Review: Treetop Flyers, Holt Festival

Treetop Flyers in action at Holt Festival

Treetop Flyers in action at Holt Festival - Credit: Archant

Treetop Flyers

Holt Community Festival

Shut your eyes and the Treetop Flyers take you back 40 years and thousands of miles to the west coast of the USA.

Their close vocal harmonies, slick synchronised guitars and catchy folk soul songs with dash of country rock rekindle the days of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

But open them again and you see Morrison, Beer, Sherman, Starritt and Danan - talented young musicians in their own right, influenced by their parents' musical tastes which provided the soundtrack to their youth, and penning their own melodic, powerful songs.

Their gig at the community centre provided a highlight early in Holt Festival week.

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From the driving opener of their first single Things Will Change they switched up and down the gears from the folky acoustic Is It All Worth It to the massive rocking Haunted House finale, which had the crowd clapping along in true festival style.

The Flyers' stop-off in Holt between gigs in London and Nashville validated their 'best emerging band' award from Glastonbury in 2011.

Richard Batson

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