SugaTree recently performed at the 2018 Boorowa Irish Woolfest in country New South Wales Australia. The trio were warmly received and looked after by the people of the small country town - who treated the band like royalty during the weekend. It was one of the most satisfying gigs Natalie, Yanni and Ryan have enjoyed. All the money raised from “This Time” CD sales were happily donated to the local Rotary Club for the farmers drought relief program. SugaTree would like to thank the Hilltops Council for inviting and taking good care of the band during the Woolfest weekend.
SugaTree recently performed to sold out audiences at the 2018 Port Fairy Folk Festival and the Australian Celtic Festival in May - taking out two awards at the Australian Celtic Music Awards - Best New Celtic Talent and Song of the Year. SugaTree were also invited to perform at the Boorowa Woolfest in September 2018.
(Two Tails Publishing)
I'm guessing you won't find many Americana, bluegrass, or celtic folk artists in Mornington Peninsula (Southeast of Melbourne), AUS, but this sumptuous six-year old trio of Natalie Parker, Ryan Pentland and Yanni Dellaportas meld all three style, with authenticity and aplomb. Throughout this debut full length (which follows their 2013 Motherland Ep), Parker's playful penny whistle invokes Irish dances as it weaves around carefree acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, piano, strings and djembe. Meanwhile, Parker's lovely-lilted expressive vocals and her two male mates's huskier harmonies and sporadic leads, give their soulful, spiritual roots music a radio friendly, crossover pop appeal - see the contented "Eyoh", admiring "As We Begin", determined "This Time", infatuated "Falling", coquettish "Talk About It" and coveting "Fly Away", each expressing romantic attachment in all its delightful and difficult phases (sugatree.bandcamp.com)
- The Big Takeover magazine - issue no 82
(Two Tails Publishing)
"The songs on This Time are melodic and pensive, and delivered with so much sincerity that you can't help but be drawn into the music. Beautiful instrumentation and expert arrangements offer just the right backing for the intelligent lyrics and nice smooth melodies. And the vocal harmonies are out-of-this-world."