About Us



 The idea was conceived in 2016, songs were written and recording eventually  started in summer 2017. By the beginning 0f 2018 a 5 song demo was finished up then showcased and very well received at The Casbah in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

 The "masked hombre" is singer/songwriter Allen  Helsdon. He says " my inspiration for the lyrical content and flowing melodies of our songs come from a number of trips to Mexico experiencing the joy of mariachi first hand. I'm a storyteller...mariachi is storytelling...it just fits! Of course... I also have a love of Clint Eastwood westerns and tequila!! ".

     The band took a hiatus in the later part of 2018, member changes were made and in 2019,  Midnight Hombres have finally started playing regularly and are ready to add some spice & variety to any  festival or event! 

      The most notable addition is Latin Jazz guitarist Eddie Paton who's resume includes Sultans of String and Robert Michaels  to name just a couple. .  Eddie has recently released his instrumental  solo album "Solis"   and receives regular airplay on CBC radio. https://eddiepaton.com/music  

 He joins former band mate  vocalist Allen Helsdon, bassist Steve MacAndrew, drummer Donny Ivanco and trumpeter Jordan Tunney to form this unique band of amigos!!!