five Years Dead formed and released a demo; they were interviewed on live radio and played several shows before disbanding in early 2015. After that, he began doing studio and session work, as well as learning to produce and engineer. After an extended period of inactivity while writing and recording, he began to desire to play in a group, which led to joining New Dilemma.
Clyde's influences are Mudvayne, Love and Death, and Black Stone Cherry.