Written, performed and recorded in home town Mornington Peninsula Vic., New Orleans, Ireland, New York, Austin Texas, France, Hull London UK, Bali, Portugal, Spain, & around Oz, from Byron to Tilba and home..
In the past year and half changoTRee, have song-hopped the globe, travelling, recording, writing and performing shows in Canada, New Orleans, Texas, Ireland, New York, UK & France, as well as touring the Oz east coast.
This amazing journey has culminated in the new album“Postcards From Tomorrow”
The "Muse", is magical roots, blues-cruise, funky-folk with a splash of harmonies, swampy grooves with echos of "Rasta" Reggae
"ChangoTRee” is fronted by a brilliant and unique male/female songwriting “extra terestials”. Its shooting acoustic 8 string, parlour, resonator guitars, mandolin, drums and percussion.
Ian Treloar vocals /8&6 string acoustic/elec synth guitars, loops and Poly Bass
Ree Liddell vocals/ dobro / parlor guitar/mandolin.
Simon Dewar on drums percussion loops n harmony
Festivals of note include Wangaratta Jazz Blues Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival Mornington Cairns Tablelands Folk Roots Festivals. ChangoTRee’s debut album“Home” made # 1 and Tomorrow made #6 on the AMRAP, AirIt Regional charts and reviewed masterfully by Tony Hillier from Rhythms Magazine.
Here in Oz, they are touring their new album Postcards up the East Coast of Oz, then its back to Canada in June July. The amazing world wide journey continues.
"Wow! People are still talking about your gig two months later. It was the best show over the 2 years I have had the pub. I just wanted to thank you guys again for such a magical night sharing your Oz ROOTS music & spirit w the locals". John Byrne manager / John The Miner's Hotel, Carrick, Ireland (big thanks to Mr Steve Cooney for organising the show)
“changoTRee are - blessed with chameleonic vocals to gutbucket blues to Bonnie Raitt slide-drenched passion”
Rhythms Magazine Feature Writer/Reviewer - Tony Hillier
ChangoTRee would be fantastic ambassadors for Australian and more particularly Victorian music overseas. They are one of Victoria’s world class artists. Helen Jennings - multi award winning radio announcer (on PBS 106.7FM, Roots of Rhythms show for 32 years), including receiving the medal of the Order of Australia for service to music. Judging panels for over 20 years (the Arias, the Age Music Victoria Music awards).
"An exquisite blend of vocals & guitar artistry, forget the labels or genre, ChangoTRee cross all musical boundaries"
Frank Davidson / Wangaratta Jazz Blues Festival director different shade of blue 3wayfm.org.au
"My personal pick of performers at this years 2017 TFF was changoTRee."Charles
Cheesman,Tablelands Folk Festival Cairns, 2017 Vice President & Merch/Ticketing Coordinator.
"Where on earth have you been hiding- that was fantastic"
Barry Maxwell, the Blues guru of melb radio 3NRG FM, @ Melb. Docklands Blues/Arts festival
"Wow! People are still talking about your gig two months later. It was the best show over the 2 years I have had the pub. I just wanted to thank you guys again for such a magical night sharing your Oz ROOTS music & spirit w the locals".
John Byrne manager / John The Miner's Hotel, Carrick, Ireland.
"ChangoTRee perform live at RRR and always draw positive feedback from our listeners "
Bron Burton 3RRR producer/presenter Radio Marinara.
What's on 2019
Saint Andrews Brewery Rye sat 12-3
Rural Vic Tour - Dec 6 - 8
Empire Hotel - Beechworth Fri Dec 6
McEvoy Tavern Eldorado - Dec 7
Wandi Hotel Wandiligong - Dec 8
Heritage Hotel, balnarring
Beach 162, Frankston
Tour - Canada/San Francisco
June/July/August: East Coast Tour
(Oz East Coast Tour dates):
June 30 Sun - Cobargo Hotel
July 6 Sun The Lush factory Tilba
July 7 Sun Cobargo Hotel
July Fri 12 Old Manly Boatshed Sydney
July 13 tbc
July Sat 20 Middle Hotel Mullumbimby
July Thurs 25 Rails Hotel Byron Bay
July Fri 26 house party Gold Coast
July Sat 27 Dust Temple Gold Coast
Aug Fri 2 Aug tbc
Aug Sun 4 Bellingen Brewery
August, Fri 9 - Ranelagh
Aug Sat 10, Canadian Bay H. Mt Eliza
May: Rural Vic Tour
Saturday 18 - Bright Markets
Saturday 18 - Private Concert Beechworth
Sunday 19 - Bright Brewery
South Australian- Great Ocean Road Tour
Friday 12 – Crown Hotel, Victor Harbour, SA
Ian Treloar vox /8&6 string acoustic/elec synth guitars, Poly Bass
Ree Liddell vocals/ dobro / parlor guitar/mandolin, poly Bass
Simon Dewar on drums percussion loops n harmony
The collocation of the male/female singer-songwriters make for an exciting merge, creating a smorgasbord of unexpected song scapes. Ree Liddell through her grasp on the resonator, mandolin, parlor acoustic or the hybrid electric, finds her voice.
Ian's 8 string acoustic/electric guitar invention has his own signature “chang”. Hypnotic and lilting or hard-hitting with traces Hendrix and other guitar greats. Themes of space-junk, love, third-world rip-offs, rusted cars, politics, fun, environment; the stuff that makes the world go around - life.
At the heart of changoTRee is the poetic pith of retrospect and a song crafting which is honey for the world.