The Midnight Beast, sometimes abbreviated as TMB, is a British comedy music group from the South East, Perhaps their most famous for their YouTube cover-parody of the 2009 single TiK ToK by American pop artist Ke$ha. The group contains its three founding members, Stefan Abingdon, Andrew Wakely and Ashley Horne.
The Midnight Beast has garnered a large online following, through cultivating a high social media presence on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Youtube. The group’s songs often appear on iTunes music and their accompanying music videos routinely reach over 1 million views on YouTube and on Christmas Day 2009, the “TiK ToK” parody was featured on the front page off MTV Online.
The group has also received praise from artists that they have parodied. Both Ke$ha and Jay Sean have tweeted positive reactions to the group’s parody of their songs. Although, the group has also attracted a fair amount of controversy with its music too, often including controversial lyrics.
In addition to their music the band also have produced various side projects, releasing a semi-autographical book, titled Book at Us Now, in October 2011 and featuring itself in the self-titled sitcom, sitcom The Midnight Beast, which aired on channel E4 in 2012.