Friday July 13, 2012
Upcoming pop group Midnight Red are gaining steam off the strength of their new video for their debut single, "Hell Yeah," (available now on iTunes). As a result, an unofficial video for the song on Youtube is garnering tons of views, featuring professional, choreographed dance moves by fans of the group. Check out the "(Un)Official" clip, here.
In a recent feature, ArtistDirect.com said that Midnight Red "ignite pop with an infectious and incendiary party anthem. Instantly unforgettable and undeniably uncontainable." Upcoming performances include July 20th at Knotts Berry Farm and the STOMP Out Bullying Teen Choice Awards pre-party on July 21st at Avalon in LA.
To learn more about Midnight Red, check out their new "Day In The Life" video diary (as well as the hilarious "Pie Wars With Midnight Red"), and visit their official site at midnightred.com. Keep an eye out for their debut album, coming soon on Interscope Records.
Midnight Red is:
Joey Diggs Jr., 22, from Los Angeles, CA, who says his father, a singer who is best known as the voice behind Coca-Cola’s “Always” campaign jingle, taught him everything he knows. Says Joey; “I’m ready to show the world what it means to chase a dream and work hard to make that dream become reality.”
Thomas Augusto, 21, from Arlington, TX, was called the “little entertainer” because “my parents could never shut me up,” he says. A fan of Beyonce, Radiohead, and No Doubt, Thomas has spent years dreaming about being on a huge stage doing what he loves to do. “There were always pyrotechnics in my daydreams, so I know I am on the right track!” he says.
Eric Secharia, 20, from Burbank, CA, describes himself as a “hipster” whom you’ll never catch not smiling. Eric, who has been singing since age 6, and dancing since age 12, plays guitar and cites Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson as his main musical influences. “They are two people who truly stood out as performers that mastered their craft and used it to change the world,” he says.
Colton Rudloff, 23, from Buffalo, NY, was selected as Midnight Red’s fifth member after being discovered through videos he had posted on YouTube. A huge fan of American Idol, Colton credits the show for exposing him to many different genres of music. “I lean toward artists who have a passion for pure singing,” he says. “There’s no need for all the smoke and mirrors if you have a great voice.”
Anthony Ladao, 20, from Seattle, WA, is the “baby” of the group, and has been dancing since the age of 6 and singing since the age of 12. Seeing Usher perform at the MTV Video Music Awards first sparked his interest in dance and “from there it became my passion,” he says.
Midnight Red was formed in 2009 through the efforts of veteran A&R executive, and Kings of LA label founder, Pete Farmer and super producer RedOne, who brought the group to Interscope Records.