Bonsai Trees

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James MacPherson – vocals, guitars

Nick Sokol – drums, backing vocals

Larry Sniscakbass, backing vocals

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Bonsai Trees is a CT/NY/PA-based indie-rock band co-founded by James MacPherson and Nick Sokol in 2011.  The band has an extensive catalogue of music with relevant lyrics and memorable melodies, riffs and beats.

Bonsai Trees delivers performances with biting high energy and they are getting ready to release their 3rd full length LP “Learn to Grow” as a follow up to last years successful release “Not Bitter”. For more information, go to

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Vice Grips
the first single off the new album “LEARN TO GROW”

Official video of “Vice Grips” by Josh Wagner

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In 2017, Bonsai Trees released a full-length LP “NOT BITTER“, which is available for sale on the website, at gigs or by download on most digital media platforms.  

NOT BITTER 10 inch version

The album features the previously released singles Lift Off” and “You Owe Me

Official video of “Sophomore Slump” by Josh Wagner

Official video of “Lift Off” by Josh Wagner here

Check out the video of “CALM” here

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In 2015, Bonsai Trees released the EP “Live Free And Die

Live Free and Die cover

Official video for “Live Free and Die” by Megan Greer:
Bonsai Trees – Live Free And Die

View live footage of “Live Free and Die” at House of Blues in Boston April 2015:
Bonsai Trees – Live Free And Die

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In 2013, Bonsai Trees released their debut LP “Minimalist“, which is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and Bandcamp


“Frantic Love” video produced by Jamie Lamm:
Bonsai Trees – Frantic Love (video produced by Jamie Lamm)

“Who Knows Who Knows” video produced by Josh Wagner:
Bonsai Trees – Who Knows Who Knows


“Shovels” video produced by Josh Wagner:
Bonsai Trees – Shovels

“Hurricane Song” was released as a split with Mad Blackbirds:
Bonsai Trees – Hurricane Song

hurricane song split

Bonsai Trees cover Love Song by The Cure:
Bonsai Trees – cover of Love Song by the Cure

“Everything You Wanted” – live acoustic duo:
Bonsai Trees – Everything You Wanted

“Useless Children” Video produced by Josh Wagner:
Bonsai Trees – Useless Children

Bonsai Trees has performed at hundreds of events at music venues, fairs, festivals and colleges, including The Eastern States Exposition (The Big E), University of Connecticut in Storrs, Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Western New England University in Springfield MA, SUNY in Purchase NY and Emerson College in Boston MA.  Bonsai Trees was chosen to perform at the 2018 East Coast Music Conference in Norfolk VA, the 2016 Music Millennium Conference in Pittsburg PA, and the Music Forward Foundation’s “Bringing Down the House” event at the House of Blues in Boston MA.  They have opened for Frank Iero (of My Chemical Romance), Half Noise featuring Zac Farro (of Paramore), and Desiree Bassett (of Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson Immortal Tour), and others.

For bookings, contact

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