Bonsai Trees

Bonsai Trees

 New York City, New York, USA

Bonsai Trees is a high-energy rock band co-founded in 2010 by James MacPherson and Nick Sokol. The band, recently joined by Larry Sniscak on bass, is currently on tour and about to release their 3rd album "Learn To Grow" produced by Paul Antonelli and mixed by Mike Dwyer. For more info, follow


Bonsai Trees is a high-energy indie/pop/punk/alternative rock band co-founded in 2010 by James MacPherson and Nick Sokol.  The band just finished tracking their 3rd album "Learn To Grow" produced by Paul Antonelli and mixed by Mike Dwyer.  Bonsai Trees also released an LP "Not Bitter" in 2017, an EP "Live Free and Die" in 2015, an LP "Minimalist" in 2013, as well as several singles.  In 2016, James MacPherson won the New England RADAR Music Award for best singer/songwriter under 21 and has an impressive original song catalog.  James has appeared on Fox news, iCRV radio and many college stations and media outlets.  Bonsai Trees has performed at hundreds of music venues, colleges, festivals, private shows and charity events throughout the Northeastern US.  In addition, they were selected to perform at the 2018 East Coast Music Conference in Norfolk, the 2016 Millennium Music Conference in Philadelphia, and the 2015 Bringing Down the House event at the House of Blues in Boston.  In some ways, their music resembles The Front Bottoms, The Black Keys, Green Day, Nirvana, The Strokes, Say Anything, and Modern Baseball.  Bonsai Trees opened for Frank Iero (of My Chemical Romance), Half Noise (featuring Zac Farro of Paramore), and Desiree Bassett (of Cirque de Soleil - Michael Jackson Immortal Tour).  The current lineup includes James MacPherson on lead vocals and guitar, Nick Sokol on drums and backing vocals, and Larry Sniscak on bass guitar.  More information can be found on and


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