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All the Apparatus / Bio

All The Apparatus is an 11 piece band from Portland, Oregon. They have garnered comparisons to Gogol Bordello, Devotchka, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Their sound was shaped from their roots as a busking street-act, honing their skills on the sidewalks Waikiki. Their busking adventures started catching the eyes of local music fans and journalists, resulting in ever-growing crowds - and prominent write-ups in local newspapers.The band has gone on to play numerus club dates, and a few large festivals, including the Hallowbaloo music festival at the end of 2009, where they co-headlined with Portland guests Blitzen Trapper. They returned again in 2011 to share the stage with Man Man and most recently were invited to headline at the Campbell Bay Music Festival in B.C. Canada. All The Apparatus has also notably shared the stage with Pinback, Menomena, The Skatalites, Everest, Caveman, Voltaire, and Franz Nicolay (form The Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society).
The band has two full-length albums; 'Lawless Seas' - released 2009 has sold over 10,000 copies to date. Their latest release 'All The Apparatus' charted at 180 on the CMJ and was produced by David Eaton (The Polyphonic Spree, Dynamite Hack, Warrant). They plan on starting work on a new Album in 2014.

General Info

Band Members
Al, Jenna, Bremen, Mike, Sherrilyn, Dustin, Erika, Ezra, John, Meloy
Artist Name
All the Apparatus
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Indie / Folk / Ecclectic

Contact Info

Portland, OR

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