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Interview: John McGrew, Graham Fisk and Jeff Kerestes of Apollo Run

Jeff Kerestes, John McGrew and Graham Fisk of Apollo Run / Photo by Sheri Whitko
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Although Brooklyn-based band Apollo Run has yet to release a full-length album, word of mouth is spreading fast. The three band members—multi-instrumentalists John McGrew, Graham Fisk and Jeff Kerestes—have developed a sound you can't help but share with others. Each show is full of surprises and their tight playing reflects a natural precision most often found in bands comprised of siblings.

Plus the guys know how to have a good time. Whether it's through an old-fashioned stomp, robust harmonies, or a show-stopping trumpet solo, the audience is taken in by the music and the charisma. LAist caught up with all three band members last week at Kitchen 24 to learn about their forthcoming album, secrets of the band, their love for In-N-Out and tonight's gig at The Mint.

LAist: How did the band come together?

John McGrew: I was lucky enough to have a network of friends who hooked me up with some fantastic musicians in New York City. I played street hockey with a buddy of Jeff's, and Graham sang in an a cappella group in college with another friend of mine.