The Substantial Factors are all legal professionals. When they played for fun at Kazan’s last holiday party, the owner of the venue said he wanted to hire The Substantial Factors to play again…. “for real.” As a group, the Substantial Factors frequently discuss concepts about which they have read, or at least skimmed. Meanwhile, bassist and legal assistant Jordan Varona remains an active learner throughout much of the work day and handles disagreements with peers appropriately. Guitarist and attorney Joe Nicholson tackles assignments in an organized manner. Singer and paralegal Nyaradzo Kundidzora listens to the comments and ideas of others without interrupting. Singer and attorney Rachel Berkness sets achievable goals with respect to time and asks for clarification when needed. Drummer and video-editing consultant Bryce Hodge has a well-developed vocabulary and chooses his words with care. Keyboardist Ted Pelletier is a partner who struggles with the temptation to dispense office justice arbitrarily.