Testimonials about the Midnights

Read what our wonderful clients have said about us...

We have played for thousands of people and hundreds of clients. This page features a selection of just a few of the many testimonials we have received. As time goes on, we will be adding more testimonials so check back often!

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria

To you and your fabulous team of musicians, I on behalf of Boys & Girls Club and our Mad Hatter’s Ball Organizing Committee extend our heartfelt thanks for helping to make our 3rd annual Mad Hatter’s Ball an evening to remember!

Our guests have been raving about The Midnights and the common comment throughout the night was “Aren’t The Midnights fabulous?”

Everyone had a fantastic time and left the event wanting more and said they would be counting the days until next year’s event! The Midnights were stellar!

The power of a team to create something amazing is a wondrous thing and together we all did just that!

Thanks so much Eric for keeping the dance floor hopping. We even had the wedding party across the hall join in the fun because the Mad Hatter’s Ball “was way more fun than the wedding”. Well done!

Sue Hobler
Manager, Corporate Engagement & Volunteerism
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Victoria

Lorna's 70th Birthday Party

Dear Eric, Midnights and Vic High R and B Band,

After your incredible show at my son's wedding I knew that I wanted your band and THAT music at a party for me! And when #70 rolled around I just knew it was the time. A perfect venue at the RVYC, old school traditional R and B from Stax, Muscle Shoals and Motown and a multi generation cross country guest list...It was my dream come true. The packed dance floor, including a turn ON the Floor during the Isley Bros SHOUT... the music was sensational and inspiring and so moving. An electrifying show.

I am a great admirer of the Vic High R and B band programme and was SO happy to have some students in the show. As my nephew wrote from New York...it was like out of The Commitments, seeing young performers developing their art in a mentored group, connecting them to a storied history of music, and letting them see what could be in their future...in the words of that movie..." it's Poetry".

I wish you all the very best in 2018 and look forward to coming to more shows.

Warmest regards,


Victoria Masquerade Ball

Every year we use the Midnights at our Masquerade Ball. Their huge ensemble has the room rocking from the time they start until the Empress kicks us all out! They are awesome with the crowd, know how to read the flow of the room and keep it going, and are a true pleasure to work with. They have a wide selection of music and we get nothing but compliments from our guests.

Eric's mentorship of taking the students and doing the work he does with them, through The Midnights, makes them completely un-removable as our event entertainment - for years to come!

Derek & Julie Sanderson
Philanthropists & Chairs of the Masquerade Ball

Private Wedding Client


I just loved having the band at the wedding reception. It was totally everything I had wished for. I had to remind myself in the last 6 months to sound excited about the actual wedding because I usually went directly to raving about the band. AND I hadn't exaggerated anything! Everyone was thrilled, so many dancers, all ages...no surprise to me but it is a relief when the reaction is so terrific. And Hanna's family was asking somewhat plaintively if the band could play at the Sault Ste. Marie reception!

Heard a wonderful NPR interview with Buddy Guy about keeping Blues alive. And I thought about that when I was listening to the Midnights and the kids with you. Your programme is certainly doing that for R and B both performing, educating and training artists.

Thank you for the wonderful show. And for including Hanna, which turned into a show stopping number. She did perform when we went on the Blues Cruise but this was way over the top. Just loved it.

I look forward to hearing your group and the students lots more.

Warm regards,

Private Wedding Client

Hi Eric,

I just thought I'd let you know the band was absolutely great. The girls were beautiful, it was like a Las Vegas show!

Everyone raved about them.

Thanks again for everything - I hope to see you soon!


Gyro Club of Victoria

I just wanted to touch base with you again and thank you and your group for such a great evening this past Saturday at Uplands. The general consensus is not only was the entire conference a success, but Saturday was pretty much "over the top" of which you and your band made it such a success.

I don’t recall ever being at an event where there were so many couples on the dance floor and so many others just enjoying the performance. You should be very proud of your group and on behalf of the entire Victoria Gyro Club you made it what it was on Saturday evening. Again, thanks to you and the band and I really hope we get to work with you again in the not too distant future.

Darryl Owens
Gyro Club of Victoria

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

"The Midnights are total entertainment! A feast for the eyes, ears and soul. An instant crowd pleaser."

Michelle Le Sage
Hotel Manager
Oak Bay Beach Hotel

RBC Dominion Securities

For our 2012 corporate Christmas Party, we wanted an alternative to canned music for the dance portion of our event. Upon recommendation from a staff member, we decided to hire The Midnights as our music feature. We were not disappointed by our choice; they were certainly the highlight of the evening and made our party a memorable one!

The Midnights were perfect for our event, as they not only catered to those that wished to dance, but also to those who wanted to sit and enjoy a great performance. The band was very entertaining and professional, with high energy and a wide variety of music. For the final number, the singers invited some of our more adventurous staff to join them on stage!

The Midnights have become our band of choice for future events, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for live music for an event.

Vasuhi Collins, CFP
Associate and Financial Planner, RBC Dominion Securities

Swiftsure Yacht Race Victoria BC

Hi Eric - Swiftsure received BIG raves about The Midnights performance on Thursday, May 23rd! Racers, sponsors, volunteers - all were thrilled with the music and energy.

So very many thanks for accepting the opportunity and bringing fabulous energy to Swiftsure 2013. I met some of the parents of the band performers - am I ever glad they came down to listen and hang out for a while. That's exactly the vibe we'd like to attract and hope even more of the ’public’ will drop in for 2014.

Please share with each of the band members how grateful we are to them for bringing a wonderful spark to the evening - I truly can’t imagine a better group for Swiftsure. Your sound guy was everything you’d led me to hope - I know it makes all the difference to have this working well.

I do hope we can arrange to have you back for 2014!

Charlotte Gann
Swiftsure Sponsorship Relations


"As you could tell, from the first beat of the drum, our guests were ready to have fun and dance the night away! it was wonderful to see so many people dancing and enjoying the sights and sounds of The Midnights. Our guests were still talking about it the next morning at breakfast - particularly the four fellows who sang with your vocalists!"

"Thank you for your generosity of spirit and for helping to make our national conference a success."

View the recommendation letter

Public Show at the Victoria Event Centre

My wife an I were at the fundraiser concert Thursday night at the Vic. Events Center and were absolutely blown away! Fairly new to Victoria, (June ’12) we have never heard about the Midnights and only because of the small blurb in the paper about this event we thought "let’s have a look".

The musicianship, the professional performance, the $50 ticket value for 10 bucks was simply phenomenal! As "old folks", we grew up with much of the music and enjoyed the non-stop blast tremendously. I’ve seen the ad that you’ll be performing at Swiftshure.....we’ll there to boogie!

Best wishes,
George and Jo-Ann Zador

Cops for Cancer at Reynolds High School

"The Midnights R&B Band brought tremendous excitement and joy to our annual Cops for Cancer fundraiser. They are an incredible show band with energy to burn!!"

Dean Norris-Jones
Cops for Cancer Fund Raising
Reynolds Secondary School
Victoria, BC