About Late Night Alumni
After performing at some of the biggest festivals in the country, packing nightclubs with their loyal fan base, and now working on their 6th full-length studio album, Late Night Alumni strides into 2019 with their unmatched brand of down tempo house music and has no intention of slowing down.
What started simply as a side project over a decade ago between singer Becky Jean Williams and production luminaries Finn Bjarnson, John Hancock and Ryan Raddon (aka Kaskade), has evolved into a lasting movement. 2014 alone found Late Night Alumni entertaining the masses at New York City’s Electric Zoo Festival and took them to the Paradiso Festival under the epic surroundings of the Gorge Amphitheater. Just as comfortable on the club circuit, Late Night Alumni played to shoulder-to-shoulder crowds on their own headlining dates, and co-headlined with Myon and Shane 54 on 2014’s Heartbeat Tour.
No stranger to the big-room experience, Late Night Alumni had already proved that the unique blend of Becky Jean’s ethereal vocals meshed with organic and electronic instrumentation does resonate on a grand scale, after opening for all dates on Kaskade’s “Atmosphere” Tour. The landmark shows took the group to New York’s Barclay’s Center, Chicago’s Navy Pier, American Airlines Arena in Miami, and The Shrine in Los Angeles.
But unlike so many touring acts of the day, Late Night Alumni has always understood that the music comes first, and they have 5 full-length albums under their belt to prove it. With that in mind, came 2014’s “Drummer.” Released under Kaskade’s Arkade label, “Drummer” solidified a longtime association with digital media pioneer, Michelle Phan as Late Night Alumni became the first creative partner of Phan’s new venture, Shift Music Group.
Always staying true to their musical roots, it’s been 14 years since Late Night Alumni’s breakout hit “Empty Streets” went from underground club classic to internationally licensed hit in 2005; as the song went on to appear in over a dozen of the world’s most popular compilations, was featured in commercials including a spot for Toyota, and earned Top Ten Radio Play in the UK and US while hitting #1 in Spain. Four years later Late Night Alumni released their sophomore album "Of Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Etc," the first of three albums on Ultra Records, followed by 2011’s "Haunted,” and 2013’s “The Beat Becomes A Sound” , and then “Eclipse” in in 2015. Since then, LNA has released multiple singles and two EP’s (“Startled Heart” and “The Ghost”). Performing live shows here and there, LNA has participated in events with Kaskade, such as New Year’s Eve 2018 and Sun Soaked 2018. They have also loved traveling to Asia and headlining shows in Indonesia, Shanghai, and multiple gigs in Taipei, Taiwan.
With each album release, the band continues to evolve and refine their distinct sound. Consistently finding new blends of melodies and pushing the boundary between live and electronic music, Late Night Alumni has once again diversified the current music soundscape with their newest album, Silver.