About James

James MacPherson is an award-winning* singer/songwriter and co-founder of
Bonsai Trees

Bonsai Trees started out as an indie rock duo co-founded by James MacPherson and drummer Nick Sokol in 2011.  The two met in their hometown high school in South Windsor, CT and have been creating and playing music together non stop ever since.  They just returned from a US tour and are about to release their 3rd full-length LP!  More details about the band can be found on the official website: BonsaiTreesBand.com or the Bonsai Trees tab on this site.

* * * BREAKING NEWS * * *

Bonsai Trees was recently nominated for Best Band in CT in the 2018 New England Music Awards!

You can VOTE here (only once) until August 22nd

Discography

Bonsai Trees just finished tracking their 3rd full-length LP “Learn to Grow” at Clubhouse Studios in Rhinebeck, NY.   The new album will be produced by Paul Antonell and mixed by Mike Dwyer.  Release date to be announced.  

The band previously released a full-length LP “Not Bitter” in October 2017, the single “Lift Off” in September 2017, the single “You Owe Me” in April 2017, the single “CALM” in October 2016, an EP “Live Free and Die“ in 2015, the single “Hurricane Song” in 2015, and a critically acclaimed debut LP “Minimalist“ in 2013.   Most of their music can be heard, downloaded and purchased on all digital media platforms, and physical CDs, T-shirts and other merch can be purchased at gigs or on their website (while supplies last).

Other Projects

James Mac 2017

The Lion and The Badger
James
 teamed up with the former Bonsai Trees guitarist Marshall Biever to form an acoustic duo called The Lion & The BadgerThey released a 6-song debut EP “Home” in December 2017.

Vicky.and.James (on Instagram)
James recently formed an acoustic duo with another high school friend Vicky Bui and the two are currently working on their debut EP.

James is also an accomplished solo performer and award winning singer/songwriter.  *At only 19 years old, James was honored to receive the 2016 New England RADAR Award for best singer/songwriter under 21 (sponsored by Pavoh.org).  Click to read the full Hartford Courant article.

Singer/songwriter judge Sarah Barrios, also a Connecticut musician and past RADAR award winner, said she was “looking for a songwriter that not only brings presence, rawness and soul to their music, but also has interesting lyrics and interesting chord progressions — that’s a really important package. I thought James did a fantastic job encompassing all of that.”

James has performed at hundreds of shows since his professional debut at only 13 years old and has an impressive original song catalog.  All UPCOMING and PAST SHOWS are listed in: PERFORMANCES.  Follow James on social media for the most up to date information.

You Tube videos of James solo:  www.youtube.com/jamesmacphersonmusic
James on Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/jamesmacpherson
James on Facebook and Twitter: @joshsfault

James on Instagram: @bonsaijames
James on Snapchat:  @ironicjames

You Tube videos of Bonsai Trees:  youtube.com/BonsaiTreesBand
Bonsai Trees on Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/bonsaitrees
Bonsai Trees Website: bonsaitreesband.com
Bandcamp:  bonsaitrees.bandcamp.com
Facebook:  facebook.com/reallysmalltrees
Sonicbids EPK: https://www.sonicbids.com/band/bonsai-trees
Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/bonsaitrees
Tumblr:  Bonsaitreesband.tumblr.com
Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram:  @bonsaitreesband

Official Videos:

Sophomore Slump (by Josh Wagner, from the new LP “Not Bitter)

Lift Off (by Josh Wagner, from the new LP “Not Bitter”)
Live Free And Die (by Megan Greer, from the EP “Live Free and Die”)
Cheater – live acoustic version (by Megan Greer, from the EP “Live Free and Die”)
Marina (by Josh Wagner, from the EP “Live Free and Die”)
CALM (by James MacPherson, single release)
Shovels (by Josh Wagner, from the LP “Minimalist”)
Who Knows, Who Knows (by Josh Wagner, from the LP “Minimalist”)

Email:
jamesmacmusic@gmail.com

bonsaitreesband@gmail.com

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