From: Union, NJ
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Metal
Members: Ken Raftree - Vocals, Kenneth Raftree, Eddie Tuberion, Charles Alaimo & Andy Roland - Vocals
New Jersey's own Raftree is a alternative-rock metal band that infuses melodic rhythms with harmonic vocals and ferocious guitars to create a unique powerful blend that demands attention from both rock and metal enthusiasts alike.
Singer/songwriter Kenneth Raftree started as most musicians playing covers. Influenced by everything from Led Zeppelin to Van Halen, Kenneth started playing playing guitar in high school. He had become a singer out of necessity. After numerous failed attempts to create a band, Kenneth decided to venture out on his own.
By 2006 with the bold culmination of efforts by bassist Scott Jackson and drummer Vincent Livolsi, released their aptly titled debut demo EP "The Long Way" is an indie Rock power house.
Raftree's 12 track introductory demo offering plays with all the vigor, grit and energy of a live performance. From beginning till end, "The Long Way"s rhythmic melodies, raucous guitar riffs and expressive vocals, easily connect with rock and metal enthusiast's of any denomination. The albums pro sound and production puts this indie debut on par with any major release and re affirms the old adage that anything worth doing right, is worth doing the long way.
Recently, RAFTREE has released the single - What I Say mixed by Stacy O’Dell (Killcode), recorded by John Seymour at Media51 (Alice in Chains, Santana) in association with George Roskos at Architekt Studios (Sevendust, Call Me No One).
In 2015, Raftree teams up again with Stacy O'Dell to release the new EP RAFTREE due out Spring 2015.
Current RAFTREE line-up is Kenneth Raftree (vocals/guitar), Andy Roland (Drums/vocals), Charlie Alaimo (lead guitar/vocals) & Eddie Tuberion (bass/vocals)
RAFTREE's new single What I Say (mixed by Stacy O'Dell (KILLCODE), recorded by John Seymour at Media 51 ALICE IN CHAINS, SANTANA) in association with George Roskos at Architeckt Studios (SEVENDUST & CALL ME NO ONE) is available for download on http://www.raftreeband.com