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Ryan Kirkland - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar; Jeremy Butler - Bass, BGV; Josh Butler - Drums; ; *Tour Member:; Jordan Ensminger - Guitar, BGV
About the Artist
One of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need to Know,” BETWEEN THE TREES has been laying the groundwork down hard since releasing their 2007 debut album THE STORY AND THE SONG. All Music Guide said of their debut: “A strong album from a band whose story and songs are just beginning.” Touring continuously over the last two years, BETWEEN THE TREES has performed in front of thousands, with 400 live performances nationwide, and has played with such bands as Switchfoot, O.A.R., Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Flyleaf and Mae. The band has been invited on the Warped Tour bill for three consecutive years, and has had two sold out UK tours. With the release of SPAIN, the band is back with a killer album on Bonded Records that chronicles their growth over the last couple of years, honing in on the essence of their musical journey thus far.
With the release of SPAIN, the guys are really looking forward to hitting the road and showcasing their new material. “We love playing live,” says Ryan. “When we get onstage it makes it worth the grueling aspect of road travel. We love getting in front of people to pull them out of a bad day, and to inspire people. We want people to walk away from our shows feeling happy, positive; a retreat away from whatever a normal day would be for them.”
He continues, “There are a lot of bands out there with angst, but we’re all about positivity and inspiration. For me, I guess I think what we bring to the table is real down-to-earth guys just wanting to spread the message of positivity and love. Not in the hippy way, but we definitely are real genuine guys that don’t say things a certain way for p.r. stunts or for the purpose of making people like us. When we come off the stage we’re the same guys as on.”
BETWEEN THE TREES doesn’t just talk about it, they practice what they preach. Passionately involved in a campaign called “To Write Love On Her Arms,” their music has become the soundtrack for the organization’s campaign, which is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
The band – Ryan Kirkland (lead singer, guitar, keyboards), and brothers Josh Butler (drums) Jeremy Butler (bass) delivers an album of hard-hitting, ambitious songs riddled with unforgettable hooks. “We Can Try,” the first single from Spain has the makings of a can’t-get-it-out –of-your-head summer hit. Says Ryan: “”We Can Try’ is a song that we love collectively as a band…it comes from the perspective that life is obviously in constant change. Everything’s got to change, but you still have to strive…all you can do is try.”
With the release of SPAIN, the band is back with a killer album on Bonded Records that chronicles their growth over the last couple of years, honing in on the essence of their musical journey thus far.
Between The Trees - Spain
by When this Orlando, Florida, group's resume first landed on our desk in the form of their 2007 debut The Story And The Song, we moved it right to the top of the pile. Their objective: to secure an...