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Apostle of Hustle

Apostle of Hustle

Apostle of Hustle performing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, June 10, 2009

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Apostle of Hustle


Years Active: 2001 to present

Genre: Indie rock

Country: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Andrew Whiteman
Julian Brown
Dean Stone

Artist Bio:

Apostle of Hustle first took shape after a two-month sojourn in El Barrio Santo Suarez, in Havana, in 2001. This experience was mind blowing for Apostle of Hustle's lead (Andrew Whiteman) from the ground up: the community, the fashion, the pace and the music. Whiteman returned to Toronto invigorated about a possible music that did not yet exist. Knowing he wanted to create it, Whiteman took up residency at a local dive as Apostle of Hustle, a quartet. The band played Brazilian and Cuban folk songs, as well as Tom Waits / PJ Harvey / Marc Ribot covers. Whiteman played guitar and tres; plus he recruited Dean Stone on drums and Julian Brown; an old buddy from the mid 90's indie scene on upright bass. The fourth position was a kind of "open door" to whomever might show up on their nights. Apostle of Hustle's first endeavor, Folkloric Feel, was released in July of 2004. It was a Frankenstein of a record - recorded in over four different locations at different times. By this point, Whiteman was almost completely consumed with recording and touring with Broken Social Scene and finishing the Apostle of Hustle record could only happen in between tours. A collection of......[Read More]