“Fusing pure rock with hints of soul and club-style pop, these young men have one of the freshest sounds to come out of Maine in a long time.”
– Dispatch Magazine
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Nominated by The New England Music Awards for best artist in Maine for 2014, The Band Apollo delivers a unique blend of pure rock infused with hints of soul and club-style pop. Their signature sound is attributed to frontman Jonathan Johnston’s recognizable vocals, Jonathan (JTru) Truman’s edgy, eclectic style of drumming, and Ben Packard’s creatively subtle, yet assertive lead guitar work. The Band Apollo’s distinctive sound draws influence from a variety of artists ranging from Muse, Audioslave, and Bruno Mars, to Maroon 5, Frank Ocean, and John Mayer. Their first EP features “Bad Company”, the band’s first single to receive airplay in Maine on 98.9 WCLZ, and “Little Red Dress”, which ranked #3 on WTOS-FM Homegrown Top Ten for 2012.
The Band Apollo completed recording their second album (release set for Sep 2014), titled “Soldier or a Spy” in June 2014 at Hearstudios in Camden, Maine, featuring the team from Nashville who produced and recorded their first EP: Grant Norsworthy, a Grammy-nominated/Dove Award-winning artist, and Darrell Lehman, sound engineer for Mute Math and The Band Perry.