Graffiti Tree


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Profile Type : Band
Profile URL : nwb.co/graffititree
Web : www.graffititree.com
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Genre : Pop Rock
Location : Warrington

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About

It started with placing an advert, by Peter Connell (now in Jigsaw Function Band based in Cambridge), in a music shop window……”Bass Player seeks other players for joint project playing classic Rock, Pop and Blues”……simple and rather uninspiring.
A year passes and the advert is entirely forgotten until, by chance, it was seen by Andy who then replied, closely followed by Terry who had also seen the same faded advert two weeks later.


It is rare that a chance occurrence, between like minded musicians, results in anything worthwhile. But this is what happened when Peter Connell met Andy Michalkiewicz and Terry Rogan in Jan 2001. Instruments were drawn from old battered cases, tentative chords were played and hey presto Blue Tooth was born. Having set together the basic elemental’s of Bass, Rhythm and Lead, the trio needed a strong drum force to support the embryonic driving sound that was starting to blossom.
Instead, the three were joined by a firth of fourth, Scott Liddell, who added the bands trademark percussive sound (and obscenities) that have since become one of the main features of the bands live performances.

Early agreement was reached that Blue Tooth (as we were known) would focus strongly on all the classic rock and pop numbers that littered music history from the 50’s, onwards towards the present day and it was clear from the very outset that the band wanted to perform live music the way it always should be played, with power, drive and passion.

After a few weeks the decision was taken to advertise again, but this time for a lead vocalist and it wasn’t long before Michael Kane joined the band. Michael, a Geordie, stayed with the band for nearly 18 months until other opportunities, a complicated love-life, daytime television (Jeremy Kyle!!), and the police beckoned).
Once again the band advertised and a couple of girl singers were tried, tested, despoiled and discarded by Scott. Finally the band were joined by Dan Martindale, who, despite Scott’s advances, has remarkably remained with them ever since. Dan’s youth, tempered by the rest of the band’s alleged maturity, has resulted in a high energy and high performance level of musicianship rarely seen in semi-pro bands. (Who wrote this sh*t??)

2010 saw the departure of founding member Peter and the arrival of Iain (should have gone with the 5 stringer) Coull, whose natural ability on the bass added a further element to the already strong band. Iain played with the band for over 12 months and left in early 2012.

May 2012, after many months saw Chris Simpson join the band, a whipper snapper of just 20 years old and a student!! (We know we know!! Lazy student bum!! This was evident when setting up and taking the gear down!!)

Chris's natural ability sat well with the band and his youth brought the average age of the band down to about 50.

2012 saw the temporary departure of Scott while he went off travelling and experimenting!??! The band looked for drummers for a good few months with little success.

March 2013 saw the departure of Chris and the return of Scott.
7 bassists tried and the last night of auditions saw the arrival of one Mr Oto Sukovsky, hailing from the Czech Republic. Not a word of English but his passion and communication comes through his performance!

After the departure of Oto in 2014, the band was joined by Mark Ward. Who is hopefully a more permanent fixture for the low end!

So 13 years after that initial advert, Blue Tooth, a name we never really liked got shelved and Graffiti Tree rose like the proverbial phoenix. Now boasting a 100-number repertoire, a good local fan base, pro PA and lighting and a desire to perform at the top level. Graffiti Tree can create a music set based around your own likes and dislikes, matching the type and style of performance around the audience’s age range and social tastes.

If you agree that live music, when played well, can be such an inspiring experience, whether it is performed at a pub ,wedding, corporate or party function, and especially when performed by musicians who enjoy sharing their genuine feeling that the music must come first, then give us a call!

www.GraffitiTree.com
www.reverbnation.com/graffititree
www.facebok.com/GraffitiTree
Instagram: @GraffitiTree
Twitter: @GraffitiTree
Email: info@graffititree.com

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WRAP MY WORDS AROUND YOU DANIEL BEDINGFIELD Cover 4
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BOYS OF SUMMER DON HENLEY Cover 4
LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' DOOBIE BROTHERS Cover 4
ROADHOUSE BLUES DOORS Cover 4
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF DURAN DURAN Cover 4
RIO DURAN DURAN Cover 4
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PRETENDER FOO FIGHTERS Cover 4
ALL RIGHT NOW FREE Cover 4
WISHING WELL FREE Cover 4
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SWEET CHILD 0' MINE GUNS N ROSES Cover 4
POWER OF LOVE HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS Cover 4
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I PREDICT A RIOT KAISER CHIEFS Cover 4
I KISSED A GIRL KATY PERRY Cover 4
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MOLLY'S CHAMBERS KINGS OF LEON Cover 4
SEX ON FIRE KINGS OF LEON Cover 4
USE SOMEBODY KINGS OF LEON Cover 4
ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY LENNY KARAVITZ Cover 4
OVE REARS ITS UGLY HEAD LIVING COLOUR Cover 4
BAGGY TROUSERS MADNESS Cover 4
SHE WILL BE LOVED MAROON 5 Cover 4
WHEN WE COLLIDE MATT CARDLE/BIFFY CLYRO Cover 4
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY MAVERICKS Cover 4
I'LL BE OK McFLY Cover 4
BEAT IT MICHAEL JACKSON Cover 4
BILLIE JEAN MICHAEL JACKSON Cover 4
THRILLER MICHAEL JACKSON Cover 4
BEDS ARE BURNING MIDNIGHT OIL Cover 4
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SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT NIRVANA Cover 4
LIVE FOREVER OASIS Cover 4
STOP CRYING YOUR HEART OUT OASIS Cover 4
COMFORTABLY NUMB PINK FLOYD Cover 4
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE POLICE Cover 4
SYNCHRONICITY II POLICE Cover 4
PURPLE RAIN PRINCE Cover 4
500 MILES PROCLAIMERS Cover 4
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A KIND OFMAGIC QUEEN Cover 4
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE QUEEN Cover 4
DON'T STOP ME NOW QUEEN Cover 4
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EVERYBODY HURTS REM Cover 4
THE ONE I LOVE REM Cover 4
WILD ABOUT YOU ROBBEN FORD Cover 4
ANGELS ROBBIE WILLIAMS Cover 4
ENTERTAIN YOU ROBBIE WILLIAMS Cover 4
BROWN SUGAR ROLLING STONES Cover 4
HONKY TONK WOMEN ROLLING STONES Cover 4
HOLDING BACK THE YEARS SIMPLY RED Cover 4
MERRY XMAS SLADE Cover 4
YOU ARE ALL I HAVE SNOW PATROL Cover 4
CHASING CARS SNOW PATROL Cover 4
GOLD SPANDAU BALLET Cover 4
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN SPRINSTEEN Cover 4
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REELIN IN THE YEARS STEELY DAN Cover 4
RIKKI DON'T LOSE THAT NUMBER STEELY DAN Cover 4
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GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN STEREOPOHNICS Cover 4
FIELDS OF GOLD STING Cover 4
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VERTIGO U2 Cover 4
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GIMMIE ALL YOUR LOVIN' ZZ TOP Cover 4
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Graffiti Tree seek drummer

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Posted By : Graffiti Tree | Comments : 4 |

15 years a band, pop rock covers 60's to present.