The Midnight Sons are a Niagara Falls-based Rock Band & Acoustic Duo featuring:
Stephen Rozz – Lead Vocals & Guitars
Jake Murray – Guitars,Vocals & Keyboard
Craig McDorman – Drums & Percussion
Paul Eppler – Bass & Vocals
Formed in 2016 The Midnight Sons are a multi-faceted group, performing original & covers , as well as being an acoustic duo. Stephen & Jake first met in high school, and have been longtime musical collaborators and best friends ever since. With a shared artistic vision , love and passion for all things music, the two are well seasoned performers and entertainers.
In 2006, Stephen relocated to Kamloops,BC. In 2011 he formed and was the frontman & guitarist for Kamloops very own The Blacklisted. The band was met with an enthusiastic and well deserved success. Known for their over the top performances and Stephen’s impromptu acoustic sets, the band experienced a great amount of success and local radio airplay. Although the band went separate ways in 2015 when Stephen relocated to Gabriola Island , you can find many of their awesome original music written by Stephen HERE.
Jake is a jack-of-all-trades artist. He spent his formative musical years playing bass with Stevensville-Based original act Pouring Glass Dreams. The band toured , recorded and had a strong artistic driven pursuit in their approach , which shaped most of Jake’s musical tastes to this day. In more recent years Jake has been the bass player and front man for local cover act Shark Attack 64 , The band played heavily through the Niagara region throughout 2010-2013. Jake also has been recording and playing as a solo act over the years, you can check out his solo EP HERE.
In 2016, Stephen relocated back to Niagara Falls, and almost immediately he and Jake began working on The Midnight Sons. Many years had passed since the two worked together but very little has changed, the same passion for the music remains.
In Early 2017 , Stephan & Jake began working on The Midnight Sons as a full band, writing,rehearsing and auditioning various musicians. The first to join the group was drummer , Craig McDorman. A dedicated and hard working musician, Craig`s distinct drumming style has been crucial to the bands success. He is also a talented recording engineer & producer , pushing Jake & Steph to reach for the best possible performances, working & writing the bands upcoming debut EP.
Shortly thereafter , Paul Eppler came on board as our bassist. Paul has been playing the Niagara scene for over fifteen years both in the indie scene and cover acts. Playing across Ontario, and the Golden Horseshoe area, from small stages , resorts to festivals. His play book draws from a Broad spectrum of genres including R&B, funk, classic rock, top forty and country. He has a strong background in music theory, writing and producing music. Influenced highly by Brit rock, the Beatles, The Who, and Oasis. With the addition of Paul, the band quickly developed the band’s repertoire and finding their unique and fresh sound.
Jake & Stephen have been consistently playing at patios, bars and restaurants across the Niagara Region and GTA, both as an acoustic duo for more intimate settings , and now as a full band , playing shows with cover songs and original music showcases and festivals. Some of the venues the band has played at include : The Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, Kelseys Clifton Hill, Taps Restaurant and Brewery, The Niagara Folks Arts Festival, Sessions On The River. Bull Market, Shorty’s Bar & Grill, BJays Restaurant , Patrick Sheehans, Buried Treasure Cafe, The Warehouse , as well as other events , stag &doe’s , corporate functions, weddings.
The band is available for both acoustic duo gigs or full band shows. We are able to provide our own sound and lighting upon request, as well as quickly accommodate any in-house audio systems.