Midnight Hour Band - North Sound

Band Members

Band Members
Shirel - Vocals
Mark Rainey - Drums
Dave Townsend - Vocals, Keyboard
Nick Ostrye - Guitar
Steve Marshall - Bass

Press Kit

We are not interested in mimicking the blues R&B and rock classics or their artists. On the contrary, midnight hour is all about finding the creative core of each piece than incorporating the talents of all six band members to give it a special twist.” - Nick Ostrye

— Washington Blues Society: Bluesletter, February 2022

Sample Music

Song Sampler

Ain’t No Sunshine 
Baker Street 
Ball and Chain 
Boogie Man Boogie 
Chain of Fools 
China Grove 
Gimme Some Lovin’ 
Heat Wave 
Me and Bobby McGee 
New Orleans 
Proud Mary 
Sultans of Swing 
Turn the Page 
Unchain My Heart 
Wild Nights 
Your Mama Don’t Dance

Representative Artists

The Band 
Mitch Ryder 
Bob Seger 
Otis Redding 
Irma Thomas 
Spencer Davis 
Janis Joplin 
Tina Turner 
The Eagles 
Dusty Springfield 
Gerry Rafferty 
Dire Straits 
‘Commander Cody’ 
Ben E. King 
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 
Grateful Dead 
Doobie Brothers 
Joe Cocker 
Loggins & Messina 
Norah Jones 
Wilson Pickett 
Martha and the Vandellas 
Aretha Franklin


"Midnight Hour is an amazing band! With Shirel’s channeling of Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, or Linda Ronstadt, to the sultry sounds of the sax, the mind-blowing lead guitar, the soul-moving keys, and the driving drums and bass, Midnight Hour never fails to draw a crowd and get people up on their feet! From their performances of the blues, R&B, and classic rock, they engage the crowd and really deliver!" 

--Frank Sandoval, owner, SnoTown Brewery  (Snohomish)

Sample Video


Bluesletter, February 2022 Feature on Midnight Hour, Page 12 2.8 MB