Midnight Rhythm Combo
The band plays original material that is rooted in Blues but also stretch out into a variety of sounds and grooves associated with Funk, Rock, Jazz, and Latin. No doubt the group likes to keep the sound diverse and interesting. The band members learned their trade in years of performing with different bands and session musicians in the United States and Europe. At the heart of the band is it's solid rhythm section with Jamie Dalton (drums) and Mark Sobus (bass). These two combined lay down the foundation for the extraordinary guitar work of Jake Dreier and the soulful vocals and lyrics of Juliette Michaele. The 'icing' on the cake is delivered by Steve Lindeman's tasteful organ & piano chops. 'Music has to move your body and soul'. 'The essence of your sound needs to come from your heart'. -- Jake Dreier (Guitar/Vocals) Influential guitar players in Jake's life: Michael van Merwyk, Ronnie Earl, Rick Welter. Gibson ES-135H, Bogner Shiva. 'Expression through music is my passion'. 'Every lyric I sing, I feel in my soul'. -- Juliette Michaele (Lead Vocals/Lyricist) gets inspiration from: Celine Dion, Bonnie Raitt, Reba McEntyre. 'Playing in the pocket is where it's at' 'Feel the energy that is within the band'. -- Mark Sobus (bass) would like to thank: Billy Sheehan, Steve Harris, Geezer Butler... Gear: Yamaha TRB-JP 6-string, Carvin LB-76 Basses, Fender Basses, Ampeg SVP-Pro, Ampeg SVT-115,210,810 'Music has to be multi dimensional...'--Jamie Dalton (drums) gets his chops from: Max Roach, Ginger Baker, Mitch Mitchell... Gear: DW, Tama Starclassic 'The Blues is an attitude' Steve Lindeman (keyboards), thinks highly of: Ray Manzarek, Greg Allman, Greg Rollie, Horace Silver, Red Garland, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock & Miles Davis.