MS: When did Midnight form?
TA: We formed about three years ago.
MS: Are there any musicians that stand out as an inspiration for
TA: As a kid definitely Michael Jackson and as I grew up I started
getting into No Doubt, and late 90s early 00s pop acts, today I listen
to a lot of Nirvana, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury.
MS: What the coolest thing about being in a group?
TA: I feel secure, safe, these guys are my four brothers, we're all
so different, we all share our own strengths and weaknesses, we are
constantly learning from each other.
MS: What sets Midnight Red apart from other groups?
TA: What sets Midnight Red apart from other groups is that we are
not uniformed, we all share individualism, we are performance driven,
we dance a lot and we are so compassionate.
MS: What's the one thing your fans don't know about you?
TA: On my 19th birthday I went back to my hometown, Arlington, TX
and went skinny dipping at the community college swimming pool, coincidentally
that was almost where I did all the competitive swimming practice
when I was in high school.
MS: Are there any musicians you guys would love to collaborate with?
TA: Two. Rihanna, shes just really cool, and Susan Boyle. I'm her
biggest fan “Loyal Boyle” I made that up, so no one can
MS: How How was the tour with New Kids on The Block?
TA: Its really been incredible. Its so cool to learn from them. Its
been such a crazy experience, just surreal.
MS: How did you guys hook up RedOne?
TA: We actually met him through our entertainment lawyer Peter Lopez,
who has since passed away. In our initial meeting, we actually “took
it the streets” gathered a nice crowd and performed for him
and Interscope. He's actually the ecutive producer of our album, hes
amazing, and just a wonderful mentor to us.
MS: How was the process for recording your EP?
TA: We recorded at Henson Studios in LA, it was really effortless.
The best part was the fact that we got to order all kinds of fun!
We had such a great time!
MS: What was the best venue on the tour?
TA: Tulsa, Oklahoma at the BOK Center, some of my friends from back
home were in the crowd, and it kinda reminds me of home.
MS: Do you have a favorite home cooked meal?
TA: My moms lamb & rice.
MS: Do you have any advice for up & coming groups?
TA: Yes, I do. Be relentless, be persistent, be your own biggest fan,
no matter what, keep going!
MS: Describe yourself in three words.
TA: Enigmatic. Eccentric. Rock & Roll.
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