Bandwidth: Getting soulful with Drop Apollo

on March 30, 2012

In the latest installment of Bandwidth, we introduce you to Drop Apollo, a 5-piece indie rock band that been playing show around the Bay Area for little more than a year.

The band’s sound can be best described as a mixture of soul, R&B and modern rock.

Started by lead singer Matt Widdoes, Drop Apollo has gone from five strangers recruited through Craigslist to a opening Scottish songstree, Emeli Sandé. Their songs have also made their way into the rotation of Hollister clothing stores across the globe. “It’s really crazy to to hear your music playing and see people shopping right next to you and you’re thinking, ‘I wrote this in a coffee shop a mile away,” say Widdoes.

If you want to catch the group live, they’ll be playing at The Rellik Tavern on March 31.

To learn more about Drop Apollo, click here.

You can check out past issues of our new Bandwidth series on Oakland and Richmond musicians here.

Do you have a suggestion for an Oakland or Richmond-based band that we should profile as part of the Bandwidth series? Send suggestions for Oakland-based bands to staff@oaklandnorth.net and for Richmond-based bands to news@richmondconfidential.org.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
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