Shane Cooley & the Midnight Girls are the gunpowder behind Cooley’s songs. The love children of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Neil Young, these gentlemen bring flesh and blood to the Americana, folk, and psychedelic influences in their live sound.


The band is based out of the Live Music Capital of the World - Austin, TX. Bassist Wayne Dalchau, guitarist Ian Henkel, and drummer Abraham Van Vleck are all natural born Texans, and also work in film and the Austin festival scene. They have toured across the United States, performing at respected venues and festivals. They are best-known for Cooley’s annual red-eye set, closing Utopiafest (TX) from 4am ‘til sunrise for die-hard festival-goers.


SC&TMG are currently finishing up their first full-length album as a band (release date TBA), recorded at Aransas Music Emporium in Aransas Pass, TX. The album was recorded old school, with the band tracking live in one room.

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Ian Henkel - Lead Guitar

Wayne Dalchau - Bass

Abraham Van Vleck - Drums

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Photo credits: Bob Blakley (band members), Lion RK (Songwriters Across Texas)