Bonsai Trees

Bonsai Trees

 New York City, New York, USA

Bonsai Trees is a high-energy original rock band co-founded by James MacPherson and Nick Sokol. The band released two LPs, two EPs and several singles since they formed in 2010. Their music is fresh, memorable, relevant and appeals to all ages. Frontman James MacPherson won the 2016 New England RADAR Music Award for best singer/songwriter under 21 and has been performing professionally since the age of 13. More info can be found on and


Bonsai Trees is a high-energy original rock band co-founded in 2010 by James MacPherson and Nick Sokol.  James and Nick were originally from South Windsor, CT and they maintain roots there, but the band members are now based in New York City and Philadelphia.  Bonsai Trees 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.  The band has a unique sound and their music is fresh and relatable, with relevant lyrics and memorable chord progressions that contribute to their wide commercial appeal.  In 2016, James MacPherson won the New England RADAR Music Award for best singer/songwriter under 21 and has an impressive original song catalogue.  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, parades, private shows and charity events throughout the Northeastern US.  In addition, they were selected to perform at 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, Marshall Biever on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Larry Sniscak on bass guitar.  More information can be found on and


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Set List

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