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Jesus Piece’s drummer to play with Charli XCX on SNL following viral video

Awesome news! Jesus Piece’s Luis Aponte will be behind the kit for Charli XCX on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live.

Jesus Piece’s drummer to play with Charli XCX on SNL following viral video
Words:
Emily Carter

We've been huge fans of Jesus Piece for quite some time – and even invited them to play the first-ever U.S. K! Pit back in March 2019 – and now their incredible musicianship has catapulted drummer Luis Aponte onto a huuuuge stage this weekend.

The sticksman has announced that he'll be drumming for Charli XCX, who is the musical guest on this weekend's Saturday Night Live. According to Stereogum, Luis was invited by Charli's representatives after they found a live video uploaded this past October by Sunny Singh – aka prolific YouTuber hate5six – of the Jesus Piece drummer doing his thing at an all-dayer in a Pennsylvania VFW Hall.

"Holy FUCK this is insane," wrote Sunny on Twitter. "The drum cam I posted of Luis Aponte from Jesus Piece a few months ago caught so much momentum that Charli XCX's people saw it and invited him to drum on SNL with her.

"Luis deserves this opportunity so much. You're gonna kill it brother."

The band also addressed the awesome news, responding to Stereogum's tweet that Luis was given this opportunity "Thanks to grinding his ass off for years."

However it happened, this absolutely rules and we can't wait to watch the episode.

For more killer live footage from the band, see Jesus Piece perform in The K! Pit:

And catch Jesus Piece live with Every Time I Die, The Bronx and Sanction at the following:

January 2022

27 Brighton Chalk
28 Nottingham Rock City
29 Manchester O2 Ritz
30 Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory

February 2022

1 Glasgow SWG3 Galvanisers
2 Newcastle The Boiler Shop
3 Leeds Stylus
4 Bristol SWX
5 London Roundhouse

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