Founding members Tyson Lee and Joe Jarvis formed the band Blacklight in 2004 with bassist Alex Kay-Anthony. After a brief run with moderate local popularity, Blacklight broke up in 2008. John Paul and the Apostles was formed from the ashes in August 2011.
A year of touring the Puget Sound, nine bassists and a kazoo player later, Tyson, Evan, and Joe are now focusing on releasing their debut full length album "Emily" (feat. contributions from former member Mike Greene).