Midnight Red Want To Be America's Official Boy Band
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 soon went from rehearsing in a garage to recording in one of the many studios owned by producer and frequent Lady Gaga collaborator, RedOne.
"We've come so far as a group. We started off in a garage, hot, cold, practicing and rehearsing every day just with a dream," Diggs Jr said. "Now that we're here actually living it out, we just want to have a chance to prove to everyone our talents."
The group recalls the second night of their tour opening for Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block in 2011. They were shocked to hear the crowd singing the lyrics to their songs.
"We were so new at that moment and at our second show we heard people singing our songs and to our nature, we were the only people who knew them," Rudloff admitted.
The band's latest single, "Take Me Home," just hit radio; they said the moment RedOne played it, they knew they needed to record it for their forthcoming full-length debut (release date TBD). more on this story
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