From it’s creation in 2011, Midnight Mechanics has become one of the most sought after bands to book for any function. Drawing on different musical influences and with a wealth of live experience, you can be assured of a very professional service offered by Lee, Gary and Hector.
Lee is the guitarist and vocalist of Midnight Mechanics, he also has his own solo career and has been a past member of Acquiesce, Not to Fall and HdM.
Gary has been in bands since his teenage years, so in excess of 40 years, how much experience do you need? Gary plays bass and guitar and is also vocalist with Midnight Mechanics and has been a past member of Zeuss, Raw Deal, Gus and the Gasman, Johnny one bite, The Bikini Brothers, Hired Gun and Not to Fall.
Hector joined the band at it’s inception and his wealth of drumming experience has been invaluable to the band’s sound and style. Hector has been a member of various Spanish bands including Aquitipartis and Little Less.
Midnight Mechanics are the perfect fiesta band, we have played at ferias and motorcycle rallies, weddings and private functions. We can supply references and are one of the only legal bands on the Costa del Sol. Our main work is for weddings and we work with local Nerja wedding planners.
Lee and Gary also play in an acoustic pop/rock trio ‘The Box Drum Band’. Some venues cannot accommodate a rock band so this new path was forged to allow us to gig in the smaller places. As the name suggests, the drum kit has been replaced by a cajon and percussion, instruments are acoustic but plugged in to a PA system but gone are the Midnight Mechanics Marshall and Blackstar amplifiers.
Why Midnight Mechanics?
Since 2007, Gary and Lee have performed regularly for weddings and other private events. For the majority of that time, the various bands they have played with have been the leading wedding band in southern Spain. Midnight Mechanics has been built on this experience since its inception. The band members pride themselves on reliable and punctual, which is seriously important to ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible. When you book Midnight Mechanics, you are getting the band for the entire day. What this means is that if the performance starts at 9:00pm but you and your guests will be in the room for the evening meal from 6:00pm, you need not worry about us walking through your party with equipment. We can be set up and out of your way before you arrive.
In this section of our website, you can find a downloadable PDF version of our latest set list along with various photos of a few of the weddings we have played for. In the following section, there are some testimonials from past clients of ours. If there is any other information or help you need from us, please don’t hesitate to use the contact form below and get in touch!
In the evening we had Midnight Mechanics (which includes Lee) they were also amazing the dance floor was never empty from start to finish. A few of our guests are also in wedding bands back home and they told us they would be big critics to whoever we chose but afterwards they were in shock at how good they were and said there playlist was unreal, they loved how they interacted with the crowed. And me and Scott 100% agree, I really loved that they got me up to play the drums it was so much fun. They guys were just so talented and great crack.
Karen and Scott
We first heard Lee Townsend perform at our friends wedding in 2016. We thought he was brilliant so we booked him for ours. But we also booked his band, Midnight Mechanics for Yupi bar. They were incredible. Lee is such a sweet guy playing acoustic guitar on the beach. But then he turns into a rockstar with the band. Our guests loved them and were blown away!
Niamh and Kevin
…After that we had midnight mechanics. What a band! They had the crowd up from start to finish and got everyone involved they had the bridesmaid do mustang sally, they had me play the drums (which I don’t play ha) and they let Graham up to do a song it was such good craic they were amazing Lee has the best voice around!
Laura and Graham
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding in Tikitano. You all did such an amazing job and were a huge part in what made our day so special. The highlight of my day apart from getting married was playing the drums so thank you for that 😁.
All our guests could not stop talking about you over the past few days . We will defiantly be checking out where your gigs are when holidaying in Spain again.
Nicola and Stuart
Midnight Mechanics were brilliant, we gave them our first dance songs on a phone to play. We had previously sent them a list of songs that we would like played and they had no problem playing the songs we requested. Hector even called me up to play the drums with them!!!! It was one of my favourite parts of the day.
Marita and Paul
They were great and I mean everyone was dancing all night, they have a great selection of music. I don’t think I stopped dancing once!!
Janet and Colm
The lead singer Lee has an amazing voice, we heard him sing acoustically on one of our other trips and that’s how we picked the band. They took requests and played for three hours which was great.
Linda and Mark
We had the midnight mechanics play for this part, they were UNREAL!!!! I can’t say enough about them! Our guest couldn’t compliment us enough on them, their talent is out of this world and they were an all rounder band suiting everybody! Lee Townsend is so talented, his voice is amazing! They had me and the bridesmaids up doing backing vocals and the drummer even brought me up and had me drumming to seven nation’s army by the white stripes! They really could not have been better, they were fantastic, highly recommend these guys! Nobody left the dance floor from when they started to when they finished!
Davina & Mark
Midnight Mechanics played a storm! They even allowed my cousin to play the drums and some of the lads got up to sing with them. They are a super choice for a Wedding and I would advise anyone to book them.
Aoife and Alan
When it came to deciding who to choose to play live at my 50th birthday party I had no hesitation in requesting the newly formed ‘Midnight Mechanics’. The dance floor was rocking all night and Midnight Mechanics played according to the mood of the crowd. A big thank you guys for making my big night one to remember.
John & I want to thank you so much for your fantastic gig at our wedding on Sunday, 6th July 2014. You guys were great craic, true professionals and really got the whole crowd going.. Fantastic! 🙂 We especially loved you getting me up to play the drums and letting my dad & brother up too. Magic! We wouldn’t have had as special a day without you. We will let everyone know what a smashing band you are.. Thanks again.
Wendy and John
They did a great mix of old and new rock songs and also some pop songs that they put their own twist on. They even learned an Elvis song for us which was out of their comfort zone but they were great!
Lisa and David
We then moved upstairs for the band, they were sensational, I was a bit apprehensive about the set list as I thought it wouldn’t be for everyone but all our older guests were up on the dance floor with all us young people for the night.
Linda and Mark