This is no ordinary cover band.
Midnight Ride was formed in November, 2009 and has rocked over 400 shows across 11 different counties since. This is a 4-piece Rock/Top 40 cover band that will leave you begging for more. Each talented member has years of stage experience. Drummer Scott and Bassist/Vocalist Shawn keep the Midnight Ride engine running strong and groovy, while Guitarist Joel unleashes beefy chords and tasty solos. If that wasn’t enough, we add in the powerful and versatile lead vocalist, Melanie showing off her powerful 4 octave range and commanding the crowd with her soulful vocals and high energy.
With this band you get top notch musicianship, sweet harmonies, memorable tunes, and most importantly these musicians play to entertain and make sure all in attendance has a great time. We play everything from clubs and casinos to private parties and large concerts Don’t miss out on hiring Midnight Ride today! Contact us for our reasonable rates or any questions.Rock On!
Bass & Lead Vocals
Shawn grew up listening to the most fantastic rock music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. His dad is a very good singer and helped shape Shawn’s musical upbringing. He picked up guitar at age 17 and earned an associates degree in music from Ventura College. Shawn has been performing in rock cover bands across California since 1999. Shawn formed Midnight Ride in November 2009 with the goal of providing a fantastic rock show where people can 1) have a great time, 2) dance the night away, and 3) be left begging for more. Shawn is the high flying bassist/vocalist and Music Director for Midnight Ride and plays a Fender American Precision and Hamer 5-string basses.
When asked why Midnight Ride stands out from the competition, his response was “Our collective stage experience and musical talent is evident each time we hit the stage, no matter if there is 5 people in attendance or 5,000. We always put on an entertaining and high-flying show that fully rocks audiences all across California!”.
Lead Guitar & Vocals
Joel is a Los Angeles based guitarist and singer-songwriter. He grew up overseas in Hong Kong, and relocated to Los Angeles to study at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood in 2009, and to begin his career in the music industry. For the past 5 years he has performed at countless major performance venues around Southern California, performing with local music acts, musicals, weddings, and other productions. Joel loves playing all the great music that Midnight Ride plays regularly, and he hope his playing gets you on your feet dancing!
Drums & Percussion
Drummer, Percussionist And Music Educator Scott Gettlin Is A Highly Trained Musician And Teacher In The Los Angeles Area. Scott Graduated From The Prestigious College-Conservatory Of Music At The University Of Cincinnati.
Graduating As Magnum Cum Laude From CCM's Rigorous Double Degree Program Of Percussion Performance And Music Education, He Received The Presser Scholarship For His Exemplary Teaching Skills As Well As A Talent-Based Scholarship For His Performing Abilities.
Scott's Performance And Recording Experience Includes A Multitude Of Different Genres And Settings, From Rock Bands To Jazz Ensembles, Orchestras To Symphonic Bands And Opera To Musical Theatre. Through His Extensive Training And Performance Experience, Scott Has Developed A Wide Skill Set To Perform The Vast Number Of Genres That Make Up The Modern Music Scene.
Scott Currently Studies With Mark Schulman, Drummer For P!NK, Cher, Billy Idol And Many Others, And Also Takes Coaching From The Pedagogic Drumming Master, Bruce Becker.
Lead Vocals & Percussion
Melanie is a 25 year old multi-ethnic, multi-talented musician and has been performing since she was only three years old. As a child, her specialty was winning the hearts of game day patrons as she sang the national anthem for several sporting events and International Toast Master conferences. Melanie was a soloist in her school choir and added dancing into her repertoire throughout high school and college. She performed with several well known cover bands in LA, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.
Melanie took her talents to Nashville, TN and played as a solo act amongst the greatest singer/songwriters in the music industry. She recently moved back to her hometown in Southern California and continues to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter/musician. Melanie is not limited to singing any specific genre. Her versatility has made her an enjoyable performer.
...This year we moved the band to the Main Stage of our popular Pasadena Chalk Festival event which draws a record-setting crowd of over 60,000 guests per day. Midnight Ride is definitely one of the delights that our guests experience at the festival. Their high energy performance and music versatility keep the diverse crowd rocking!
The City of Rancho Cucamonga's Community Services Department truly enjoyed having Midnight Ride perform the kick off to our 2013 Summer Concerts in the Park Series. With an increasingly challenged budget ... Midnight Ride was well worth booking and a great fit to fill our country music genre slot.