Quotes

“Wow, they get us going, don’t they? Let’s all storm State Street!”

Jonathan Overby, WI Public Radio – Higher Ground

“…these guys cook!”

James Elliott Brooks, Irish Gazette

“It takes just one experience hearing Green Tea to become a fan… Perhaps that’s why, when weather pushed their concert on the Square show into the Great Hall last year, the place literally overflowed with people frantic to hear the music.”

Dino Corvino, City Pages

“Green Tea was one of the more successful events. They brought a sense of energy, audience interaction, and unique music to campus… Have fun on tour (Green Tea) and we will bring you back!”

Theo Awdng, SAC Spotlight Co-Chair, Luther College

About Green Tea

To share the unified soul that is music through ever-exciting songs and stories that drive bodies to move, inspire even the conscious observer, enchant the most intellectual spirit, and void the close-minded apparatus. It is this mission that renders the indie roots rock sound that Green Tea personifies. They are sometimes portrayed as tasting like String Cheese for Chili Peppers fans.

Sonic diversity flows rampant within this group whom originates from New York, Washington State, Illinois, and Wisconsin, yet combining these various wires is the natural fusion of Green Tea. It was at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point that Green Tea formed 10 years ago and with an evolution of members in 2011 and growth of musical roots from Celtic fusion to indie, Green Tea now serves up a powerful brand of original indie roots rock music. The upcoming new album “Wake the Conscious” summarizes this fresh perspective in songwriting and ultimately an energized stage performance. Mixing original indie hooks and lyrics with driving progressions is the band’s modus operandi, catalyzing original inventions on stage with a hint of “live jamming.”

“It takes just one experience hearing Green Tea to become a fan… Perhaps that’s why, when weather pushed their Concert on the Square show into the Great Hall last year, the place literally overflowed with people frantic to hear the music.” -Dino Corvino, City Pages

Green Tea’s keys are held down by Aaron Scharmer with styles enveloping jazz, rock, classical, and futurama - he’s the melotron phenomenon and improvisational whiz. The bass guitar fills bodies with John Julka behind it, otherwise known as miniFlea, John is SOLID energy. John Coletta, on flutes/whistles, vocals, and hands has been compared to Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull with his flying flute-rock stylings and art rock vocals. Besides being a world-renowned semiatician John is most likely “THE WORLD’S BEST” hands player (it has to be seen to be believed). At the core of Green Tea’s sound is Trevor Roark, vocals/guitars, with his original song arrangements that compliment the post post-modern thoughts of our civilized culture. This fresh sound, with intelligent lyrics, indemnifies him as the heart of the Green Tea’s sonic distinction. Yet, Zach Hubert drives home the band’s power on the drums. With unique percussive patterns, Zach gives each song an edge that fans love.

Green Tea continues to progress its fan base of thousands stemming from the Midwestern U.S. with a main stage performances at Oshkosh Waterfest (supporting Rusted Root twice), Milwaukee Irish Fest, Blissfest, Iowa Irish Fest, Porcupine Mt. Fest, Irish Fair of MN, Riverfront Rendezvous, Rocky Mountain Irish Fest, and headliners for the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour in 2008 and the largest St. Paddy’s celebration in WI - New Dublin Irish Fest 2008 & 2012. The band showcased at NACA-Northern Plains 2009 and has performed many colleges such as Luther College, St. Olaf, University of St. Thomas, UW-Stevens Point, MSU-Moorhead, and more… and they are slotted to perform a tour of colleges this spring. Not to mention, the group has rocked the stage at various arts centers and clubs around the Midwest including Fine Line, The Rave, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Door Community Auditorium, The Cedar, Falls Area PAC, Shank Hall, Mabel Tainter Center, and more… The band is endorsed by jamLink and was nominated for a 2010 WAMI and two MAMAs in 2008. Plus, the song “Shafted” received honorable mention in the 17th Billboard World Song Contest. Yet, the band has played the same stages as Melissa Etheridge, Nickel Creek, Indigo Girls, Blues Traveler, Guster, Richie Havens, Violent Femmes, & more…

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