Blending the symbolism and storytelling of folk music with pop melodies and the drive of alternative rock, All Poets & Heroes produces songs that are at once introspective, exposed and hopeful.
Rob McCall (lead vocals/rhythm guitar) and Corey Jordan (lead guitar/ backing vocals) met after the break up of Rob’s Syracuse Area Music Award nominated band The Overnighters, while Corey was filming a web-based music project. The two founded AP&H during the summer of 2015 and have remained the band’s primary songwriters, working with a revolving cast of musicians since that time. Based on the content of their lyrics, they chose the phrase “all poets and heroes” from Henry David Thoreau's Walden to represent their desire to make music that questions and considers human existence.
Later that summer, AP&H joined Aux Records and recorded their first single “Unidentified,” which was released in fall of 2016. The band is currently working with the label on their first EP, What We Lived For, to be released in June 2017, followed by summer tour.
At a time when the world seems focused on seeking material success and wanting more of everything, AP&H is making music that connects us with nature and creates hope that people are meant for more. The band juxtaposes a raw rock sound with lyrics and melodies crafted like wandering poetry and linked by catchy refrains, to create music that listeners can relate to and a live sound that makes audiences move.