the midnight dip
The Midnight Dip is a 5-piece original band hailing from Davis, CA. Their captivating, high-energy performances take the audience through a unique and creative theatrical experience. Though most of the members have a jazz background, the band’s music is unpredictable, with an eclectic blend of swing, funk and polka. This double-keyboard combo is everything sweet and salty, and can perform to a wide variety of audiences, from funky dance tunes in a club to soulful jazz in a seated environment. Their powerful messages are refreshing and relatable, confronting gender stereotypes and promoting body positivity. The Midnight Dip is headed by the sultry and moxie Liz Kat, who's voice is mesmerizing and soulful with an undeniable depth of feeling.
The Midnight Dip was recently one of Capital Public Radio's "Favorite 2019 Northern California Tiny Desk Contestants" and a featured performer at the 2nd Annual Tiny Desk Sacramento Showcase. Nick Brunner of Capital Public Radio describe their music as "something out of a Danny Elfman coloring book."
Liz Kat - Keys, main vocals
Alex Reiff - Bass
Kim Xuan Nguyen - Keys, backup vocals
Josh Wisterman - Guitar
Jim Frink- Drums
about Liz kat
Welcome to Liz Kat's heart-space. True strength comes from within, like a constant burning furnace that fuels the body and its limbs. Liz Kat, soultress and lead prowess for The Midnight Dip, started the band with a fiery passion and a cacophony of emotions: anger, sadness, love and everything in between. She wanted to inspire the world and counter the lack of female representation in the local music scene. She started playing piano when she was seven years old and only sang when she was alone. Her shyness hindered her from expressing herself musically up until her late teenage years, when she decided to try playing music with other people. Many fears and experiences later and playing in the shadow of men, she has decided to take the spotlight for the first time. Her messages have a suggestive twist to them to promote body and sex-positivity to women and to confront gender stereotypes. Though it's hard being vulnerable, she has sworn transparency to the best of her abilities. She hopes to inspire others to reclaim their power and share their stories as well.