The SF-based soul quintet, Drop Apollo, rocked the Boom Boom Room on Tuesday night, giving fans a taste of what is next to come from the group. They released a 5-song EP in August, entitled “New King”, which they describe as “pop-funk.”
While they certainly jammed out to the tracks from the EP, the group got adventurous, putting on a show that was a hodge pogde of blues, soul, funk, rock and reggae sounds.
Although they’ve only been playing together for less than a year, Drop Apollo has a cohesive sound and lead singer Matt Widdoes has an incredibly soulful, swooning voice, similar to that of Gavin DeGraw or Adam Levine. The fivesome gave us a fresh rendition of “Million Miles”, the last track off their EP and then moved on to some new jams, like the joyful, reggae influenced “Highway Journey”. “Smile” was another new one that had a freeing dance quality to it. Finally, they ended the night with a soulful take on “Lean On Me”, which had the crowd snapping, clapping and singing right along.
Look out for more to come from Drop Apollo and check out the full EP here. They’ll be on stage Friday, November 11th, at Shattuck Down Low in Berkeley.
Photo Credit: Sharman Ordoyne