Shaking Trees
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Shaking Trees

Bewdley, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Bewdley, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Pop Soul




"'This outfit really could be massive'"

'This outfit really could be massive' - Andy O'Hare, for BBC Hereford & Worcester Introducing. Review of Shaking Trees at Worcester Music Festival. Aug 2011. - Andy O' Hare (BBC H & W Introducing Radio)

"'Top rated performance'"

'Top rated performance' - Slap Magazine, review of Seth Lakeman support at Arleyfest 2011.
- Slap Magazine, Worcester

"'Like a super group' - 'Awesome voice'"

''Like a super group', ......'Awesome voice' - Josh Withey, BBC Shropshire Introducing radio presenter. On Shaking Trees BBC Introducing live session, 12th August 2011. - Josh Withey - BBC Shropshire Introducing Radio Presenter

""A Band Of Shear Quality - Shaking Trees is the name of the band""

"A band of Shear quality, Shaking Trees is the name of the band - wonderful front girl Becky.' Andy O' Hare - BBC Introducing H & W - review of Seth Lakeman support at Arleyfest 2011. - Andy O'Hare reviewer for BBC Introducing Radio


Shaking Trees 4 track 'live' Recorded Demo, Recorded at lanes End Studios, Shrop's. June 2010. (Track - 'Pictures' played numerous times on BBC Introducing radio shows).

'In my head' single, recorded by Gavin Monaghan, Magic Garden Studios, Wolverhampton. Released June, 2011. Played numerous times by BBC Introducing radio shows, and sent down to Radio 1 & 6.



Shaking Trees are a five piece soul/pop group, from Worcestershire.
Each member has differing musical influences, taking inspiration from rock, folk, soul and jazz, this has definitely helped define their unique and distinctive sound. The essence of Shaking Trees is about quality song writing and arrangements, performed with amazing intensity. Their aim is for an eclectic & timeless sound.
Becky's urban, yet powerful, passionate & smokey vocal delivery, is combined with phrasing that will have you hanging on every word. Intricately linked are Dan's keys, weaving an infectious & clever array of melodic hooks, underpinned further by the capable 'backbone' of Nigel's powerful, punchy drum sound & funk/rock style & Boris's classy 'subby' & often complex bass lines, enabling them to build the amazing intensity that Shaking Trees are fast becoming renowned for. Quite recently the band has enjoyed regular guest appearances from brilliant saxophonist Johnny Devereux, (Cantaloop), peppering the sound further with his jazzy sax stabs & beautiful flute solos. It seems all of the necessary elements have come together perfectly here, to create something more than just another band.
Last year the band played numerous local gigs & festivals, and the recording of their first 4 track 'live' demo at Lanes End Studios in Shropshire. Tracks from this are consistently played on local BBC introducing radio shows, and live sessions have also ensued on local independent radio stations.
The band now have 13 original songs to date. This year Shaking Trees have recently recorded their first single 'In my head' with renowned record producer, Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios. Again the resulting track has been championed by local BBC Introducing radio shows, who have repeatedly given the track airplay, and have 'sent it down' to Radio 1 & 6 to Hew Stephens.
With more gigs and festivals to follow in 2011, (Arleyfest being the most note-able wihere Shaking Trees support Seth Lakeman). Also three seperate 'live' radio sessions have been added for BBC Introducing taking place in July, August, (one on a BBC Introducing stage), plus a BBC Shropshire Introducing Christmas special - 'Live At The Hive' in Shrewsbury. To be broadcasted in December.
With plans a foot to begin recording an album, 2011 looks set to be a very busy year for Shaking Trees!