Songs of breathing, sex, death and gardening....songs about walking, songs with Einstein in them, songs about keeping on keeping on, songs about heavy shit and songs as light as air. Lead by singer/songwriter Helen Woodbridge on vocals and baritone uke, EllY Tree, has Merlyn Bruce on cajon and melodica, Andy Heasman on bass and backing vocals and Hannah Hinchcliffe on sax and flute.
A mash-up of art-folk, pop, indie with a touch of ska, the sound brings passion and flair to upbeat and softer material. “We play at parties, pubs, folk clubs and venues like the John Peel Centre and the Wolsey Theatre in East Anglia and beyond. We love playing festivals like FolkEast, Woodbridge Maritime Festival, Weird and Wonderful Wood, Cosmic Puffin, Ipswich Music Day, the Beowulf Festival and Farmfest (Somerset). We have played live on BBC Radio Suffolk." EllY Tree will get your feet tapping and your pulse rising.
Here are some of the things people have said about the band:
“Driving contemporary folk combining sharp observational lyricism and soaring melodies”
“Imaginative, soulful, enchanting.”
“Artful songs that catch you off guard with wistfullness one moment and power the next. Songs that come from life but create a world which is strange and compelling.”