Artree was born in 2008 at South Hill Park in Bracknell after deciding to put on an open mic night at the Arts Centre. Founded by Adrian Holden and Phil Daniels, it quickly grew into a flourishing community of musicians and fans alike, providing a first independent platform for the freshest young artists on the London’s circuit and beyond.
The monthly night and festival has now seen the likes of Chris Difford, Show Of Hands, Spiers & Bowden, Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, Lucy Ward, Jim Moray, Gilmore & Roberts, Richard Digance, Martha Tilston, Darren Black, Jamie Woon, Matthew & The Atlas, Anna Tabbush, Bob Fox, Jackie Leven, Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell, Amy Wadge & Pete Wiley plus many more all grace the stage.
Since its humble beginnings in The Cellar at South Hill Park we have now introduced another regular monthly show with Wokingham Music Club. More information can be found at www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk
Taking the blueprint of what has made Artree work so well, Artree Records was founded in June 2009 priding itself on creating a close working family in which to allow artists to develop at their own pace. Production on most releases is handled by Al Heslop from Creative Control Studios.
Artree has released, or is currently primed to release records by All Things Considered, Papaphone, Phoebe Wright and Scattered Few. There is even talk of putting out an Artree Label debut compilation record – Watch this space!
Continuing to evolve out of the sometimes faceless vacuum of the music industry for honest, independent champions of good music, Artree endeavours to fill that gap and push the boundaries of music well into 2017 and beyond.
The Artree Team