West Cork, County Cork
The TreeSleepers are a five piece from West Cork, Ireland, playing original funky music to make ya wanna dance. “Their mongrel mix of blues, indie, punk and pop has been slowly perfected,” the five piece look “immediately comfortable on a major stage.” ( drop-d.ie )
The TreeSleepers congealed in early 2010 when lead singer LJ Devlin returned to West Cork after attending the Ballyfermot Rock School. Immediately looking for a new band she stole psychedelic rockers Good Dead Me, thrust a banjo and saxophone into their lead singer Jack Dubious’ arms, told drummer Rupert Housden to calm down, and basically left the guitarist, Wycliffe Cooper, and bassist, Caleb Clark, at it. They “are all dreads, beards, army boots and attidude. They deliver a relentless good time beat.” ( wearenoise.com )
They have been known to lose their drumkit for a cajon and bongo for more intimate, chilled out performances. Chew Your Own Fat said; "The TreeSleepers are an eclectic band with a plethora of instruments to hand, should a song be in need of a hint of banjo, or a sax solo. There is little to fault this band; they have all the elements of band that sets out to astound listeners be it via a recording or live on stage"
In the last year alone they have played at venues including The Workmans, Whelans and The Pavillion (Cork), as well as appearing at KnockanStockan Music Festival, Birr Vintage Festival, as well as regular appearances in many Dublin and Cork venues. They have also opened for many well known Irish acts including Big Bag of Sticks, Frank and Walters, Fred, Windings, Cathy Davey and Mick Flannery.
Their distinct blend of genres and energetic live shows has been known to leave audiences half naked.
“There’s a refreshing take-it-or-leave it kind of buzz to The Treesleepers. Upfront. Unaffected. Goes well with whiskey and a sneer.” (www.culch.ie )