The Midnights is a seven-piece live group that plays all-original New Zealand soul roots reggae.
Having formed in March 2002, The Midnights pride themselves on their original material and approach. While the music includes a wide and varied range of reggae styles, spanning the music's precursor, ska, to the later styles such as rock steady and the slower roots reggae, The Midnights' sound also draws from a diverse range of other musical styles such as blues, soul and New Zealand's own musical history to help their music grow into something truly one-of-a-kind.
All solid musicians, they continue to capture a truly unique Aotearoa soul reggae sound. A steady following has developed that continues to spread across the country from their base in Grey Lynn, Auckland.
While The Midnights' influences are many, the group is unified in its intention to develop and present to the public music that is fresh, original in lyric and sound and that does nothing less than engage New Zealand with its own culture and potential.