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The Midnight Hour: Commitments Tribute Show

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

THE MIDNIGHT HOUR is a 5 piece Commitments style show band that will bring you one incredible night of soul music. The live show is dynamic, capturing all the energy to truly recreate the atmosphere and brilliance of the movie, with music such as In the Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Hard to Handle, and Take Me To The River, plus many classic Soul hits.

The band’s captivating, high-energy performances transport audiences back in time as THE MIDNIGHT HOUR blends musicianship, creativity and tradition. Come and see the show as a way to remind yourself what it is like to let the music set you free.

Drawing on some of the best musicians available who have performed for many years with the likes of Powderfinger, James Blundell, Jeff Lang, Angry Anderson, Phil & Tommy Emmanuel, Screaming Jets, Ganga Gang, James Reyne, Ian Moss, Darryl Braithwaite and many more….

Vocals: The first thing noticeable about Jason Kafoa’s performance is that his incredible voice is untouched by the decades of use. He could sing the alphabet and make it soulful, that rich raspy voice just oozes soul. Jason’s ability to hit the roof at will with a note is undiminished and his stagecraft has undoubtedly been honed by his years performing. His capacity to interpret and understand the songs in ways that go well beyond mere homage is clear from the first moments of the set. The other thing noticeable about his performance is his incredible willingness to work for his audience. He and his band leave nothing in the tank.

Drummer Rex Carter began playing when he was just thirteen years old and debuted as a professional musician in a band called WAVES in New Zealand. Rex has performed with a wide range of famous names, including Jeff St John and Rory O’Donoghue, The Round Mountain Girls (RMG), and has recorded 2 albums and 1 EP with RMG; ‘One Step Closer’, ‘Getting There Is Only Half Way Back’ and ‘Cover Girls’. He has also recorded Albums with: Col Meredith (Rooftop Therapy), Devils Kiosk (Stolen), and Out Of Range (Bang). Rex is currently playing with Soul’d, Jason Kafoa and The Black Pearl Band, Out of Range and others.

Guitar: Steve McLeod – relocated to the North Coast 20 years ago to complete a music degree at SCU Lismore. He has performed professionally with many Australian and international acts, such as The Flying Burrito Bros’, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Jeff Lang, Sara Storer, Chain and Phil Manning, and recently with Laura Noble and Jason Kafoa in ‘Soul’d. Steve has also lately been performing with ‘The Well Swung Daddies,’ ‘Jabiru,’ “Jason Kafoa and The Black Pearl’ and a band he has formed with his son Alex McLeod ‘The Juke Joint Way.’

Bass: Matt Bone

Sax: Special Guest Performance


LaVida Cellar, LaVida Bar and Restaurant
178 Keen Street
Lismore, NSW 2480 Australia


LaVida Bar & Restaurant