Catchy hooks, eclectic rhythms, and a refined sense of great musicianship are some of the elements of the bright, new trio, Apollo Sun.
Two brothers and a long time high school friend have combined their wide experience and are now working together to bring a fresh mixture of funk, rock, and pop to the music buffet.
Apollo Sun can be labeled a rock band from Baltimore, Maryland that is tapping into amazing unlocked potential with a serious focus on pleasing crowds of all types. But perhaps you should hesitate before labeling them as a "rock band." The collaborative songwriting of Joshua Long, Tim Long, and Doug Gussio pulls from pop, indie, dance, and funk to the consistent delight of their audiences.
Since November 2011, the talented trio has played in shows at Baltimore Soundstage, Fish Head Cantina, Sonar, The Brass Monkey, and at the huge 1812 Bi-centennial Sailabration event at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore on June 17th. On April 3, 2012 they were invited onto Baltimore's 98Rock radio station with DJ, Matt Davis, for a Noise in the Basement show interview, and it was there they previewed their debut single, Conversations to rave response. The song Conversations was downloaded hundreds of times following that program. Their record company and supporters can't wait to see what happens when their first EP is released in Summer, 2012.
Josh, Tim and Doug were all born into very musical families. Josh and Tim are also members of the Philadelphia hip-hop collective Sëla and have played along other artists including Nikki Jean, Dice Raw (The Roots), 9th Wonder & Phonte, Gilbere Forte' and several others. Doug has played jazz and rock and metal since 2002, and has worked to learn all facets of the music business since 2010 when he started working with Manta Ray Records, and where they recorded the first Apollo Sun release, Conversations, with excellent results.
The creative energy of Apollo Sun is unique. Their songs combine arena rock, disco and the Motown groove with different time signatures. The Foo-Fighters' like adrenaline of Gemini or the indie dance party rush of Conversations is causing people to take notice and look twice at Apollo Sun. The soul-full and moving She'll Be Ok, and the passion of Hold on and Joy vs Sorrow are all songs that keep their fans clamoring for more. With total determination, 'get it right' writing, live performances, quality recording, upcoming videos and an aggressive marketing agenda, Apollo Sun is an impressive force that will soon be known and loved well beyond their Baltimore roots.
Put on some sunscreen because Apollo Sun is only beginning to shine, and they're burning HOT!