Veteren of the British Asian pop industry, with over 14 years experience, Apache is recognised as the first true international Asian pop artist.
Born Steven Kapur on May 11th 1967 in Handsworth, Birmingham. Apache grew up in an area of the city which was being celebrated as a 'UK reggae melting-pot'. During the 1980's Apache became involved with reggae sound systems and became a local dancehall MC. His first single 'Move Over India' was released in 1990, but it was in 1993 and the release of the album No Reservations, featuring 'Boomshakalak' that he really hit the big time. 'Boomshakalak' has featured on over 70 TV commercials worldwide including a Lynx commercial featuring Jennifer Aniston. It has also been included in five Hollywood films, including Dumb & Dumber and Scooby Doo 2!
No Reservations received high praise from the music industy and the following year he recieved four Brit Awards nominations as well as an Ivor Norvello nomination. Apache has been a solid chart performer ever since and has had seven British top 40 hits and has sold 11 million albums worldwide.
Apache has kept himself underground for the past few years, touring across the world with his live band and released albums for specialist markets. He has collaborated with Malkit Singh, Wrekx 'N' Effect, Yami Bolo, Tim Dog and Maxi Priest and he has featured on Khiza's Girls Avenue, Dalvinder Singh's The Survivor and Malkit Singh's Midas Touch 2.
Apache made his comeback last summer after touring with Sean Paul in the USA and headlining the UK Asian Awards in 2003, where he was awarded Best Asian International Act 2003 at the AMAS. He was awarded the prestigious UK Asian Jewel Award 2004 in the Media and Arts category. His last album, Karma, was released at the end of 2004.
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