The Trees of Life, based in the Orlando suburb of Lake Mary, FL, spent their early days gaining traction with local music fans, and are quickly evolving into a regionally-respected live act with growing success on digital distribution channels such as iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify. From supporting roles opening for touring behemoths such as The Original Wailers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Stephen Marley, and The Supervillians, to headlining roles at the 2017 Sanford Music Festival and the 2017 Daytona Beach Original Music Festival, the band’s strength and versatility as a live act has paved the way for the success of their early studio releases.
The band name is derived from the tree of life, which typically symbolizes the connection between all living things and all forms of creation, and which has been adapted to represent the band’s positive message of hope and unity. “We wanted to come up with a name that means something to everyone—regardless of whether or not people know its significance to us personally. The name “Trees of Life” held a unique meaning to everyone who saw it before anyone ever heard the music behind it. We thought that was pretty resonant, so it stuck.” said Smoof, the lead vocalist of TOL, when asked where the name came from.
This band not only connects onstage, but has a strong relationship off stage that creates a positive energy as a group which others can feel and involve themselves in. Each band member has his own history of how he got to this point in his music career, and how they got together. Their musical style is a fusion of Reggae, Rock and Jam bands that have influenced each member individually to create the bigger picture that you see performed on stage. From Dispatch, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, State Radio, Citizen Cope, Pepper, Peter Tosh, James Brown, The Roots, Sly and The Family Stone, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Fugees. “To be honest, we gain inspiration all around us.” said Skylar, the Drummer of TOL.
The Trees of Life is proud to be on the lineup for the Rootfire at the Park Festival at Riverfront Park in Cocoa, FL on November 10-12, 2017, where TOL will warm up the stage for acts including Michael Franti & Spearhead, Shaggy, and Citizen Cope (please use the link http://smarturl.it/RATP17_treesoflife to buy your tickets so that the Trees of Life can prove that you love them!) Other upcoming shows include O’Leary’s Irish Pub in Debary, FL 10/13 and 10/28, 17th annual Deland Music Festival in Downtown Deland Chess Park Stage 11/4, ThirdEye Vibes Fest in Orlando 11/17 and Monkey Bar in Indialantic FL 12/2. The Trees of Life are very excited to continue sharing their music and message to everyone that will listen. You can find their music at www.thetreesof.life and at www.facebook.com/smoofandtol.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!! Step outside your shell and tell others why you are thankful to have them in your life. Thankful for the air we breath and to live in a space of all possibility. Thankful for everyone of you who support our music and help spread the good vibes! #herewegrow #happythanksgiving #weareallconnected #rootedinappreciation #twenty20forward
Happy birthday to our brother, guitarist, and fearless frontman James “Smoof” White!!! Everybody show the singer some love for his birthday. If you can’t find time today, then come out and wish him a happy belated in person at Liam Fitzpatrick’s on Saturday night!! We’ll be playin tunes from 7-11.
@barefootdesigns we appreciate all the love!! #herewegrow
It was a great pleasure sharing the stage with Stephen Marley at Rootfire At The Park last weekend! that moment realizing …. wait… I was just singing through that same microphone as Stephen Marley… gave me a little rush for sure. Shout out to Rootfire Ineffable Music Group and DeutermanProductions.com #rootedinappreciation #rootfire2017 #weareallconnected #twenty20forward #herewegrow
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