LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the massive popularity of acts such as The Jackson 5, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC can attest, people can't resist the simple pleasure of talented young guys singing together – and it doesn't hurt if they're not bad to look at either. Enter Midnight Red, a new group of exciting performers from across the country who are carrying on that legacy by bringing outstanding harmonies and electrifying dance moves to the pop landscape.
The buzz on Midnight Red was so strong that they were selected as the opening act for the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys co-headlining tour last Summer based on the strength of their digital EP One Club At A Time on 2101 Records/Kings of L.A. Entertainment/Interscope Records. After wowing audiences across America while on tour with NKOTBSB, as well as their own club dates, the guys are now gearing up for the national launch of their first single, "Hell Yeah" from their forthcoming full-length CD release.
"Hell Yeah," produced by acclaimed hit maker RedOne (Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Nicki Minaj) is an up-in-your-face electronic splash of pop with a driving club beat that will get you out on the dance floor. Arjanwrites.com says "Hell Yeah!" is a hit-savvy tune by a promising new pop act that is, quite frankly, too irresistible to be denied."
"Hell Yeah" is available on iTunes and all other digital outlets today, June 19. Click HERE to listen to "Hell Yeah"
The video for "Hell Yeah" is a feel good romp that follows Joey, Thomas, Eric, Colton and Anthony as they party with their friends at a funky pink motel. "Hell Yeah" was directed by uber hot Declan Whitebloom (Taylor Swift, One Direction) and debut's TODAY on Vevo and everywhere.
"This video captures the essence of what Midnight Red stands for: 5 different guys who share a love for music and have a fun time doing so. The plan is to infect the world with our talents, bringing 'feel good music' back into the lives of many." Midnight Red
Click HERE to view the video for "Hell Yeah."
While it seems everyone is talking about the recent British Invasion - take note of the recent popularity of One Direction and The Wanted - RedOne unleashes the USA's best kept secret with Midnight Red's "Hell Yeah." The group also stands out by bringing a surplus of solid dance tracks to their live shows. No matter where they perform, it's always their goal to make people want to get up and feel the beat, as evidenced by the amazing reception the group received at Universal City Walk last month.
Click here to view the footage of the guys performing "Hell Yeah" at Universal City Walk:
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.
SOURCE Interscope Records