Late Night Special fuses the sounds of pop, rock and classic soul to deliver a vibe that is both familiar and unique to the first-time listener, steeped in danceable grooves and influenced by some of the biggest names in rock, blues and folk music history.
Late Night Special FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. A combination of pop, rock and classic soul.
Q. How many pieces do you play as and what instruments are they?
A. Late Night Special’s core lineup is a 5-piece band:
- Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
- Electric guitar/Vocals
- Electric Guitar
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. We are available as a 6-piece band with a saxophonist, and I (Fred Lee IV) also play solo as a guitarist with vocals. Upon availability, we can add a full horn section and piano.
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. I (band leader Fred Heintz) fell in love with music just 7 short years ago [as of 2019]. I’ve always been an avid listener of many different genres of music, but never thought I had the talent to play until I picked up a guitar. That first chord I learned told my heart that I could do it, and so I did it! Within a year I knew how to play a few songs and the following year I started to sing. Once I knew I could do both, I grew very passionate about music and decided that I could do big things with this talent. From there the snowball just started to tumble and my love and passion grew bigger every day. 3 years ago [as of 2019], I sold my food truck business to become a full time professional musician, and I never turned back! I’ve worked many jobs over the years and not one touched my soul like music has. It’s something I truly love, and I know I was born to do.
Q. Where are you located?
A. Charlotte, NC.
Q. Do you travel?
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. Late Night Special carries so much electric energy and soul that it could power smiles for days on end. If you are looking to make a night or an event unforgettable, this is your group. With powerful, soul-moving vocals backed by phenomenal musicianship, this group knows how to catch the attention of every listener. We are not only highly professional in what we do, but we carry a sense of passion like no one else. You will always catch a smile on our faces when we are on and off the stage. Music has brought us all together in a way we could never explain, and we truly believe we have something that people need to see and hear. We provide a great experience both on and off the stage, as we all are well-mannered, tastefully comedic, and very positive people to be around. Did I mention that we love to dance?
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. Yes, we have our own sound and lights.
Count On Me NC Certified
Fred Heintz, band leader of Late Night Speical has completed the General Best Practices for COVID-19 Management certification training, making sure event safety is a prioroty. Learn more about the certification and training at countonmenc.org.