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"AMP - Featured Buzz Band"

Los Angeles, CA - March 15, 2007 - The Los Angeles Times has chosen AMP
as a local band that is "buzz worthy" and "ready" to be signed to a record deal.

For more information, please check out www.myspace.com/aftermidnightproject or
www.purevolume.com/aftermidnightptroject - Los Angeles Times


"Top 20 Signings of 2008"

After Midnight Project
Universal/Motown
A&R Rep: Shep Goodman
After Midnight Project are known for their tightly packed and heavily promoted live shows. An alternative rock band hailing from Los Angeles, CA, they formed in 2004. The Los Angeles Times showcased After Midnight Project numerous times
as a “Buzz Worthy” band, while the
Alternative Press picked them as one
of the “Top Unsigned Bands in the
Nation.” The group has a unique sound mixing several different genres of rock including alternative, pop, nu metal, and industrial. Their soundscape has drawn comparisons to Incubus, Nine Inch Nails
and the Smashing Pumpkins. Their work ethic and strong material led to a deal with Universal/Motown in April 2008.

- Music Connection


"A.Ps Unsigned bands of the month"

THE STORY SO FAR: JAson Evigan was in a slump. It was 2004, and he was in search of a muiscal change from his first band Dillusion who were featured on the Osbourne Family Soundtrack. " I wanted to write with no one telling me, "Thats too weird". The ten or so songs he put togetehr were slicker and more melodic then his previous metal incarnation, and he quickly recruited members for the new project.

WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW 'EM: Aside form a stage show that includes the occasional dismemberment of a G.I Joe or Barbie, the L.A scenesters have discovered a sound that succefully strattles both mainstream pop and legit Post-Hardcore. They've opened for everyone from Ok Go to Apex Theory and there danceable track "Take Me Home" even appears on PREY for Xbox 360. "We're like nothing you've heard before". Says Evigan. "Not Like much of what's being streamlined into your ears".
YOU LIKE? YOU'LL LIKE: My Chemical Romance, Story of the Year, Envy On The Coast - Alternative Press MAgazine


"Keeping Local music Alive"

After Midnight Project
at The Keyclub
By Noele Shannon
Photos by Autumn Shimer
The first time I saw After Midnight Project I was hooked. Fans and media alike have countless accolades to shower upon the band and every one of them are well deserved.
Although shows have been few and far between this clearly had zero affect on the fact this band can DRAW. Another night (and a Thursday at that) proves AMP has a rock solid fan base that comes out to get their groove on and shower the band with love and affection while singing along at the top of their lungs.
Jason Evigan, one of the most dynamic and charismatic front men to hit the local scene in years commands attention with his vocal prowess and insatiable energy. Backed by an equally talented and formidable line up of musicians, After Midnight Project have what it takes to hit it in a big way.
Kicking off the night with the fresh and funky sounds of Wilted it was plain to see the band had picked the perfect opening song. Tight and driving, the melody sunk its teeth into a perfect chorus and had the crowd riled up within moments. A newer tune and a personal favorite, Disconnect, came third in the set list and had me swaying and singing along as others in the audience gave their all for the T.V. cameras on hand filming the event.
Through the Night, Party Dress and the anathematic Take Me Home kept everyone on their toes with hands raised in the air while AMP blazed through the remainder of their 40 min set. Needless to say it all ended with outrageously loud cheers of approval from the crowd and the inevitable chants for an encore bringing AMP back out to play their rendition of Hysteria by Muse.
Bands like AMP keep me perched on the edge of my seat awaiting and anticipating each and every next move in their musical game of chess. To be a pawn in all the action, check the band out live Monday April 17th opening for Metal Skool at the Keyclub.
www.aftermidnightproject.com
After Midnight Project consists of:
Jason Evigan - Guitar, Vocals
Dan Morris - Drums
Tim Carhart - Guitar
TJ Armstrong - Bass
Spencer Bastian - Guitar
Greg Evigan - Keys/Backing Vox
Story by Noele Shannon
Photos by Autumn Shimer
- All Access


"Rockin' Till The Wee Small HOurs"

