Andru Branch & Halfway Tree preparing to go on stage at the 1997 Canadian Organization of Campus Activities conference at Western University in London. Clockwise, from left to right are Mike Goodridge (drums), David Slater (saxophone), Andru Branch (vocals, keyboards and percussion), Bryden Baird (trumpet), Art Gold (trombone), Bernie Pitters (keyboards), Chris "Friendlyness" Hatton (bass), Ras Kawintseb Sellassie (lead guitar) and Tomaz "Moose" Jardim (rhythm guitar). This all-star line up of musicians took the stage immediately following an REM-style band, for which virtually the entire room full of delegates were sitting down, chatting amongst themselves, seemingly oblivious to the band on stage. Halfway Tree literally packed the dance floor from the first note to the last, after which we were flooded with invitations to perform at universities throughout the country. Booya!