Apollo Bebop is a West Coast band formed during the Summer of 2015 in Santa Ana, California. Named after the Greek God of music and the intricately harmonic style of Jazz, the group has aimed to revitalize the appreciation of Jazz music by incorporating it's musicality with classic, yet contemporary, Hip-Hop back beats. The quintet consists of drummer Donovan Cruz, bass and guitar roles alternating between Christopher Trimmer and Dom Cruz, DeAndre Grover on tenor sax, and Brian "Brian to Earth" Gomez as the Emcee.
Despite--or perhaps because of--the vast range of their influences (from John Coltrane to A Tribe Called Quest), Apollo Bebop is best described as a fusion between alternative Jazz and old-school Hip-Hop. A unique combination especially when fronted by the talented lyricist Brian to Earth. Their original music is as sophisticated as their name. In result, the music tends to be complex yet beautiful.
Their first studio Extended Play as a group, "Sushi no Rubber EP" releases in June 2016 via all major music streaming outlets, and is a testament to the bands writing and recording process. All songs were written, recorded, produced and mixed in-house by the band members, themselves. Because of the DIY approach, the songs recorded have an element of pure, bare bones rawness that stays true to the origins of their Hip-Hop and Jazz influences.