Half Tree -East Coast Reggae Hailing from South of Boston, This Reggae group formed after many years of Studio Sessions on many projects between Engineer & Producer Shane Violette & Singer/Songwriter Stanley Wright. The Project became a reality “Band” when the overwhelming positive response to the music that was created by both of these talented & Blessed musicians. The music took on a life of there own and started to catch much attention by Fans & Radio Stations alike! Half Tree’s new EP just hit Itunes & Spotify with great reviews. …Enjoy the good Vibes!
What Are Your Goals In The Music Industry? Seriously, We would be happy Recording & Touring while making a decent living from our music worldwide.. it takes unbelievable Motivation, Love & Support on all levels to make this happen, This band has many accomplished musicians that have had great success in past project but its a hard road, At the end of the day your music has to speak for it’s self!
What inspires you to make music? Everyday life inspires us to make music, It runs through our blood every second of every day, To create music that fans & people sing along too is better than any type of money or success! We are very fortunate & blessed to make music full time job.
Tell us about this project? This project has been a positive experience for the band.. in the sense, It’s vibes are uplifting & meaningful to us, We also feel this might be the best group of people we have ever worked together with. We hit the studio and finished our new EP “Plant a Seed” in less than 2 week.. everything! I guess when you work together as a team you can make extraordinary challenges painless….
What makes you different from other artists? Half Tree has a new twist on Roots Reggae, With front-man CR’s unique rap/r&b reggae style of delivery that hooks the listener in immediately, You’ll find your self singing along before you know it. With such tracks as “Moving to the Beach” that give off the vibes of a mellow Bob Marley song, To tracks like “Move It” That you would hear in a night club shaking the speakers off the wall. The band has been getting great reviews from all sources, The band feels very blessed!
Who were your musical inspirations growing up? Our Inspirations are very wide in genre, From Rock to Metal, R&B to Hip Hop and of course Reggae. If it’s good music we like it! From the Roots Rock Reggae side of things we would say the King Bob Marley, Damian Marley, Tarrus Riley, The Police, Third World Band, Mighty Mystic, Sublime, Yellowman, JBB, Protoje, Soja & so many more
Half Tree Won a spot on Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Reggae Edition Vol. 6!
“This song starts out slow and steady and I automatically know I will love it because of the Reggae vibe to it. We need more music like this on the radio. Your voice is absolutely amazing and I love the instruments in the background. This song has a very positive atmosphere and I would definitely like to listen to this live while eating a nice meal at a hipster bar.”
“This one is very Bob Marley meets Shaggy. Beautiful vocals on top on catchy instruments makes this one a nine! The lyrics are meaningful and the sound is soothing. I think this is the type of music anyone could be down with! It is new age reggae and its great!”
“This tune has a cool reggae beat. It's one of the best indie songs I've heard all day. It's the kind of music that can be an international hit. The vocals are fun and set a good party tone. I can imagine crowds dancing to this track on the weekends. It has the feel of number one record with elements of rap and jazz.”
“I like the live instruments. Musicians are very accomplished. Smooth reggae sound. Vocals are clear and production is nice and well done. Melodies are nice range and well done, horn section could be more pronounced. Overall a nice tune and i would listen to it again.”
“The driving sound of this reggae music is positive. The sound effects that the singer makes with his mouth is very original and expressive. It sounds like he is just feeling the music and going in his own lane. The bass guitar is strong and robust. This is a very uplifting track.”
“The guitar at the beginning of this song sounded foreign, in a good way though, and very well played as well as in tune. The drums sounded extremely great, and I loved the reggae feel of this one. The lyrics were very real, speaking of not monetary values and material possessions, but happiness from other sources. The accent was nice, instrumental exquisite, and this song could be a hit.”
“I enjoyed the guitar and percussion of this reggae piece.The vocals are light and clear, and slightly higher pitched.It switches the rhythm up a few times to keep the tune from becoming monotonous, and there is musical interest in the background through the use of horn instrumentation. It is a faster paced reggae song, and does not have the typical mellow feel to it. However it is a good song, and could become popular.”
“The instrumentation is fantastic. I expect to hear this music on kettle drums, not what I'm hearing and it's fantastic. The trumpets and variety of percussion instruments give this song a laidback, island feel. Then I hear both the acoustic and electric guitar and piano, not keyboard, piano. I never expected to hear this instrumentation in one song, but it's artfully done. This combination of instruments takes precision to play and fit together and this song does it perfectly. Then, the vocal line is also fantastic. The vocalist has the perfect voice for this song, with the island colloquialisms and accent. I love this song. I was pleasantly surprised by it.”
"Awesome groove, cool vibe, super killing vocals. It's hard to write when I can't stop dancing. I absolutely love the sound; I love the simplicity in the arrangement, the subtle production style, the tune, the band... Everybody that had something to do with this track obviously gets music. I'm definitely going to listen to this track again, in fact, this is one of the only artists I've reviewed that I'm itching to hear more from.”
“This song is good and i love it. The intro is just excellent and has a fresh and new start to it. The beat is nice that beach kind of feel is awesome. The artist here does have a talented voice and it is so pure with strength for sure. The melody is really nice. The lyrics are just wonderful and happy. Props guys on a successful song.”
“love it! great start very 'travy mccoy' sounding very reggae also i love it. very happy and uplifting vibes! the lyrics are so nice 'i hope your personality match your looks' lovely song! there is nothing like a goood love song! not enough talented artists in the game like this any more!! sure chart topper the world needs mopre of this guy!!”
“I love the cow bell sound. I love the beat. I love the voices. I would pay to listen to them. I was dancing in my seat. I am loving this song. Voices are good too so it makes it pleasing. The music was not to over powering. Love it.”
"I loved the mixture of the beats in the beginning. Definitely put me in a calming mood. It made me want to relax. I loved the sound of the singers. I thought the voices all matched nicely. They had passion in the words they sang. I loved the lyrics. The lyrics flee very smoothly off their lips and was written very nicely. I like the order they sing and the background music. I will definitely buy a CD if all their music sounds this good”
“There has never been a better song than this. I feel the tuning was beautiful and the artist was able to captivate my heart. I was so happy with the beat and the melody in the song. I was super interested and incredible well performed. The guys vocals were on point and I was happy. I think the guy was amazingly technical.”
"I like the small cow bell effect added into the introduction, that fades into the steady beat that makes up this song. it is very upbeat and full of harmony, this song is a great tune and i love the tone and accent of the singers voice. it is an overall great song to listen to as it is very easygoing and very catchy. i like the instrumental, i like the singing, and i especially like the lyrics. they are all unique in their own way and this song is very individual and interesting.”
“This song has a very catchy tune, right from the start of it. The vocalist also does a very good job of maintaining to amazing song. Taking it from amazing to outstanding. I feel that the personality of the vocalist really fits the song, and there is a very high chance that I would go to listen to his other songs.”
“Intro has me excited for this song. Very good tempo, it has me dances in my seat. He has a great voice, it's smooth and relaxed. The voices need a bit more background sound though to smooth it out a bit, or maybe they need to just sing a little bit softer. Over all this is a great song! Good job y'all. I think it is catchy enough to be popular.”
What Are People Saying
Guitar and reggae singer a great combination, the vocalist tone of voice is warm, clear and loud, I like this song, the tune and motion are great just enough to make you dance to the melody, a very good peace of track, a must hear soundtrack and single 10