Treebeard have been a popular attraction on the pub, festival & beer festival circuit for many years now, with regular appearances at Sheffield, Derby, Tamworth, Newark, Stockport, Lincoln, Stoke & Barnsley festivals, as well as performing at Earls Court for the Great British Beer Festival, and at the Cropredy fringe.
The band play lively Irish, folk, rock and pop, traditional, original & contemporary songs & tunes on a variety of acoustic instruments, always guaranteed to get an audience up & dancing.
They describe their style as ‘Heavy Wood’, releasing the first CD of that name in 2002, and a second CD ‘Reel Ale’ in 2010. Their track ‘Train’ is also featured on the ‘Forged in Sheffield’ folk compilation CD, and video for ‘Over The Hills’ has won the runner-up prize in the 2 weeks 2 make it filmmaking competition 2011, as well as attracting over 180,000 youtube views.
The band have been through a number of line-up changes over the years and are currently led by founder member Chris McMahon (of Haze, Strongheart, Silverwheel, Outlandish Knights, etc), with longtime flautist/fiddler Ceri Ashton (Cadellin, Mother of Crows, Jabberwocky, Outlandish Knights), and new members; in-demand percussionist James Howe (Bellhagg Orkestar, Silver Darlings), talented singer/songwriter Rob Lowdon (Jabberwocky, Broadsword) and fabulous singer/guitarist Paul Pearson.
Find out more about this brilliant band over at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TreebeardBand