Drew Nugent specializes in playing in the traditional "hot" jazz style of the 1920s but is not limited to this! He also has mastered music spanning several decades from 1910 through 1940 and dabbles in N'awlins Barrelhouse and Second Line sound. His band, known as the Midnight Society, is regarded as one of the best in the business, and
has been together over 12 years. Under Drew's leadership they have developed, produced, and headlined the East Coast's largest and most illustrious events including both the Jazz Age and Deco on the Delaware Lawn Parties in New York and Philly as well as a planned gala for 500+ people at the former Sylvania Hotel to ring in the new Roaring 20s. They bring forth an authentic, yet original approach to an art form over 100 years old. Nugent's inspiration comes from a who's who list of great performers, composers, and musicians, both obscure and known going back a full century.
Although a lot of this music may seem forgotten in many circles, it is alive and well with Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society and is played on a variety of period instruments ranging from the iconic to the obscure (including a teapot and phonograph horn). They aim to tow the line between entertainment and wild vaudevillian antics at their shows.