Local Music Rocks: Treehouse!
Kylie Petrovich Sunday, November 27, 2011
Music can be an extremely powerful catalyst. It can instantly influence the entire mood of a person or even a place. That is exactly what the band Treehouse! did for me and most likely everyone in JC’s North Myrtle Beach Bowling Alley Tuesday night. I’d had a bad day, but as I settled in and listened to Treehouse! jam their own blend of reggae-rock, I felt my spirits begin to rise.
Treehouse! is a three piece band based out of Myrtle Beach, SC. The band is comprised of Jeremy Anderson on guitar and vocals, Matt Link on bass and Trey Moody on drums. Treehouse! has been performing together for over two years. They began as a cover band, but developed into an original band with a distinct sound. Treehouse! still covers songs, but even their covers are very unique. The band rarely if ever stops between songs; jamming from one right into another. I had never heard a reggae version of the song “Faith”, especially not morphed directly into Sublime’s “Caress Me Down”. Now, if you’re like me and sometimes think jam bands drag things out for too long, you need not worry about these guys. Their musicality is great, and their timing is perfect. You won’t get bored I promise.
Treehouse! cut their teeth at venues in North Myrtle Beach such as Pirate’s Cove, Harold’s on the Ocean and JC’s Lounge. The band now plays venues throughout the Grand Strand. In December they kick off a tour that will take them throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.
If you would like more information about Treehouse! visit their website at http://www.treehousetheband.com. The site includes dates for upcoming shows, songs from their album, videos, photos and more. Do yourselves a favor and go check them out. They’re like candy for the soul.
Photocredit: Reuben Long Photography