Spotlight Artist: Fast rising rock band Lone Tree and their new single, Rude Bwoy

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Time to shine the spotlight on a fast rising rock band hailing from Nairobi,Kenya. Allow me to introduce you to Lone Tree, formed in 2016 and consisting of 5 expat teens that have come together to deliver fresh new rock. The young talented musicians each bring to life their own influences and worldly styles, meshing together, to give you exactly what you need.

About the band:

For the first 4 years, the band was named Refuge which represented what they were all about: an escape from shallow, inauthentic music. Originally meant as a joke, it ended up symbolizing their drive for social progress as well as their origins as “development kids”.

Then something changed during the pandemic. 4 years together developed their skill and creativity but being hit with the biggest challenge imaginable determined their identity and purpose as a band. They worked intensively on their sound, songwriting and the message, letting their musical influences serve as inspiration rather than dogma, and developed their own contemporary interpretation. This all happened in their home studio on Lone Tree road and the band knew it had to mark the moment… hence the new name, Lone Tree. To the band, roots are as sacred as the principles you believe in.

Lone Tree’s influences are broad and reflect their deep knowledge of music history, across many genres. Major influences include the Allman Brothers, Santana, Gary Clark Jr., The Wailers, Xavier Rudd, Brittany Howard, Funkadelic, Sublime, Jethro Tull, Groundation, Fleetwood Mac, RATM and Buddy Guy.

Although they are expats in Nairobi, Lone Tree considers itself a Kenyan band with roots around the world – U.S., Bolivia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, U.K. and Belgium. The band’s youth and diversity are unmissable – members have collectively lived in 10 countries and speak 6 languages. The vocalist and lead guitarist are also siblings.

Now you have to check out their new single, Rude Bwoy which was released last week and will have a coveted spot on your playlist. The song has compelling vocals and a cool funky guitar vibe that will have you hooked from the start. Check out the new song by heading over here:

Band Members

  •  Teresa Sanders – lead singer
  • Patrick Sanders – lead guitar, vocals
  • Gabe Gebremedhin –  drums, vocals
  • Silas Piper – rhythm/slide guitar, vocals
  • Ben Matsaert – bass, keys

Make sure to visit their social media sites and stay up to date on their latest news. We will work on bringing you an interview so you can get to know your new favorite band; Lone Tree.


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