Florin, Justin, Adelina and Ray Barac, the members of the Apel band were born in Sibiu, Romania. Music has been present in their life since childhood, as their dad use to play the guitar every day. Starting 1980, the entire family moved to US one by one, facing the difficulties and the inherent challenges of leaving a communist regime behind while taking the first steps of a brand new beginning.

Throughout the years, Apel held many concerts in most of the Romanian churches from Chicago Area. Barac family has been singing religious and folk music for over 30 years.