Finally! A homegrown L.A. band worth staying up late for! True to their provocative name, and driven by the popularity of their self-titled EP, the After Midnight Project has been rockin' into the wee hours for the past few years at Sunset Strip hotspots like The Viper Room, The Roxy and The Whisky. Gearing up for the impending release of their full-length debut Let's Build Something To Break, the fivesome, fronted by lead singer/songwriter Jason Evigan, are performing on three Tuesdays in July (11, 18, 25) at the _Key Club. They've already broken big into two of today's most significant pop culture mediums. First, their very active MySpace page and their four posted tracks have been played over 100,000 times. And now, fans everywhere around the world will be hearing After Midnight Project's song "Take Me Home" as an integral part of the _exciting new video game "Prey" which was shipped to outlets worldwide on July 10th. The song has been chosen by K2 to illustrate the feel of the game and is being used extensively in a promotion video for MTV and by the producer of the Prey-inspired LP Bite Me which is available through www.directsong.com. The track, which is featured on both the EP and the upcoming album, fully embodies the theme of the game Prey. Prey is a highly anticipated video game release and is an M-rated first-person shooter game. The game _casts the player as Tommy, an American Indian garage mechanic who must blast his way through the gooey, half-biological corridors of an alien mother ship in which his grandfather and girlfriend have been kidnapped. Tommy is constantly reminded of his ancient spiritual roots ("Home") as he tries to save them from the alien world and get them back home. When the player "beats the game," "Take Me Home" kicks in as the victory cry. _"It's exciting and ironic to see the song take off like this, especially considering what inspired me to write it," says Evigan, whose band is part of the constantly growing roster at Diversified Entertainment Properties an integrated entertainment marketing company. "I wrote it after the suicide of Elliot Smith, a singer/songwriter _who I count as one of my great influences. It was a difficult time in my life and I found myself looking for comfort anywhere it could be found. It's not really about a physical place, but more of a retreat to a comfort zone where I could find peace." _In addition to Evigan's charismatic presence on guitar and vocals, After Midnight Project includes guitarists Spencer Bastian and Tim Carhart, bassist TJ Armstrong and drummer Dan Morris. Much like Trent Reznor's role in Nine Inch Nails, AMP is driven by Evigan's singular vision as a singer/songwriter. Aside from the influence of Elliot Smith, Evigan relies on a diverse list of inspirational sources for the band's unique mix of blistering rock and soothing melodies, complete with touches of Postal Service-flavored electronica. The first _rock band Evigan ever got into was Metallica, but he also grew up loving Cat Stevens and The Beatles. AMP likes to say its influences go anywhere from "Beatles to Bright Eyes, Stevens to Death Cab, and Tool to Floyd." "Pretty much the four themes I write about are romance, heartbreak, the effort to be a better person and the not so glamorous side of growing up in Hollywood," says Evigan, the son of longtime TV icon Greg Evigan ("BJ _and The Bear," "My Two Dads"), a musician who sometimes plays piano with the band. _"It's a big world with a lot of talented people out there," Evigan adds, "and in Hollywood, there are a lot of Finally! A homegrown L.A. band worth staying up late for! True to their provocative name, and driven by the popularity of their self-titled EP, the After Midnight Project has been rockin' into the wee hours for the past few years at Sunset Strip hotspots like The Viper Room, The Roxy and The Whisky. Gearing up for the impending release of their full-length debut Let's Build Something To Break, the fivesome, fronted by lead singer/songwriter Jason Evigan, are performing on three Tuesdays in July (11, 18, 25) at the Key Club. They've already broken big into two of today's most significant pop culture mediums. First, their very active MySpace page and their four posted tracks have been played over 100,000 times. And now, fans everywhere around the world will be hearing After Midnight Project's song "Take Me Home" as an integral part of the exciting new video game "Prey" which was shipped to outlets worldwide on July 10th. The song has been _chosen by K2 to illustrate the feel of the game and is being used extensively in a promotion video for MTV and by the producer of the Prey-inspired LP Bite Me which is available through www.directsong.com. The track, which is featured on both the EP and the upcoming album, fully embodies the theme of the game _Prey. Prey is a highly anticipated video game release and is an M-rated first-person shooter game. The game casts the player as Tommy, an American Indian garage mech - Local MAgazines


"A.M.P"

In an industry where everyone is trying to break in, whether it be in the form of film, television or music, the people who prove their talent by surpassing the competition are the ones who are destined for success. Determining hot new artists in Hollywood becomes reliant upon having an eye to distinguish who has star potential and staying power. The focus shifts to maintaining a perceptive observation of those who will be able to redefine a genre by emanating a sense of innate ability and renewed passion for the medium.

These days, where everyone is, was, or wants to be in a band, it is difficult to filter through the clutter of “up-and-coming,”and effectively stand above the rest to establish a loyal public following. Fortunately for lovers of music, After Midnight Project (AMP), an all male acoustic rock band that has been on the scene since 2002, has risen to the occasion. With previous shows at venues such as the House of Blues, The Roxy, The Whiskey, Viper Room and most recently the Key Club on Sunset Boulevard, AMP promises fans a high energy performance every time. Not only is AMP capable of creating an intense, progressive sound that audiences can connect with, these guys possess natural stage presence that captivate all who are watching-- not to mention they are easy on the eyes.

