Apollo Cruz is Saskatoon’s young, fiery Blues-Rock band. Drawing from the great tradition of bands and artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Colin James, ZZ Top, David Wilcox, and Pink Floyd, band members Nick Longpre, Aiden Currie, and Brandon Ziola bring groove, swagger and skill to every stage. Whether you want to party, dance, or just enjoy quality live music, Apollo Cruz is the band for you to see! Three singles and a live EP are available at http://apollocruz.bandcamp.com/, with their debut album to be released in Fall 2014!
Nick Longpre – (Guitar & Lead Vocals, 20 years old) – Nick has been passionately devoted to improving his musical abilities since first picking up the guitar at an early age. Nick plays from a background of both traditional and contemporary blues music, and counts guitar players Stevie Ray Vaughan, Colin James, and Eric Clapton among his biggest inspirations.
Aiden Currie – (Drums & Backing Vocals, 16 years old) – Although only beginning to play the drums midway through his life, Aiden has quickly matured into a consummate and talented musician. Aiden’s drumming is a unique blend of progressive, reggae and jazz styles, and he lists Nick Mason, Mike Clark, and Phil Collins as his biggest influences.
Brandon Ziola – (Bass, Backing Vocals & Keyboards, 23 years old) –Though equally at home on multiple instruments, Brandon’s bass playing is his strongest proficiency. Brandon’s musical background is based around blues, rock and country music, and he is most influenced by Dusty Hill, Tommy Shannon and John Entwistle.
JUMBO is a hiiiiiigh energy jam band that hits the high notes and the black notes. They believe we are still living in the golden age of rock and roll, where the feel, improvisation, and entertainment are what matter to the people. Not the ‘digital chop it up and piece together till it sounds like we’ve been through an electronic garberator’ kind of band but, the kind of band that makes you feel like you are watching them create a song in front of you. Their improvisational/jam style environment they create on stage will make you wish they wore more tassels. That’s right, they’re raw