Founded in December 2012 in Geneva/Switzerland, Three Hours Past Midnight - named after Johnny Guitar Watson's classic tune - is a blues band made with an unusual recipe: a drummer and a bassist in their early twenties, a guitarist old enough to have attended the famous Blues Explosion night at the '82 Montreux Jazz Festival, a soulful singer with a blend of jazz, and a repertoire mainly made of 50s and 60s classics. Blues, and nothing but the blues!
Native to New-York, Juliana has loved music since she was young, singing in various choirs, involved in musical theatre, and performing in a cappella groups. Most recently, she was part of a vocal band named "Unsung Heroes" whose album is featured on iTunes. At 17, she made her Carnegie Hall debut in an opera company performing Verdi's "Ernani." In addition to singing, Juliana also plays the piano and the flute. She recently relocated to Geneva and is very excited to be fulfilling a lifelong dream of singing the blues.
Antoine has been listening to music - and blues in particular - since he was a little boy. Following his dad to concerts, at the age of ten he had already seen blues greats like Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, The Severn Soul Revue featuring Tad Robinson and Darrell Nulisch and Dave Specter & The Bluebirds. He even ended up on stage clapping his hands between Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper during a Blues Brothers Band concert in Lucerne in 2003! It was obvious that he would play an instrument someday. At the age of 15, he started to play guitar and then switched to the bass at 16. Now at 23, he plays in several bands in various styles, one of them being the Killing Volts, one of Geneva's best rock bands.
A genuine blues lover since his teenage years, Laurent has been the leader of the Backstroke Blues Band (which appeared in many festivals like the Basel Blues Festival, Gossau Blues Nights, Cully Jazz Festival, Geneva Blues Summit) for 15 years before the band stopped in 2010. He has played other festivals and venues as a guest with Bluecerne (Lucerne Blues Festival, Stadtkeller Luzern, etc..) and has played with some of his heroes like Darrell Nulisch, Johnny Moeller, Dave Specter, Steve Freund, Sugar Ray & The Bluetones, Monster Mike Welch, Raphael Wressnig, Alex Schultz, Norbert Schneider, etc... His influences go from Johnny Guitar Watson, Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker to Ronnie Earl, Anson Funderburgh, Duke Robillard, Little Charlie and the heroes listed above.
Former band members
December 2017 - Baptiste has decided to focus on other projects
Baptiste is the newest member of the band. He has met Antoine in high school and has played for two years in reggae/ska band Naranjah before joining Cold Bath three years ago. Baptiste is an educated musician - he has graduated from the Geneva music academy (drums and percussion) - and his complicity with Antoine allows the two youngsters to lay down swinging shuffles, jazzy grooves and funky rhythms.