Youngtree are a 7 piece Dub/Reggae band from the hills of Maleny. Fusing heavy, 'one drop' roots reggae with psychedelic dub and experimental time signatures, Youngtree deliver a bass heavy sound that’s full of surprises. Inspired by the early sounds of Bob Marley, Don Carlos and Ernest Ranglin as well as a the deeper philosophies of the Rastafari movement, Youngtree have developed their own take on Reggae music, interpreting classic Jamaican styles with an original twist.
Youngtree have shared the stage with some of Australia's best reggae acts including Kingfisha, Dubmarine, Upsteppers, Chocolate Strings & Heart tribe as well as having had the honour of opening for Groundation on their Australian tour.
With a focus on relevant social, spiritual & political issues the lyrics of Youngtree convey the bands philosophy that the trials & tribulations facing today's society are a reflection of the personal struggles facing us all. The need to express unity through music has never been more important. Take a journey with Youngtree through the valleys of psychedelic dub to the peaks of spiritual roots reggae. Join the celebration of life and music as Youngtree continues to grow…
Youngtree is – Wayne Eden (vocals), Hayden Hack (vocals, guitar), Mitch Ruggles (bass), Paddy Kiernan (guitar), Wayne Reid (drums), Aaron Jensen (Percussion, trumpet) & Gregga Xoox (keyboard, melodica).
In 2011 the band has played sold out shows with Darky Roots and Kooii among others and is now set to take the stage at Island Vibe Festival and Caloundra Music Festival. Catch Youngtree live and experience their dynamic set and conscious message first hand, with a limited number of shows scheduled for the remainder of this year.