Press

“This is indeed real reggae music.” Tom Orr, World Music Central


“Andru Branch & Halfway Tree make internationally recognized reggae music of the highest order.” Halifax Jazz Festival 2013


“This band rocks, and would go down a storm on the European festival circuit, which is where they definitely belong.”                                                                           – John Masouri, Echoes UK Magazine


“One of the most outstanding performances at Reggae Sunsplash…Branch’s music is nothing like the new crossover/hip hop style of reggae. It sounds more like the Marley inspired tunes all the world has come to know and love…”
– The Sunday Herald, Kingston, Jamaica


“… some of the rootsiest, bottom heavy music ever to come out of the Great White North…nothing less than stunning.” 
– Exclaim! Magazine, Canada


“One of the best reggae artists in the country…Branch has obviously mastered the sound.”
– The Coast, Halifax, Canada


“Like medicine for the soul.” Michael Stack Media

“You can hear it when he sings and read it in his lyrics, songs of peace and unity in the spirit of the late Bob Marley…Halfway Tree sings the kind of songs that are missing in today’s mass market…”
The Town Crier, Toronto, Canada

“…the music they deliver is undoubtedly a continuum of the same spirit of the muse that moved Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Culture and others of the foundation reggae mould… Andru’s ability to evoke a primordial spirit that links him with the roots element of his music makes you sit up and take notice of his laid back, sensi-inspired riddims…someone whose respect and affinity for the best in reggae are propelling him into the limelight of a growing circle of fans…”
– Uprising International