Omar Apollo with ROLE MODEL
Tue, Apr 23 9:00 pm
Omar Apollo: After dropping out of college only 2 weeks in, Omar Apollo, a 20-year old, first generation Mexican-American singer from Indiana, began writing and recording his own mix of jazz, R&B, funk, alternative, soul, and pop music. His parents moved to the US to give their kids a better life and the opportunity to go to college; however, Omar always knew this route wasn’t meant for him. He began playing guitar at 12 years old but quit soon after because he got bored of only playing in church. At age 18, Omar began listening to new styles of music and fell in love with the guitar again. His biggest influences are Benny Sings, D'angelo, Los Panchos, John Mayer, Elliott Smith, Cuco Sánchez, Paul Simon, Gary Numan, and João Gilberto. Omar is going to release his debut EP this summer featuring songs in both English and Spanish. ROLE MODEL: We all need a role model. Tucker Pillsbury, known by the moniker ROLE MODEL, uses his voice to touch on those oh-so-relatable issues plaguing the end of youth. The up and comer pairs dreamy bedroom production and diary-style lyrics to dive into painful topics of depression, failed relationships, self-doubt and loneliness–somehow delivering it all in a warm and comforting package. His song, “I don’t rly like u,” was added to Spotify’s Bedroom Pop playlist, and he’s played shows with the likes of Omar Apollo and boy pablo, both currently amongst the buzziest names in the genre. Following the release of his 2017 EP, ARIZONA IN THE SUMMER, he’s been steadily feeding his fanbase with singles, including “not a fan” and “play the part,” which contribute to the millions of streams to his name across platforms.