As musicians' lives change, so too does a band's line-up. Martha Kelly stepped in to replace Eric Landry, who began playing full time with Halifax's hardest working band, The Mellotones. Martha earned a degree in classical performance and maintains my favourite reggae tone ever! Heartical soloist Nick Fisher lifted up the sound with his soulful saxophone, plus melodica, which tripped out the band's regular dub sections. And though they are not blood related, brothers Marley and Johnny Parker filled out the guitar section. Pictured here is Andru Branch & Halfway Tree, waiting for the bus that will escort us to the stage to perform at the Montreal International Reggae Festival in 2007. From left to right are Johnny Parker (lead guitar and backing vocals), Andru Branch (vocals, keyboards and percussion), Martha Kelly (trombone and backing vocals), Jerome Thomas (drums), Nick Fisher (saxophone, melodica and percussion), Marley Parker (rhythm guitar) and the great Brian "Bassie" Atkinson (bass).