Apicella are named after Sue Apicella,the vocal and focal
frontperson, with the vocal raunchiness of Bessie Smith.
Apicella have played many festivals including Tichfield's
"Blues at the Abbey" (supporting Otis Grand), and Southsea
Folk and Roots Festival. Paul Horton is a sensitive, but
strong guitarist. Paul plays gut strung acoustic, and often
contributes vocals to the band. Trevor Thwaites performed as
half of acoustic duo Chuggabug, in Lincolnshire. Since moving
to Portsmouth he has guested with countless local artistes,
playing harmonica, guitar and mandolin. Peetah, a.k.a. Lord
Gnome Of Broadstairs, has performed on jews harp with The
Hot Tamales at many festivals, and guested with several top
performers, including Country Joe MacDonald, Mike West &
Myshkin, The Lonnigans, Bob Hall Band, King Rollo, and
Jason Ringenberg of Jason & The Scorchers.