Green Tea
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Green Tea

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States

Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States
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"Green Tea, It was absolutely fantastic having you return to Luther! You received A LOT of positive feedback from students & were one of our most well-turned out events at the Marty's venue. Thank you so much for coming & we look forward to working with you in the future!" - SAC Spotlight


"This band is a frequent performer in the Wausau and Stevens Point areas, bringing a large crowd to every lively performance scattered across the Midwest. We now have certifiable evidence why: They recently were named finalists in the worldwide John Lennon Songwriting Contest, juried by seasoned musicians like Natasha Bedingfield and Lamont Dozier..." - City Pages (Central WI)


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"Wake the Conscious is full of almost symphonic richness... And of course, that's always what we loved about Green Tea..." - City Pages


Green Tea is a genre defying band from Wisconsin. They will blow you away from the first note you hear. From the sheer musicianship of the band you would expect them to be a lot older than they are. They have made a name for themselves in the Midwest and are beginning to conquer the rest of the world. - Fanrealm


"The up-tempo cool, arrangement of "John Dory" and the reggae-ish "Run" just make you feel good." - The Scene


"A wonderful show!!! You are greatly accomplished musicians and your music is a gift. We loved the intimate setting inside away from the rain." - Fan Feedback - Mary Low


"Hey Hey I saw you guys kick a__ tonight at the Porkies :) Good Job =D." - Fan Feedback - Xaxira Velasco


"Thanks so much for the inclusion of "The cove" and "Run," for my clientele's considerations. I absolutely loved and appreciated the super high caliber of musicianship captured here. I bet you guys rip it up live!"
- TAXI


"Thanks again for a great show!" - UW-River Falls


“… these guys cook!”
- Irish Gazette


"...It's (the Synergy EP) a terrific introduction, blending as it does their rock/jazz/blues influences. I missed their recent appearance at The Fine Line, but I've got to get to one of their shows." - review by Jim Tarbox


"If this doesn't get your toes tapping then you'd better check your pulse!"

- Tim Larkin


The month of March brings with the Best Irish Bands nationally and internationally to play Ballydoyle!! It is THE place to hear great Irish music with an Irish Festival from March 1-17. The Prodigals, The Young Dubliners, Flook, The Glengarry Bhoys, The Dublin City Ramblers, Elevation, The McCabes, Green Tea, The Wolfe Tones.
- Irish American News


"The Green Tea quintet played with the confidence of patriots from county Sligo before one of the largest crowd at the Heyde. The music was Celtic and hot." - Tom Chisholm


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Still working on that hot first release.

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As a Finalist for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2012 Green Tea is turning heads with their songwriting, indie roots rock sound, and high energy shows. Their song "Run" was recently chosen by a top music industry panel of judges including Fergie, The Veronicas, Natasha Bedingfield, Jesse Harris, Lamont Dozier, Matt Pinfield, Bob Weir, Ryan Shaw, The Bacon Brothers, or Ken Komisar. Among other career accomplishments, Green Tea has also opened for Rusted Root 3 times, Family Groove Company, My Dear Disco, Tommy and the High Pilots, & That 1 Guy, and supported Richie Havens, Gaelic Storm, John Hiatt, Alejandro Escovedo, Trapper Schoepp and the Shades, & Wookiefoot, received 2010 & 2011 WAMI nominations, and showcased at NACA - Northern Plains 2009 leading to 15 different college shows throughout the Midwest.

To share the unified soul that is music through songs that drive bodies to move, inspire the conscious observer, and enchant the intellectual spirit is the main substance of Green Tea's music and performance. In a live show review, Dino Corvino of the Central WI City Pages said “It takes just one experience hearing Green Tea to become a fan… Perhaps that’s why, when weather pushed their Concert on the Square show into the Great Hall last year, the place literally overflowed with people frantic to hear the music.”

"They will blow you away from the first note you hear." -Jane Woods, Fanrealm

Sonic diversity flows rampant within this group whom originates from New York, Washington State, Illinois, and Wisconsin, yet combining these various backgrounds is the natural fusion of Green Tea. The 2012 album release “Wake the Conscious” summarizes this fresh perspective in songwriting and ultimately an energized stage performance. Mixing original indie hooks and lyrics with driving progressions is the band’s modus operandi, catalyzing original inventions behind the scenes and on stage. Not to mention, John (flutes, whistles, vocals) is most likely “THE WORLD’S BEST” hands player (it has to be seen to be believed).

Yet, the band has played the same stages as Melissa Etheridge, Nickel Creek, Indigo Girls, Blues Traveler, Guster, Richie Havens, Violent Femmes, & more…

*Finalist for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2012 - Session 1 www.jlsc.com/index.php

*Green Tea is part of The Ally Coalition, a non-profit org started by the band Fun., as seen in the video titled “I’m an Ally – Trevor Roark from Green Tea”. www.theallycoalition.org/media/videos

*Green Tea is a strong advocate for sustainable living (through vegetarianism, energy reduction, local & organic foods, etc.)

*endorsed by jamLink www.musicianlink.com

*November 2012 WAMI Featured Artist www.wamimusic.com

*licensed for the book "Lovedrunk Chronicles" promo CD, via Revelushen, Inc.

*showcased at the NACA Northern Plains Regional Conference 2009 www.naca.org

*nominated for a 2010 WAMI www.wamimusic.com

*nominated for two Madison Area Music Awards in 2008 http://themamas.org/

*awarded "Honorable Mention" for the song "Shafted" in the 17th Billboard World Song Contest 2010.

Some Past Performances:
- Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour www.packers.com
- supported Rusted Root at The Rave/Eagles Club www.therave.com
& opened for them at Oshkosh Waterfest (main stage) www.waterfest.org
- showcased at the NACA - Northern Plains Regional Conference 2009 www.naca.org
- Blissfest (main stage) www.blissfest.org
- Riverfront Rendezvous (main stage) http://stevenspoint.com
- New Dublin Irish Fest (headliner) www.newdublin.com
- Bastille Days www.easttown.com
- Project Earth
- Porcupine Mts. Music Fest (main stage) www.porkiesfestival.org
- Shank Hall www.shankhall.com
- Luther College www.luther.edu
- St. Olaf College www.stolaf.edu
- UM-Duluth www.d.umn.edu
- U of St. Thomas www.stthomas.edu
- UW-Stevens Point www.uwsp.edu
- Fine Line Music Cafe www.finelinemusic.com
- The Cedar www.thecedar.org
- Wausau Concerts on the Square www.wausauareaevents.org
- Monroe Arts Center www.monroeartscenter.com
- John Michael Kohler Arts Center www.jmkac.org
- Northland College www.northland.edu
- MREA Energy Fair
- Metro Jam
- Artstreet www.artseventsinc.com/artstreet