The Midway is a Rock/Alternative band from Santa Monica, CA. Drawing from influences like Green Day, The Killers, and Blink 182, the band forms their own unique, catchy sound that is creating a buzz in Los Angeles. The Midway recently released a three- song teaser called “Late Nights Early Mornings” that is available on iTunes and Spotify. The band is currently filling up the summer with show dates, so stay tuned!
What led you to pursue a career in music? Our desire to pursue music comes from us wanting to give people an avenue to escape to and relate to. We want to be able to give to fans what our favorite bands have given to us: songs that remind us of a certain feeling or emotion. Songs that define our lives. We want to change people’s lives and inspire them.
What experiences or life events have shaped your music? Individually, we have all been through serious ups and downs. We have all experienced loss, change, and love. We have all come a long way personally, and have each had to overcome certain obstacles. This is where our content comes from. We never give up on anything, and we consider ourselves pretty resilient. We hope our fans can relate to that as well.
Who or what influences you to write and perform? We are influenced mainly by the possibility of inspiring people. We want to make a difference in people’s lives in some way. Musically, our influences range from Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, and Green Day, to Matchbox 20, The Killers, and of course, The Beatles. Our iTunes libraries are pretty random, to be honest, but we pull ideas from everywhere to make it work!
What are some of the most exciting live performances you’ve been a part of? We played a really awesome show at The Mint in Hollywood, CA. The place was packed, and everyone was really into our set. Mike has also done some very intimate acoustic performances around LA that are always fun.
What is in store for you for the rest of 2015? We released our EP “Late Nights Early Mornings” on iTunes and Spotify, so we have been promoting that. We are also busy booking shows, so we are hoping for a summer full of live stuff as well!