We hail from Montague, MA and are a three piece
band that have been playing music together since 1999. Our
current line-up has been playing together for 2 years.
Over the past decade
Apollo 11 has seen many changes in it's members... well,
most notably, our bass players. This band has seen somewhere
around 6 different bass players. Our current line-up is Mike
Glazier on drums, vocals and scratches. Al Klaus is on guitars
and vocals, and Dark Maruso on bass and vocals. Mike and Al have
played together the entire time. From their inception as N.C.D
(Nuclear Cut-up Dolls) to the "new band" of Apollo 11. Dark has
played with Al and Mike on 2 other occasions. The first time was
right before he joined the then local band of Symposium (With
Chad Kuzontkoski of
Under Falling Skies as rhythm guitar and occasional
screams). After Symposium broke up in 1995, Dark joined with
Mike again in a side project of Those Guys (with Matt Foster and
Pat Martineau of Tempered Sun). After recording a few songs
(sans vocals), Mike and Dark joined back up with Al and formed
what is now Apollo 11.
After about 6 months of playing together
Apollo 11 picked up a 2nd bass player to play stand-up
bass. The new and unique sound of Apollo 11 was formed. 2 bass
players had never been thought of at the time and we're still
not sure if anyone else has done this as well.
Unfortunately, as things do happen, Dark
left the band (for the 2nd time) due to personal reasons outside
of the band. Mike, Al, and Zev Riser continued on by moving to
Boston, MA and played numerous shows in that area before finally
moving back to Western Mass to find it's "roots" again.
After a 3 year hiatus, Dark rejoined the
band in 2004 after Zev quit and moved on to different things. We
consider this line-up to be not only the original line-up
but the best one also. So, after 2 years, Apollo 11 has
honed their sound farther and better than ever before.
With a mix of different sounds (rock, funk,
jazz, and even a touch of Latin), and a mix of different
influences (Afghan Whigs, Suicidal Tendencies, Tool, a hint of
Incubus, and anything politically Incorrect), Apollo 11
strives to push the envelope and possibly push a few buttons
along the way.
So here we are. Apollo 11 has 'rocketed'
it's way to where it is today. Please hit up our
page and our
shows page. Come and see us play, see us sing, see us doing
what it is we love to do... play fun music.