The Magic Trees are back from Canada for another summer in England and have released their new album, Another Way To Exist, which was recorded in St. Annes last year.
The group, hailing from Saskatchewan, Canada, consists of two couples whose shared love of travel and music has introduced them to a different way of life.
Magic Trees will be kicking off their latest with three shows this weekend – The Station Tavern in Lytham (tonight), The Vic in St Annes (Saturday) and Tommy Ducks on South Promenade in Blackpool (Sunday).
Their live set features original songs from their two albums as well as classic rock covers from favourite artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, The Who, Nazareth, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Police and The Kinks.
The four members of Magic Trees met as actors performing Shakespeare in an outdoor festival and became close friends before ever playing music together. After honing their craft playing at parties, dances, and local clubs, they decided to use music as their vehicle to take them around the world. They put together a fun, high-energy show that combines bluesy rhythms, rock beats, a 70’s-sounding organ, a touch of acoustic guitar and tight vocal harmonies.
They recorded their debut CD Everything Is A Song in October 2010 and in addition to playing those songs, they picked a selection of 70s rock covers that they felt complemented the style of their original music.
Magic Trees has toured constantly since its inception in 2010, playing virtually every weekend in cities and towns across the Canadian prairies. In March 2011, the group embarked on a new adventure, travelling to the UK to spend a summer playing music, meeting people, and writing and recording the brand new disc.
After spending the winter touring Canada’s Prairie Provinces, Magic Trees are back in the UK for another summer of music and travel.
This year they will be performing as a five piece having added Fylde coast bassist Craig Kennerley (formerly of Twisted Romance) to the ranks for the tour.