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 Earls Court for the Great British Beer Festival, and the Cropredy fringe. In 2017/8 the band played at Rockstock & Barrel, Holmfirth Folk Festival, Altrincham, Marlpool & Hope Valley Beer Festivals, Cropredy Field8, Sheffield’s Sharrow & Peace in the Park Festivals, Worrall, Festival8, Farmer Phil’s, Solfest, Tramlines, Off The Tracks, Lancaster and Whitwell Festivals.
The band play lively Celtic folk-rock; traditional & original songs & tunes on a variety of acoustic instruments, always guaranteed to get an audience up & dancing.
They describe their style as ‘Heavy Wood’, releasing a first CD of that name in 2002, and a second CD ‘Reel Ale’ in 2010. Their 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 240,000 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 percussionist James Howe (Bellhagg Orkestar, Silver Darlings), singer/songwriter Rob Lowdon (Jabberwocky, Broadsword), singer/guitarist Paul Pearson and new members Kate Durrant on bass & Anna Hambleton on fiddle.
Our 3rd CD ‘New Leaves’, is available at the concerts, our website and to download/stream from itunes, bandcamp, etc. with a video of the opening track ‘Lonely Troubadour’ on youtube.
Kate Durant – bass, vocals
Anna Hambleton – fiddle
James Howe – drums, percussion & vocals
Rob Lowdon – guitar & vocals
Chris McMahon – mandolin, bouzouki, guitar & vocals
Paul Pearson – acoustic guitar, percussion & vocals