A few years ago we caught Boston hard rock band Crash Midnight throwing down at a charity event at Royale, adding some much-needed energy to a pretty stuffy night out on Tremont Street. Amazingly, frontman Shaun Soho might have an even tougher crowd this Sunday at Gillette Stadium — although the song he’s singing is a bit of a fan favorite.

Soho will sing the National Anthem before the Patriots take on the Cleveland Browns, and in joining Gentlemen Hall, Bad Rabbits, and others, he’s the latest in an impressive string of Boston voices to have the honor this season. (Soho will also sing the National Anthem December 12 for Boston College’s men’s hoops team’s ACC home opener).

The Patriots, meanwhile, have taken a liking to Crash Midnight’s single “Welcome To Boston,” which the band released earlier this year and used to raise money for the One Fund after the Boston Marathon bombings.

The track will be included on Crash Midnight’s upcoming LP, Lost In The City, due in February via Bronx Bridge Entertainment. We’ll no doubt catch up with the crew once again after the New Year.

  • Max R.

    Impressive? This band blows. And they’re signed to a hip hop label.

  • Samonite

    I was at the game. He did a great job!! Even better, Pats WON!

  • Boston Rockess

    I wonder why neither performance has shown up online or by the band? No iPhone-shot video? Maybe it wasn’t good or obviously lip sinked or something?

    • Michael Marotta

      Good question, though in fairness I haven’t seen the Bad Rabbits or GHall clips, either. I think I watched too much RedZone this year and missed all the Pats pre-game stuff.