I’m going to be honest, I had never heard of Midnight Red before today. The self-proclaimed regular guys have a short-lived reality show and Menudo to thank for bringing them together.
In 2007, Thomas Augusto and Eric Secharia met while auditioning for Making Menudo, a mere blip on the radar of ’00s MTV reality programming. They didn’t make it through the competition, but decided after the experience to join forces and start their own band, along with friend Anthony Ladao. Secheria’s mom then discovered future member Colton Rudloff on YouTube and convinced him to audition for the group via Facebook. Shortly after, their producer introduced them to Joey Diggs, Jr. and the quintet became what is now known as Midnight Red.
The guys, seen here yesterday (October 16, 2013), were enjoying a day at the beach in Miami, Florida.
The band is working with producer Red One. “We can’t believe we’re working with him and 2101 Records, along with Capitol. RedOne is responsible for so many hits right now – Lady Gaga, Pitbull, just to name a few,” said Diggs, while allowing that theirs was an equally eclectic musical mix. “With Midnight Red, there’s a little something for everybody. ‘Take Me Home’ is the lead single, but people can expect different funky sounds as well as some nice ballads. There’s a whole array of music coming from us because we can do anything.”
Check out the official video for their first single “Take Me Home”, and launch the gallery for more pics of the guys having fun in Miami.