by Jody Colley
Poison Apple Pie includes the fresh ingredients middle school students from Oakland. The band emerged during the summer of 2008 after a session of Bay Area Girls Rock Camp (BAGRC).
Deemed “more precocious than precious” by SF Weekly, Poison Apple Pie’s original tunes combine spark and snark with lush three-part harmonies. This young band delights crowds with refreshing covers by The Clash, Green Day, REM, Amy Winehouse and the New Pornographers.
In just two years, Poison Apple Pie has gigged a-plenty. They have performed at the Starry Plough, Oakland Art Murmur, Temescal Street Fair, Oakland Library, SF Asian American Film Festival, private shows, and special events sponsored by BAGRC.
Emmalee Johnson-Kao - lead vocals, keyboards and bass
Torrey Hart - vocals, keyboards, drums and bass
Jasmine Stade - vocals and guitar