Singer, songwriter and producer, Jason Evigan, began exploring various creative avenues for inspiration with a vision to rise above the vast mediocrity he believes is present in the industry. AMP ultimately aspires to tour worldwide, have sold-out shows and continue to keep the music interesting. The band has already accomplished things such as having its music video featured on MTV overdrive, as well as being the striking new sound for Prey, the highly anticipated and well-reviewed XBOX 360 game.

For the skeptics who think this is just another rock-n-roll boy band, keep those ears open because AMP is on the brink of becoming the next big thing. Even when the work pays off, they say it will always be about their love for music, being on stage and rocking out, not the celebrity status that frequently coincides with becoming successful. This is an exciting time to stay on the lookout as I predict favorable odds that AMP is on the verge of taking the music world by storm in the very near future.
- YoungHollywood.com


Discography

2005: "LATE NIGHT DEMOS" 4 tracks
2006: "Take Me Home" Single KROQ is now spinning this one
2006: "SELF TITLED" LP 10 tracks
2007: "The Becoming" EP 5 tracks
2009: "Lets Build Something to Break"

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Bio

AFTER MIDNIGHT PROJECT: THE SAGA CONTINUES

Hollywood has long played host to the dreams of the innocent. Those that
envision their name in lights with thousands of adoring fans dripping with
envy. That dream for most will inevitably become stained with the tears of
shattered hope and lost opportunity. Yet the pilgrimage of the innocent
presses forward. This, in part, is the fuel that drives the After Midnight
Project machinery. Born in the twilight hours in a dusty home studio it
became equal parts talent and tenacity. Having learned the paradox of
Hollywood at a young age, Jason Evigan set out to assemble the mechanism that
would serve as an outlet for the lost, in a town whose streets are seemingly
paved with gold. If you stumble into an alleyway in Hollywood you will
discover the city's heart. If you linger there long enough you will find
the stories in the darkness that After Midnight Project brings to light.

It was a combination of those alleyways and heartache that allowed lead
singer, Jason Evigan, to scribe what would become the foundation for After
Midnight Project when he penned the single "Take Me Home." Eventually
featured in the "Prey" video game, millions of gamers caught the first
glimpse into the musings of a collective spirit pining to speak to the
masses. The words born in Hollywood found their way to the kids who sit
alone at the lunch table in high school and those who wrestle with emotions
that paralyze the psyche. In the music they find mutual ground to assemble
upon. Their journey is no less arduous than that of After Midnight Project
and the band recognized that early on. They discovered a mutual fabric
shared with their fans and created a umbrella of comfort for them to
assemble under.

With Hollywood providing the backdrop, Michigan inserted two more pieces of
the puzzle with the addition of Spencer on guitar and Danny on drums.
Delivered via our friends to the north, Canadian born TJ brought bass.
Rounding out the puzzle, Christian added his guitar in 2006. Shows once
frequented by few grew in enormity based upon spectacular live emotional
outpourings and a connection to every spirit that witnessed a live offering.
Never comfortable resting on their laurels, the band challenged itself to
present bigger and better offerings. The visual aspect of the show became
legendary. Videos, theatrics, dancing and impromptu interludes became
staples of an After Midnight Project show. Christian and Spencer's frenetic
guitarwork became infectious. The rhythm section of Danny and TJ provided
the backbone. Together they create an energy so heavy that the crowds
cannot help but bounce to. The live presentation in tandem with a
tenacious work ethic has garnered the band respect amongst its peers and
created a true blueprint for rock success.

2008 started just as busy as it ended for the California Alternative Rock
quintet. The fever pitch of its D.I.Y. promotion and live performances
culminated in a very James Brown-esq New Years Eve as AMP piloted the new
year in on, not one but two, Hollywood stages. Thus solidifying their title
as "Hollywood's hardest working band" and setting the tone for 2008 .
Musically the band may site bands such as Muse for inspiration but work
their work ethic is definitely old school and they have the worn out Chuck
Taylors to prove it.

Universal/Motown seems to be a fine collector of worn out Chuck Taylors
as they stepped in to collect all 5 pairs in Spring, 2008. The storied history of the
label, combined with the no-nonsense attitude of the staff, left the band
and its team with an easy decision -- they would soon be flying the
Universal/Motown flag. After Midnight Project and Restless Management proudly
announce that After Midnight Project Have joined the Universal/Motown family.

After conquering the national stage the fabled streets of gold back to
Hollywood seem like a smooth ride. The alley's still seem so enticing, the
pain still so familiar. The desire to tap that familiarity remains. After
Midnight Project may be a Hollywood byproduct, yet their hearts lay
decisively with the people in the margins and off the beaten pathway. Sing
along with After Midnight Project...they'll make you famous. But with less
heartache.