Chicago-based indie-pop quartet Purple Apple has been writing songs and playing music together since 2006 -- no small feat considering that 3/4 of the band still attends high school. The three schoolmates at the core of the band - Olivia, Madi and Nonie - are wise beyond their years, and nowhere does this show more than in their songwriting. With twentysomething Devin -- former sitter for one of the girls -- supplying the backbeat, the band has gone from being a tight-knit group of childhood friends to becoming one of the youngest acts to ever score a songwriting deal with Sony ATV, one of the largest music publishers in the world and home to the catalogs of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and John Mayer. They are co-managed by longtime artist representatives Simon Perry and Peter Leak, the man behind the careers of 10,000 Maniacs, Avrll Lavigne, Dido and many more.
Since the release of their debut EP Sweet Wolverine in 2010, Purple Apple have written more than two dozen new songs and have continued to perfect their live sound, initially at venerable venues like Schubas, Double Door and The Hideout, and eventually graduating to become the youngest band to ever headline Chicago's legendary rock venue, The Metro. In the past year, they’ve been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and on dozens of local music blogs, and have performed live on WGN’s Morning News and WABC-TV’s “Wind City Live.” They are working on an EP for release this fall.