Umphrey’s McGee Taps Ben Factor As Lighting Director

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Umphrey’s McGee announced Ben Factor has joined the band’s team as their new Lighting Director. The 24-year-old LD previously ran lights for Spafford, Citizen Cope and others.

Ben Factor hails for New York and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Sound Engineering. “Umphrey’s just about single handedly inspired me to pursue lighting,” Factor said. “I’ve had a handful of life epiphanies while at UM shows so this really is a full circle opportunity for me. I’ve been consciously and subconsciously preparing for this gig for years.”

Previous LD Jefferson Waful retired earlier this year. Ben Factor’s official debut as Lighting Director will take place over the band’s upcoming New Year’s Run in Denver. Watch fan-shot video captured by Gregory Marcus from one of Factor’s audition gigs with UM, which took place at the Georgia Theatre in Athens on October 19, below:

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