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Mister Applegate's Perception / Bio

Mister Applegate’s Perception

Mister Applegate's Perception is a Raw & Earthy sounding Hard Rock alternative to today’s typically over produced Pop Music.
Hailing from Historic Bristol, Pa. on the outskirts of "The City of Brotherly Love" (Philadelphia, Pa.), and formed in the late spring of 2012, Mister Applegate's Perception is a Hard Rocking quartet consisting of Chief Songwriter Geri Gates (Guitars, Lead Vocals) Matt Rodriguez (Drums & Percussion) & Mike Ivan (Bass & Backing Vocals). This Power Trio has an impeccable musical pedigree. Each having played in a wide variety of music styles, and having shared the stage with some of the best names in THE MUSIC BUSINESS. Making the band highly respected amongst their peers. 

Mister Applegate's Perception first came together as of a result of a good mutual friend, who introduced each of the members of Mister Applegate's Perception to one another at an Open Mic Event in which Gates & Rodriguez arrived with their proverbial tails tucked between their legs having just received word that their then bassist had decided to leave them High & Dry only 3 hours before their first scheduled live appearance . After being quickly introduced to their new bassist Mike Ivan the New Band huddled together to put a setlist in order and the rest as they say is Rock & Roll History. All four musicians felt that special magic in the air on that fateful night, as they cast their musical spell upon the lucky attendees who clamored around to get a glimpse of the next great Legacy in Rock. 

Following this important show for Mister Applegate's Perception, they immediately commandeered a private rehearsal facility in order to learn & eventually record the wealth of original material that songwriter/producer Geri Gates had been saving for such an occasion as this. One song which is a staple at Mister Applegate's Perception Concerts is “Ragman” which Gates describes as: “A tribute to our Mothers & Fathers all of whom had an incredible work ethic and struggled on a daily basis in all kinds of economies to just put food on the table for their respective families, and it is also about those people who serve this country in the Armed Forces on a daily basis and what they have to go through in order to do so.” 

One thing that sets Mister Applegate’s Perception apart from it’s competition is their willingness to Serve others in their community. Whether it be those in the armed forced or ailing children at a time of need, they are always first to jump on the bandwagon and put together a benefit in order to help the financial cause. Geri, Matt & Mike want Mister Applegate’s Perception to be more than a way to line their own pockets.

Mister Applegate's Perception has been described as a mixture of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, & Nirvana put together in a blender. Their material is catchy, with Big Hooks, & Memorable Chorus’ which is the case with two more crowd favorites, “She” (Fakes It) & "Quicksand" each arriving at the listeners ears offering a refreshingly radio friendly sound yet, keeping that all important street credibility that Mister Applegate's Perception strives for. 

Mister Applegate's Perception is poised to take over the Philadelphia, Pa. music scene as it now exists, leaving behind all other bands in their wake based on their songs and live presentation. One thing is forever certain when it comes to Mister Applegate's Perception from the time they enter the building until the time they exit the stage "The House Is On Fire"!!!!!!

General Info

Band Members
Geri Gates (Lead Vocals & Guitars), Matt Rodriguez (Drums & Percussion/Backing Vocals), Dan Robbins (Keyboards), & Kirk Swenson (Bass)
Artist Name
Mister Applegate's Perception
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Rock / Hard Rock / Commercial Rock

Contact Info

Philadelphia, PA
Teresa Shokry

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