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!!!