Treebeard were formed in 1998 by Haze & World Turtle brothers Chris & Paul McMahon plus Paul Chisnell (Haze, Three Legged Cat, Old Pekuliar) and Gordon Walker (Ant Hill Mob & guest on World Turtle's 'Wilderness of Eden').
The band play original songs and tunes as well as a selection of rock, pop, folk (& even country!) songs in their own inimitable way.
The band describe their style as 'Heavy Wood', acoustic music played on a range of instruments, including guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki, accordion, balalaikas (of all sizes), plus assorted percussion, topped off with 4 & 5 part harmony vocals.
They are very popular on the beer festival circuit for their lively & entertaining stage show.
The band have recently been joined by Ceri Ashton (on flute/fiddle) of ceilidh band The Outlandish Knights & folk trio Hiraeth.
Treebeard released their debut CD 'Heavy Wood' on Gabadon Records in 2002 and are currently working on a follow-up CD.
They have a track "Train" featured on the "Forged in Sheffield" folk compilation.