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April / Bio

It all started in an open mic jam session in September 2010 at the Graffiti pub in Hamra where April Rach (vocalist's stage name) performed 4 acoustic songs with Amadeus Awad on guitar ~ after which a series of Duo Acoustic acts took place in October all through March 2011.

"April" the band was put together in summer 2011 when Elio Khoury , Paul Khadra & Raffi Nordiguian joined on Drums , Bass & Keys respectively. April has performed in many major venues across Lebanon such as The Quadrangle Pub, Cheers Pub, Mojo Club, Safadi Cultural Centre & Metro Al Madina.

April Rach (the Vocalist) made an appearance in Dubai on March 30, 2012 at the "Lounge Acoustica" event by Rock Nation UAE at the Garden Rooftop Wafi.

In October 2012, the band adopted a new formation of:
April Rach on vocals - Naseem Raad on Drums – Richard Samia on Guitars - Charbel Hajj on Bass and Raffi on Keys.

With this formation, throughout 2013, April threw successful events (with an audience turnout of 100+) in Quadrangle Pub, EM Chill, Malaga Pub and Mojo Crew Club and has participated in both Amadeus Awad's First Year Anniversary of Time of the Equinox and Release Event of Schizanimus.
The band also took part of the Beirut on the Ground Festival alongside more than 10 of the best Local acts on August 24 at the Event Hill – Dbayeh to raise awareness on the issues of cancer and rock/underground music and arts in Lebanon and at the AUB's annual fundraiser "One Beat One Chance" alongside Michel Rebeiz and his students and Michel Nassar on November 30.
April appeared twice on "Bi Beirut" show on LBC Sat, once in June and once in October, wherein the second one an exclusive interview was made with the vocalist about the band.
In 2014, the band made a comeback on May 22nd for two events at the AUB Outdoors and "Shangri-La, A Dire Straits Tribute" at Animal City.
April was hosted on 2famous.tv's show at Radio Beirut, on June 6, 2014 and performed at Fete De La Musique, on June 21st, 2014 at the Beirut Souks Stage, and is anticipating its performance at Forestronika Festival 7th Edition - Life in Flowmotion 2014.

April has been reviewed and mentioned by different Local media platforms such as Freakshow, TimeOut Beirut, Beirut Nightlife, Metal Bell Magazine and LebMetal.

The band has a playlist that combines Celtic with Symphonic Pop Rock and Psychedelic Progressive Rock covering bands as Blackmore's Night, Deep Purple, Dream Theatre, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Opeth and so on.
Towards the end of 2013, April released their home-recorded rendition of Porcupine Tree's "Open Car"; it had both a national and international reach (due to ReverbNation).

In December 2013, 'April' retreated to work on the composition and recording of their debut album with the arrival of Remy Hachem on Bass as Charbel left to pursue different musical aspirations! The upcoming EP is fully composed and is being recorded to be released around July 2014. Teaser of "Ephemeral", first track of the Ep was released on May the 28th, 2014.

General Info

Band Members
April Rach- Vocals , Richard Samia - Guitar , Naseem Raad - Drums , Remy Hachem - Bass , Raffi Nordiguian - Keys.
Artist Name
April
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/aprilised
Active Since
10/10
Genres
Rock / Prog/Psychedelic / Symphonic

Contact Info

Location
Beirut, LB

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