Frank Apicella was born in Italy and raised in Sydney, Australia. He claims his introduction to music was found in the DIY punk ethos. Whilst following the bands of his youth including Generation X and The Ramones, they inspired him to pick up the guitar and front his own band as lead singer and songwriter.
He cut his teeth in the Sydney band scene, from the late 1970s to the 1990s with his group, Disciple. As up and comers, they played with a host of local and touring bands including The Hitmen and Uriah Heep. In 1980, Disciple secured a demo deal with the late Australian guitar legend and producer, Lobby Loyde. The project was never fully realised as Loyde’s commitments with various Mushroom Records projects, including The Sunnyboys, were all consuming.
Apicella’s passion for music and songwriting saw him open his own Sydney recording studio; engineering and producing bands. He eventually relocated to Melbourne where he has spent considerable time under the mentorship of Australian record producer and audio engineer, Mark Opitz AM.
Today, Frank works on various projects in the artist development space and has recently formed a studio recording project called Saturday's Child, with Pop Preservation Society founder, Victor Stranges.