With over one-hundred years of combined band experience between them, Ricky Morton, Mike Hilario, Mike Worley, and Matt Wallin came together early in 2017 to form Lynchburg’s hottest new Blues and Rock band!
They are all former members of Lynchburg bands like Poorhouse Road, Wysteria, and Range of Motion. When those bands ran their courses, or when bandmates left to pursue other things, these four men were not about to be left high and dry. No one was ready to stop playing music. All of them had been playing since they were children. Already aware of one another from Lynchburg’s entertainment scene, these guys decided to come together and play music that was fun and exciting!
Midnight Express Band, however, is by no means a collection of leftovers! It was kismet that put them in a position to form this band - the best of all the rest, coming together! With a renewed energy, as well as a love for Rock and Blues, this band sounds great! With guitar, bass, and drums backing up a killer harmonica, Midnight Express Band covers such greats as Muddy Waters, Pearl Jam, ZZ Top, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Joe Cocker, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, and more! But, say the band, they like finding the obscure material. Everyone has heard the hits. They like spotlighting the lesser-known, yet just-as-awesome music created by these industry legends, then adding their own unique sounds to really provide an original experience. And they’re just getting started.
Though they are currently a cover band, these boys plan to start writing and recording original bluesy-rock material very soon.
They love playing at breweries because the people really appreciate music. Plus, they say, the beer is always good! They want to become more active on that scene, and would also love to start playing at regional festivals. “Anywhere there is a crowd that appreciates what we do.”
For more information, to hear music, watch videos, or to book the band, you can visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/midnightexpressbandlynchburg.
Check out their sounds on ReverbNation at www.reverbnation.com/midnightexpressband
Appalachian Hub Magazine would also like to congratulate Philippines-born guitarist/vocalist, Mike
Hilario, for recently becoming an American citizen!
Appalchian Hub Magazine would also like to congratulate Philippines-born guitarist/vocalist, Mike Hilario, for recently becoming an American citizen!