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Candy Apple Blue - Bio

Candy Apple Blue - Band Biography

Candy Apple Blue is an American two-piece synth-pop band consisting of sibling songwriting & music production team Carly & Hoyt Emerick.

The musical duo has made waves in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania music scene with their local hit songs and YouTube music videos "Graveyard", "The Bed Is Cold", "You Turn Me On (ft. Daveo Falaveo)", "Let's Dance All Night (ft. Nick Bramlett)", "Awakening (with Juno Dreams)", "Let's Get Something Started (ft. Alaska Thunderfuck)", and "Dancing in the Shadows (ft. Barry Brayleo)". 

Most recently, they have teamed up with producers Juno Dreams and Matt Pop on their latest album, Second Sight. They are currently working on their upcoming full-length album titled Breakthrough.

Candy Apple Blue has also found success as songwriters penning the tracks Between Love & Goodbye & I Won’t Say Adieu (from the Logo TV hit film "Between Love and Goodbye") as well as SIRPAUL's Going Down In La-La Land which was used in and written for the feature film of the same title. Carly Emerick, of the band, also penned the track "Just Can't Stop My Heart" for Australian singer Peter Wilson. 

Candy Apple Blue continues on their own musical journey as a synth-pop band. Being songwriters at heart, they also work with both up-and-coming & established artists. Their mission is to continue to write, record, and produce exciting new music.

Genre: Synth-pop, New Wave, Electropop, Hi-NRG, Italo-Disco, Synthwave, Pop

The two members bring something essential to the sound and creativity of the band:

Carly Emerick

Carly Emerick utilizes her passion for vintage synthesizers, old drum machines and MIDI programming then merges them together with a more contemporary approach to recording. She uses Avid Pro Tools as her main digital audio workstation (DAW) set-up. She incorporates her strict pop sensibility when composing music. She also is jointly responsible for writing the lyrics and vocal melodies. Carly often jokes, "I am the Christine McVie of this band and Hoyt is the Stevie Nicks." When not featuring a guest vocalist on one of their tracks, Carly will often sing lead vocals. She also enjoys performing background vocals.

Hoyt Emerick

Hoyt Emerick strictly concentrates on crafting the vocal melodies and focuses on writing lyrics. His poetic stance on composing adds something magical, original and fresh to the bands sound. Hoyt is also the background vocalist for the band. However, just recently he has been fronting on a few songs.

Hoyt Emerick & Carly Emerick

Together, Carly & Hoyt have created an original sound that easily sets them apart from what most other artists are doing today. The duo draws a lot of their inspiration from the early 1980's new wave acts to current day electronic flavored pop music. 

They have also done official remixes for recording artists Simulover, Peter Wilson and SIRPAUL. This official website will be a testament to their current work and what’s to come. 

Candy Apple Blue is from and currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA. ("The City of Bridges" "Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers")

Welcome to the world of... Candy Apple Blue.

Candy Apple Blue (synth-pop band)
Candy Apple Blue

“We love to write songs! Carly and I are truly songwriters at heart. 
We have been composing pop music since we were in our early teens.” 
~ Hoyt Emerick

"The birth of Candy Apple Blue was pretty much a happy accident. Priding ourselves as being prolific songwriters, I turned to Hoyt one day and said let's just have fun with it and record these songs ourselves! Who else would sing some of these crazy songs that we write?" ~ Carly Emerick

Candy Apple Blue

Hoyt Emerick
Carly Emerick

Music Genre: 
Electro-pop, Synthpop, 
New Wave, Indie, Pop, 
Electronic, Italo-Disco,
Synthwave, Hi-NRG

Pittsburgh, PA USA

Record Label:
Mrix Muzik Records

Alexander Storm Mgmt.

Prone to Panic!
Existential Crisis (Greatest Hits, Vol. 1)
Night Tracks
Powers Activate!
Second Sight
Synthwave Instrumental Essentials
Breakthrough! (forthcoming)

Musical Influences:
Missing Persons
Stevie Nicks
Pet Shop Boys
New Order
Tegan & Sara
Empire Of The Sun
Duran Duran
Dead Or Alive
Depeche Mode
Jim Steinman
Pet Shop Boys
Holly Knight