Genre: Hip Hop/Rap, Funk, Rock
The BC Trees play hip hop with simple, cold beats from the band that highlight lyricist Matt’s socially-concious flow. Their groove-heavy, funky music is inspired by rap’s golden era, especially 2pac, the Wu-tang Clan, Nas, and early Outkast. The BC Trees play the Backstage Lounge, the Railway Club, the Anza Club, Nyala Restaurant, and the Modern, and share the stage with groups from any genre of music. The BC Trees have played two Commercial Drive Car-Free Vancouver days, and the videos from both shows can be seen on Youtube. Brothers Matt (vocals) and Eddie (production) began making hip hop in Boundary Bay while still in high school under the name Private Eyes. The BC Trees have currently released their new album "Imperfect Paradise" of 12 original tracks, recorded by Chad Hillard of Hillydilly.com. The album can be purchased on itunes and downloaded bctrees.bandcamp.com. Imperfect Paradise features Eddie playing bass alongside longtime collaborator, guitarist Ted Campbell. While drumming duites were split between Marek Tyc and Matt Van Slyke. The BC Trees can often be heard at the Open-mic nights in Vancouver at the Anza Club and Cafe Du Soleil, both on Thursday night.