Bios of the Band Members:
Chris Taylor – bassist; our most recent member, Chris began his musical studies at the age of 8 with the cello, but quickly moved to the double bass and bass guitar. Having been in local bands since high school, Chris also participated in Orchestra, Jazz bands and studied Music Composition at Albion College in Michigan. Chris has an excellent ear for both musical writing as well as production. A father of two sons, Chris has only recently moved to Tucson, having lived in North Carolina and Michigan prior. With such a varied background, Chris enjoys a wide variety of styles including: The Pat Metheny Group, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, The Beatles, The Rippingtons, The Cars, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Stone Temple Pilots, Boston, Jim Croce and Rush.
Mike Peters - drummer/percussionist. Grew up just south of Nashville, TN where he lived most of his life. Mike started off singing in church, around age three, then picked up the harmonica when he was about six. Piano lessons followed but were dropped after about 3 years. Around 1990, Mike picked up drumming in middle school band then converted to the drum kit around 1991 and has continued drumming ever since then. Mike taught himself piano again and also picked up the guitar in college. Mike received his Bachelors in recording and studio production in 2003 from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). In addition to working in a couple of studios around the Nashville area, he has also played the drums/sang in many different bands in Tennessee and South Carolina.His influences: Jimmy Chamberlin, John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Chad Sexton, Matt Walker, Ryan Adams, The Beatles, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Pete Yorn, and many more.
Stephen Budd - singer/acoustic/electric guitar: Stephen began playing piano and singing in church choir as a youngster, later taking up the guitar and bass. He first began writing songs in his early teens. In high school he played in cover bands and then began writing and performing in bands during college. He has a B.A. in music production and engineering from Berklee and is married and the father of two. Stephen was born in England but grew up in Toledo, Ohio but also lived in Ann Arbor, Boston, Pittsburgh and other assorted places before moving to Tucson in 1996, where he and his family now reside. He cites a variety of influences including the Beatles, U2, the Doors, Depeche Mode, Richard Thompson, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman, Greg Brown, Elliott Smith, The Go-Betweens, Leonard Cohen, and Lucinda Williams.
Mike Sadler - guitarist: Mike has been playing guitar for over 20 years, and a few years ago, earned a B.M. in Guitar and Songwriting from the Berklee College of Music, in Boston, MA. As a veteran of many bands, he has learned how to blend his own creativity and style in unique ways, no matter who he is playing with. Mike plays lead guitar and sings harmony vocals in TreeHouseFire, and plays and sings in several other local bands (as lead, rhythm, banjo, and songwriter) as well. Mike is originally from Detroit, but has lived in Montana, Texas, and Boston on his way to settling in Tucson.