Lone Tree is the rock band you didn’t be expecting. Primarily based in Nairobi, Kenya, this staff of five expat teenagers shaped 6 years in the past to create a top power, robust sound this is fresh but firmly rooted of their influences from rock, blues, funk, reggae, and the legacy of significant, reside track.
The band used to be at first named Shelter which represented what they’re all about: escaping from shallow, inauthentic track. First supposed as tongue and cheek, it got here to signify their power for development.
Influences are vast and mirror their deep wisdom of track historical past throughout many genres. Key artists come with Purple Floyd, Allman Brothers, The Wailers, Xavier Rudd, Funkadelic, Elegant, Jethro Tull, Groundation and King Gizzard.
Despite the fact that they’re expats, Lone Tree considers itself a Kenyan band with roots around the globe, together with the U.S., Bolivia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, U.Okay. and Belgium. Their early life and variety are unmissable – contributors have jointly lived in 10 international locations and discuss 6 languages. The vocalist and lead guitarist also are siblings.
Lone Tree began making waves in 2018 with the discharge of its first unique tune “Long gone Off course” which debuted at #1 within the East African rock charts. More than one native and world TV, radio and on-line appearances temporarily adopted, in addition to reside performances – the band performs all of the best venues in Kenya, together with opening for primary artists like Sauti Sol, Fancy Arms, Bensoul, Nviiri the Storyteller and Ferocious Canine.
The band performed its first world gig in 2018 in Bolivia. They performed their first world competition in August 2019 in Germany on the Bautz Tune Competition to an target audience of 10k other folks. By means of summer time 2021, they performed their first U.S. gigs at The Basement in Nashville for New Faces Night time and at Implausible Negrito’s in Oakland.
Lone Tree returned to the U.S. this summer time (2022) finishing a 10-show excursion that began with 8 displays in Nashville, moved to DC, and ended at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA for his or her first U.S. competition gig.
Lone Tree has simply launched its 6-song EP titled Shelter made in collaboration with Grammy-winning songwriter, Bensoul, and Sauti Sol manufacturer, Mutoriah. The track is sent in partnership with The Orchard.
2019 is when the band recorded its first EP of 9 unique songs below the outdated identify, Shelter. In 2021, they launched their first singles below the brand new identify, Lone Tree, together with “True Love”, “Wind Music”, “One Season”, and “Impolite Bwoy”.
The band not too long ago produced a Are living Set Documentary that provides fanatics a extra intimate revel in of what Lone Tree is and what it’s love to jam with them reside.
Publicity on social media has grown to over 33k fans, basically from the U.S., Europe, Africa and South The us on Instagram, TikTok, Fb and Twitter.
Band contributors: Teresa Sanders (lead singer), Patrick Sanders (lead guitar, vocals), Gabe Gebremedhin (drums, vocals), Silas Piper (rhythm/slide guitar, vocals), Ben Matsaert (bass, keys)