With a swagger and sound that follows in the footsteps of bands like Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses, and a punk edge reminiscent of the New York Dolls, Crash Midnight is a modern day hard rock band with old school rock and roll sensibilities. It should come as no surprise with these kind of influences that the band’s first single – “151” (an homage to the notoriously strong rum) – is a high-energy, party rocker that makes you want to slam down shots, bang your head and bounce to the infectious groove.
Born out of a late-night car wreck on the streets of Boston, Shaun Soho (vocals), his brother Bo (bass) and Alex Donaldson (lead guitar) formed Crash Midnight with the intention of carrying the rock and roll torch – that was set ablaze in the 1970s by fellow Bostonians, Aerosmith – into today’s hard rock scene. Although the band’s sound pays deference to rock legends of yesteryear, they fit in well with current “dirty” rock and roll bands like Buckcherry and Charm City Devils (to name a few).
If you are a fan of timeless rock and roll, do yourself a favor, give “151” a “shot,” and keep Crash Midnight on your radar. You will definitely be seeing more from this band in the coming weeks on Hard Rock Daddy.