The Midnight Players are an R&B and Old School band based in Sacramento, Ca. Originally formed in 1977, founding members Rudy Betancourt (Saxophones), Manuel Cervin (Bass Guitar), Michael Sellars (Keyboards) and Will Wong (Lead Guitar) remain intact as the group to this day continues to blast the R&B, old school and funk to audiences that love to party to the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s dance grove. Established as a household name in the Sacramento music scene – the Midnight Players have been attracting audiences to every kind of event and celebration imaginable, from opening for heavy hitting acts like WAR, The S.O.S. Band, Midnight Star, Tierra, Brenton Wood, The Bar Kays, Dazz Band, Club Nouveau, Zapp, Heatwave, Rose Royce, Lakeside, and many others, to entertaining guests at concerts, weddings and birthday parties. The Midnight Players continue to hit the stage today with old school hits from artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Toni Tone Toney, Chaka Khan, Carl Carlton, Slave, Madonna, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Kool & the Gang, Evelyn “Champagne” King, War, The Gap Band, Chic,…. and many more.Equipped with a solid fan base, and over 30 years of tradition – The Midnight Players are a proven business force that can lift any audience off their seats and rock the house with an explosion of memorable dance grooves.
Armed with a complement of rock solid singers and musicians The Midnight Players have managed to approach the soulful sounds of R&B at a level that only the original artists themselves have been so successful at recording and performing. The dynamic voices of Lead Singers Melissa Corona and Adam Aldama aka Sizzle skillfully bring out the extraordinary talents of Lead/Rhythm guitarist Will Wong, keyboardist Michael Sellars, bassist Manuel Cervin, saxophonist Rudy Betancourt, drummer Philip Mitchell and percussionist Bobby Rodriguez and keyboardist Adrian Ballesteros to form a chemistry almost unheard of. Business owners across the region continue to utilize the Midnight Players as a method of boosting sales, reputation and entertainment value for their clientele. Our continuous demand demonstrates why business owners enjoy return customers, and continuous growth to their long term business strategies. The Midnight Players mission is to give both public and private organizations a way of uniting communities to gather and celebrate life through the gift of music. Plan your next special event to include the Midnight Players as one of the most memorable and entertaining additions to your special evening.
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