Great alternative/metal/rock band with a great sound, both melodic and hard hitting they pretty much cover most of the rock spectrum, very entertaining indeed. Vocally fantastic, Lyrically superb and the music just rocks.
TREE New Jerseyʼs own RAFTREE is an alternative rock band that
infuses melodic rhythms and ferocious guitars with harmonic
vocals, creating a unique and powerful blend that demands
attention from both rock and metal enthusiasts alike.
Singer/songwriter Kenneth Raftree started as most musicians
do, playing covers in high school. Influenced by everything from
Led Zeppelin to Van Halen, Kenneth eventually moved from
guitar player to singer to songwriter – playing, singing and
writing for a few local original bands before starting his own
By 2009, with the addition of bassist Scott Jackson and drummer
Vincent Livolsi, RAFTREE had released their aptly title debut
demo EP “The Long Way”. Raftree’s 8 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
In 2013, RAFTREE released their new single “What I Say”. The
single, recorded by John Seymour at Media51 (Alice In Chains,
Santana) in association with George Roskos at Architekt Music
(Sevendust, Call Me No One) and mixed by Stacy OʼDell (Killcode)
was placed in rotation on numerous internet radio stations and
terrestrial college radio stations.
After the addition of lead guitarist Charlie Alaimo, and drummer
Andy Roland, RAFTREE again teamed up with John Seymour and
Stacy OʼDell to record their new.