OK. So you've got your aloha shirt, your bongos and your shades.
You know what this music's all about.
But who is APE?
APE is a six-piece Exotica Rock band
from San Francisco
APE combines the sounds travellers associate with the places they long to be: Hawaii, Tahiti, Mexico, The Caribbean. If the film "Endless Summer" were a band, it would be called APE.
APE formed amidst the rocky shores and crashing waves of San Francisco's windward side in 1998. Eric Rindal had already successfully circumnavigated the world of instrumental surf music with his band The Swami's, but now he was restless. Like Thor Heyerdahl in Kon-Tiki, he set out upon a journey across the musical ocean, in search of adventure. For crew he signed on tiki carver Crazy Al, shameless pineapple fondler Mitch Tobias, fellow ex-Swami (and now leader of the Badass Chickenbones) Lane, exotic drummer Kevin Woodhouse, and Hawaiian steel & uke nut Frank Novicki (of the Waikiki Steel Works). Together they created the unique sound and look of APE.
For the past five years, APE has been providing audiences with one of the most unique entertainment experiences in the world. Want APE at your next luau? Put any monkey at your keyboard and have 'm click here:firstname.lastname@example.org
ERIC RINDAL -
20 years of burning Surf Guitar licks
the Swingin' Tiki, the Swamis, now APE
1950's Fender Tri-neck Hawaiian Steel Guitar,
FRANK NOVICKI -
20 some odd years of Guitar Mastery
Sloe Gin Joes, Waikiki Steel Works
1920's Bake'olight Lap Steel Guitar,
MITCH TOBIAS -
20 years of Jazz and Rock fingering
accomplished song writer
and solo producer
1964 Fender Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
20 years of touring, song writing
and breaking Bongos
leader of the Bad Ass Chicken Bones
Bass Guitar, Vocals, Bongos
KEVIN WOODHOUSE -
20 years swinging sticks on just about
Drums, Exotic Percussion
CRAZY AL -
20 years of Goofing Off
Tikimania Veteran and resident Artist
Tiki-carving, Lead Vocals,
Coconuts and Bamboo