Mike Apodaca has been playing the drums for almost his entire life. Having instructed high-school percussion for over 20 years, he was also a member of the prestigious Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps.
A message from Evan: "I knew I was destined to play music ever since the first time I dropped a fork on my dinner plate, then picked it up and dropped it again by accident on to the plate, all in perfect time. That one bar of fork-plate music was all I needed. Soon after my foray into abstract dinnerware percussion, it dawned on me that I was more suited for playing bass. I picked up my first electric bass in the summer of 2003, and soon realized that funk was what's up. After several years of funking out on the electric, my Portland State Professor and mentor suggested that I try out upright bass, as he felt that I would get more out of the music program at the college on the giant wooden bass structure. He was right, and a few years later I proudly graduated from PSU's music school. My basses and I have been through many musical journeys, including but not limited to: 5am sets in the forest playing to 12 people, 5pm sets in the daytime playing to way more than 12 people, jazz festivals, reggae festivals, electronica festivals, moments where my bass turns into an unfolding knuckle-troll eating itself, moments where my bass doesn't turn into an unfolding knuckle-troll eating itself, many moments of serenity, several instances of chaos, and one time when I think I realized that dogs don't really get music. I've currently landed in the heart of this World's Finest adventure, and I couldn't be happier. Let's do this thang!"
Favorite Golden GIrl: Depends on the day of the week
Chris has spent the majority of his life living and playing music in the Pacific Northwest. He started writing songs in 2005 and has not looked back since. Previously in the well known Portland reggae act OUTPOST, Chris has expanded his love of music into the many genres and styles that World's Finest now utilizes. In his musical travels, Chris has toured all over the West coast and into the Midwest, sharing stages with Groundation, John Brown's Body, Anthony B, Tribal Seeds and countless other acts from around the world.
Growing up in the punk/ska scene in Cincinnati, Dan began his musical career at the age of 13. His love for the guitar led him west to the University of Colorado where he studied classical music and music history. More importantly, this is where he discovered his passion for travel, culture, and the variety of music that this planet has to offer. Dan spent years exploring the world and touring in bands, all of which added to his genre-jumping style of playing. The day the banjo stepped into his life was only about a year before World's Finest did, which has become a staple of this band's unique sound.
Favorite Golden GIrl: Dorothy (Dan is an enthusiast of all things Bea Arthur related.)
Sean hails from the Midwest where he has been playing alto sax since the age of 10. Sean began his life on stage performing in musical theater when he was just 8 years old. He has been gigging with bands regularly since the age of 15, and has played shows with members of the Jerry Garcia Band, Dave Matthews Band, Dark Star Orchestra, and the Big Wu to name a few.