HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Blue Midnight is a “Dream Metal” band based out of Los Angeles, CA, founded by lead singer/songwriter, Justine. Justine has always loved traditional rock music, but when she formed Blue Midnight, she wanted to create a band that featured both heavy elements and light/classical/orchestral elements. She wanted to combine the two sounds in a new way that was fresh, different, and emotional. She describes Blue Midnight’s style as “Dream Metal” because the music includes heavy distorted guitar, intense bass and hard-hitting drums while also featuring the contrasting sounds of light, ethereal, and operatic vocals with a dramatic string section. The band seeks to transport its live audience to a dream-like state of mind as fans enjoy this unique blend of sound.
The Band members include Justine (lead vocals), Todd McCool (rhythm guitar), Mike Hill (bass), Matt Hornbeck (lead guitar), Edgar Sandoval (violin) and David Allen (drums).
The band’s influences are: Dream Theater, Nightwish, Evanescence, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Epica, Flyleaf, Paramore, Within Temptation, Muse, Kate Bush, Bjork, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Queen, Breaking Benjamin, Iron Maiden, Alanis Morrisette, Incubus, Pantera, Danny Elfman, Mozart, Beethoven, In This Moment, Heart, and Kerli.
WHAT THE BAND IS CURRENTLY DOING
Currently Blue Midnight has released their debut album Eternal Wish, and they have been performing and playing live shows for a year. Their Instagram has 10,000 followers now. Blue Midnight’s single “Nightshade” received 14,000 views on YouTube. The band has opened for world famous acts such as OTEP, Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction, and Saving Abel. Blue Midnight is playing live shows around Los Angeles and opening for Anvil, Lita Ford, and Quiet Riot.
Blue Midnight is writing new material that they plan to release. There are plans for a music video to be made for Nightshade.