The Story So Far
Formed in early 2017 by Jonno Smyth (Drums) and Aaron ‘Ham’ Hammersley (Guitar), Black Tree Vultures set out to combine their classic metal influences with a modern edge, to play to an audience ranging from seasoned metal veterans to new rock lovers. After recruiting Celyn Beynon (Vocals) to front the band, writing and recording began on their debut EP “Sanity Isn’t Perfect”. This was released on BTV records via plastic head media in February 2018.
The band crafted a strong live set and immediately took to the road, playing towns such as Oxford, Birmingham, Southampton & Colchester. Receiving great receptions wherever they went the band landed their first main support slot for Snakecharmer a few weeks before their debut E.P was released. Continuing to play live around the UK, Black Tree Vultures have supported the likes of Diablo Blvd, Bigfoot, Devilskin and Ryders Creed. The band soon found themselves in Europe to play live in Holland, Germany and Belgium. This included a Headline spot at the Dutch festival “Wolluk-Stock”.
Thanks to the support of the BTV fans, the band were voted to play at a Hard Rock Hell battle of the bands in August 2018 turning heads and securing more gigs for the future. Here they met ‘Ched’ Cheeseman who, after standing in on Bass, later went on to become a full time member completing the current line-up. Heading into the studio in late 2018, the band put down a 3 track live E.P which is the bands strongest sound to date. The band are touring as often as possible and delivering one hell of a live show everywhere they go.
“We adore playing live, its where we get most of our energy and inspiration…. We dare anyone who attends one of our shows to not have a good time. We are all united by our love and passion of music and nothing makes us happier than seeing a room full of people rockin’ out with us!”
Celyn Beynon - Lead Vocals
Aaron Hammersley - Lead Guitar
James “Ched” Cheeseman - Bass Guitar