The Midnights – Biography
The Midnights (originally known as The Midnight Choir) formed in 2010 starting with twelve members singing acapella Latin and old American folk.
Since then, the line–up has been subject to several transformations and today, the band comprises five female vocals with three guys on instrumental support.
With a diverse repertoire, it’s not easy to specify a genre for this eclectic band suffice to say that the girls’ sound is best described as electro acoustic, alternative folk. But then again that’s all blown out of the water when you hear catchy tunes like Setting Me Free which has a very cool reggae feel to it.
As well as covering some classics, the girls also write their own material and it’s the latter which reveals a well-focused dimension to their collective creativity. With a potentially dense female vocal front end, The Midnights’ own songs are beautifully crafted to perfectly place individual voices in a surround sound kind of field of harmonies.
With fine tuned and well positioned harmonies, The Midnights’ sound manages to be delicate but powerful at the same time. Alex on guitar, Bob on bass and Vaughan on percussion simply provide a rhythmic foundation for the rich vocal spread.
In November 2016 The Midnights supported The Bluetones on two dates of their UK tour. Currently busy working on new material The Midnights are even considering incorporating more contemporary instrumentation in their music. The girls are ambitious for 2017 continuing to perform locally as well as applying for various festivals.
Rachael Heaton (vocals and mandolin), Sandra Heaton (vocals and ukulele) Naomi Head (vocals and guitar), Becky Lee (vocals), Rachel Lee (vocals and ukulele), Alex Richards (vocals, guitar and keys), Bob Harwood-Stamper (bass) and Vaughan Rance (percussion).
Fleetwood Mac, The Staves and Mountain Man, First Aid Kit.