with Anthony Ladao from Midnight Red
Aug 23, 2012
Suite101 catches up with
Anthony Ladao from the pop group Midnight Red, where he talks about
their upcoming concert at Gramercy Theatre in New York City.
On Thursday, August 23, 2012, Suite101 catches up via phone with Anthony
Ladao, a member of the pop boy band Midnight Red. At 19 years old,
Anthony is the youngest member of the band and he credits Usher as
the main reason that he is doing music today. "I think it is
such a cool thing that our music has had an impact on so many people's
lives and that brings a smile to my face. All that I ever really wanted
to do with my life is to share my love for music with people and the
fact that I can do that is truly amazing," he says.
Radio Single: "Hell Yeah"
The pop group is signed to Interscope Records and their lead single,
"Hell Yeah," has elements of Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and LMFAO
in it. "We really believe in this song and we are trying to push
it to radio," he says.
It was produced by RedOne,
who has worked with such mega-stars as Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias,
Jennifer Lopez, among many others. "When we first met him he
embraced us and respected our music. He is very family-oriented and
he made the environment comfortable to record," Anthony says.
Upcoming Show at Gramercy Theatre in New York
On Friday, September 21, 2012, Midnight Red is expected to perform
a headlining concert at Gramercy Theatre in New York City. "It's
going to be one of our biggest shows yet," he says. "I have
never been there so I am excited to go to new venues. There will be
lights, choreography and it will be a full-length production. We will
be giving things away and this is going to be one of our greatest
moments. It'll be a high energy show and it should be really fun."
Covering Shai's "If I Ever Fall in Love"
In August of 2012, they covered an R&B classic tune "If I
Ever Fall in Love" by Shai. "It has been covered by almost
every group and we really wanted to take that song and make it our
own. We wanted to show people that we want to go for that No. 1 spot.
Not only do we dance and perform, but we really go sing," he
Other noteworthy covers of theirs include One Direction's "What
Makes You Beautiful" and 'N Sync's "This I Promise You,"
which they perform in two languages: English and Spanish. "We
really respect all of the boy bands that are out there such as The
Wanted and One Direction so we paid tribute to them by covering their
songs," he says.
In his spare time, Anthony enjoys playing golf due to its relaxing
nature, as well as skateboarding and playing basketball. Although
he and his fellow band members do not have any personal trainers,
they rely on each other for staying fit. "I contact the other
guys and we hit the gym and we all keep each other motivated,"
he says. "We keep a good diet too even though it is sometimes
hard, especially when we are out on the road."
For more information on Midnight Red, their music and their upcoming
shows, check out their official website.