Hailing from New Haven, Connecticut and currently residing in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Bad Apples is a rock trio consisting of James Albis (Fender Rhodes, keyboards), BJ Felsted (bass), and Dave Witter (drums). Drawing on such influences as Steely Dan, David Bowie, and Talking Heads, Bad Apples continue to impress every new ear that hears them with their catchy melodies, lively harmonies, and tight grooves.
Fresh off the September 2007 release of their debut album, Home, the band has been touring steadily throughout the northeast, while sharing the stage with national acts such as The Breakfast and funk legends Tower of Power. Home showcases Bad Apples' versatility - from their acute pop sensibility in "Danny Movefastly" to their jazz chops in "Jackpot" to their ability to rock in "What Makes You Go" and "Days" - while paying homage to the place where they grew up and the people that were closest to them.
Further testament to their artistic range is a guest appearance by rapper Black Child of The Inc. Records (formerly known as Murder, Inc.) in "Moses Poses: Private Eye."
Project413.net dubs Bad Apples a "perfect example of another overlooked band," but they have been far from overlooked during their four months of touring, wowing crowds with their distinct sound and rocking tunes. Playing at the St. Peters Village Oktoberfest, East Haven Fall Festival, and venues such as the world renowned Toad's Place, Bad Apples have developed a following in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. You can also hear them featured on the websites woozyfly.com and jamnow.com, or on the radio on New Haven's WPLR and William Patterson's WPSC.
Bad Apples show no signs of slowing down in 2008, continuing to tour and always writing
Keep up with the band at www.thebadapplesarebitter.com for tour dates, news, and other info.
Dave Witter-Drums vocals
James Albis-Fender Rhodes, Moog Synthesizer, Alto & tenor sax, vocals
Robert Felsted-Bass, guitar, vocals