The Captain Midnight Band creates “Water Bed Rock & Roll” for the mind, booty, and soul. Crunchy Rock Guitar, Soaring Vocal Harmonies, and thick R&B grooves create a sonic landscape for the band’s suggestive, Sci-Fi imagery and improvisational interplay.
Formed in New Orleans in 2003, The Captain Midnight Band stays true to the Crescent City’s celebratory heritage, turning every show into a sweating, throbbing event, interspersed with humor, eroticism, and epic jams.
Wearing their influences on their collective sleeve while maintaining an original sound, style, and image are a cornerstone of the group’s philosophy. A tip of the hat to their heroes is evident not only musically, but conceptually, combining stellar musicality with brilliant poetry, and plenty of eye-candy.
Flattering comparisons to genre-defying acts such as P-Funk, Frank Zappa, and Ween are evident in the relationship between band and audience. Striking visuals and an ever-changing setlist keep fans coming back for more.
The core line-up of Captain Midnight (Guitar, Vocals) Andy Leab (Bass, Vocals) Little Mike (Drums, Vocals), Lil Rae Rae (Keys, Vocals) is often augmented with guests ranging from percussionists to full horn sections, depending on where and when the band happens to be playing.
Midnight’s style has infiltrated a variety of musical realms. Bob Weir, Merl Saunders, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Cornmeal, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Cypress Hill, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, George McConnell, Emmitt-Nershi Band, New Mastersounds, Lord T & Eloise, and The 2 Live Crew are just a few musical entities Midnight has either shared the stage or bills with.
Major influences include The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, Funkadelic, George Lucas, KISS, Boz Scaggs, Little Feat, Joe Walsh, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, and Richard Pryor.
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