Shit Hot Records Historical Archives
Magic Tree (Carl Woodford, Tom Collier, Tom Upward, Tony Newcombe, Tim Marshall)
Magic Tree first formed in 1998 as a four piece (Drums, Bass, 2 x Guitar and vocals). The original members Carl Woodford, Tim Marshall, Tom Collier and Mike Darke all good friends who had just started playing their respective instruments at this point. After much experimentation and many changes in the lineup over the years Magic Tree developed into a five piece progressive rock band. Unfortunately due to the introverted nature of the band as a whole and despite constant writing, practising and progressing the band averaged only six gigs a year over the six years they were together. Magic Tree split up in 2004.
Inspiration: King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Genesis (Early), Crosby Stills & Nash, Led Zeppelin, Sonic Youth, The Verve (Early).