“When the crowd has fun, we have fun and its just a great get-together.”
Being able to control a crowd is a tough skill, but Apo and the Apostles have it down pat. Originating from different backgrounds, these 5 men formed to create a new type of alternative rock. They have traveled on tour, bringing party rock anthems and fun wherever they go. This is their journey in becoming who they are today-
When did you form the band? What stemmed this formation?
We formed in late 2013. We had an offer of a slot at a local beer fest in two weeks’ time, so we got together, jammed out a 14-song set, and headed out there. The rest is history pretty much.
How did you create such a different musical sound?
I don’t know how different our sound is. But I guess we aim to have an upbeat bent to our songs, make them work like anthems.
What is it like creating music when all of you come from such different backgrounds?
Tough but rewarding at the end. You end up with an efficient mix of sounds.
How did you come up with your band name?
I had my solo stint for a while before the band, so the band decided to use my name. In retrospect, it was a bad decision since Apostles is a hard word for non-English speakers to pronounce.
You’ve been on tour recently. What has that experience been like?
Tiring but again, rewarding. When the crowd has fun, we have fun and its just a great get-together.
What was it like recording your first album? Were there any challenges you guys faced on the way?
It was exciting since we were taking the first big step into the bigger league. Financial challenges are the only challenge we face so far.
Where do you see your band headed in the future?
We always call ourselves a footnote band, in the sense that we are pioneering a path locally to the bigger world out there but we won’t get to the bigger world ourselves. Future bands from here will and we’re happy with that.