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About Midnight Raid

Pulling from a breadth of influences, Midnight Raid has created a refreshing original sound for the times we live in. While staying true to the spirit of the reggae genre, the band focuses on offering a number of musical experiences in every song by adding tastes of rock, funk, soul, punk and latin styles. The band’s eclectic sound translates into an exciting live show, and mixed with themes of economic, social, and environmental justice, Midnight Raid is bringing audiences to a higher level of consciousness. Inspired by the unfiltered styles of artists like Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse and John Browns Body, Benjamin Garcia Candelaria (vocals/guitar) wanted to offer a musical outlet for current socio-political disdain and to reflect the diverse culture of his home state of California. To help create the sound that was to become Midnight Raid, they enlisted reggae veteran John Baker, bass player from the band Lucky Dub and environmental activist from Washington D.C. Baker’s aggressive bass lines give MNR a distinctive tone that gets the audience moving. Shortly after, Midnight Raid found Vimalier Reyes-Oritz, a classically trained keyboardist from Puerto Rico. “V,” as he is often called, offers salsa and montuno rhythms and melodies that diversify the band’s sound. The most recent addition to the band is lead guitarist, Lenny Cramer. A Tennessee native, Cramer adds his unique approach of using “sound-scaping” to the voice of Midnight Raid. One can hear dynamic guitar swells underneath the lyrics and colorful leads soaring over the rhythm. Keeping things rock steady is bay area native Justin Estep on the drums and Saxophonist Josh Dunlop adds his instruments beautiful melodic voice to complete Midnight Raid's line up. Together, the group has decades of musical experience, resulting in a band that values professionalism just as much as musicianship, creativity and originality. California Rock Reggae - Straight out of Oakland, CA. Rise Up and Dub Out!
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Genres:
California Rock Reggae, Reggae, Rocksteady
Hometown:
Oakland, California

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About Midnight Raid

Pulling from a breadth of influences, Midnight Raid has created a refreshing original sound for the times we live in. While staying true to the spirit of the reggae genre, the band focuses on offering a number of musical experiences in every song by adding tastes of rock, funk, soul, punk and latin styles. The band’s eclectic sound translates into an exciting live show, and mixed with themes of economic, social, and environmental justice, Midnight Raid is bringing audiences to a higher level of consciousness. Inspired by the unfiltered styles of artists like Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse and John Browns Body, Benjamin Garcia Candelaria (vocals/guitar) wanted to offer a musical outlet for current socio-political disdain and to reflect the diverse culture of his home state of California. To help create the sound that was to become Midnight Raid, they enlisted reggae veteran John Baker, bass player from the band Lucky Dub and environmental activist from Washington D.C. Baker’s aggressive bass lines give MNR a distinctive tone that gets the audience moving. Shortly after, Midnight Raid found Vimalier Reyes-Oritz, a classically trained keyboardist from Puerto Rico. “V,” as he is often called, offers salsa and montuno rhythms and melodies that diversify the band’s sound. The most recent addition to the band is lead guitarist, Lenny Cramer. A Tennessee native, Cramer adds his unique approach of using “sound-scaping” to the voice of Midnight Raid. One can hear dynamic guitar swells underneath the lyrics and colorful leads soaring over the rhythm. Keeping things rock steady is bay area native Justin Estep on the drums and Saxophonist Josh Dunlop adds his instruments beautiful melodic voice to complete Midnight Raid's line up. Together, the group has decades of musical experience, resulting in a band that values professionalism just as much as musicianship, creativity and originality. California Rock Reggae - Straight out of Oakland, CA. Rise Up and Dub Out!
Show More
Genres:
California Rock Reggae, Reggae, Rocksteady
Hometown:
Oakland, California

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