FEATURE FOCUS : SIR APOLLO

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The vision for Sir Apollo began four years ago when school friends Khuddus and Jayesh had an idea to start a hip hop band using real instruments instead of programmed beats. Meeting the rest of the band through mutual friends and North West London’s live music circuit, they discovered they had a musical connection and formed Sir Apolllo 18 months later.

“We wanted to mix the guitar style of Jimi Hendrix with James Brown-style soul, the insightful lyrics of Nas and the keys of the great Ray Charles; the bass of John-Paul Jones and the drums of Keith Moon”. Jonny

Consisting of five members, joining forces to make a hip hop/rock band to create their own individual identity; Khuddus the vocalist, Jayesh on the drums, Jonny the pianist, Imran the guitarist and Ben on the bass these guys fuse together different sounds; blues, hip hop and rock.

Sir Apollo is more than just a band, they are friends who have fun together making good music. Each of them brings something different to the table, mixing their musical tastes and influences in a way that is accessible, cool and edgy. They have already played the o2 Academy and o2 Islington Academy as well as Camden Rock, Proud and Barfly.

Releasing their debut single in February 2012 ‘No Boundaries’ saw SBTV name them as ones to watch. Now back to prove this point, their third single ‘Dinner Time’ and 7 track EP will place them in new territory and showcase new and definitive sounds.

Meet the band

Khuddus –  lead vocalist

He has been a part of the UK underground urban circuit with other rappers since the age of 16. Having found his niche with the rest of Sir Apollo, Khuddus has added an ability to write and sing incredibly catch hooks to his arsenal

Jayesh –  Drummer

Jayesh has been performing with traditional Indian groups as a percussionist since the age of 13. Jayesh soon found that his skills on traditional Indian instruments translated well to drum kit after he decided he wanted to focus on his love for hip hop and reggae.

Jonny – Pianist

Jonny is Sir Apollo’s old school piano player. An old soul at hear he adds his love for Bob Dylan and retro rock n roll to proceddings. Jonny has lent his piano playing skills to a variety of touring bands in the UK as well as contributing lead vocals to popular Devon cover band The Matt Harvey Funkadelic Experience

Imran –  Guitarist

Imran has taken his cues from the likes of John Mayer, John Frusciante and Tom Morello to forge his own style. Imran picked up his trade by playing with many different types of bands ranging from metal to r&b groups. Imran now adds his distinct blues sound to Sir Apollo.

Ben Bassist

Ben draws his influences from his love of indie and funk bands. Ben picked up his skill when touring with a Gospel Church band from Indiana USA.

 

Check out their BRAND NEW single & video for ‘No Boundaries’.  Taken from the forthcoming self-titled E.P to be released  on the 17th of March,  Produced by and featuring Ayo Beatz.

Official Links:

|| www.sirapollo.com ||

Twitter : @SirApolloMusic

www.youtube.com/SirApolloOfficial

All Press Enquiries: || shireen@tenletter.co.uk || @TenLetterPR || 07807 229 089 || 

 

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