Treetop Sailors is a band rooted in a refreshing and modern blend of traditional southern blues rock and melodically driven pop music. The Sailors are known best for their high energy live show, featuring a mix of powerful driving blues rock and soul, filled with expressive improvisation and refreshing grooves. The Sailors consist of Jonathan Ellington (Guitar), Jacob Mecham (Vocals), Nick Casillo (Bass), and Chris Fadely (Drums). The Sailors are proud to call Austin, TX their home, as they have been taking the town by storm with a show that is second to none. Be sure to check them out as they anchor in a city near you on their 2012 North American Summer Tour!
The Treetop Sailors combine energy, talent and song writing to put on a live show that is second to none. Look out for the infectious sound, because once you catch it you'll be coming back for more.
--Patrick Davis - ATX After Dark
Headhunters, Sat. February 14th 2012 Headhunters nightclub on Red River and 8th Street in Austin, Texas is generally known for its gritty, heavy metal and punk line-ups. But tonight was a bit different. Singer Jacob Mecham's onstage presence is reminiscent of Blind Melon's Shannon Hoon—long-haired, hippy-happy with a brilliant smile, and a voice that uniquely makes his songs his own. Mecham's retro appearance and passionate voice caught the club's attention and kept it throughout the Sailors' entire set. Guitarist Jonathan Ellington plays aggressively, with a take-charge style but with enough of an emotional bluesy influence to pay fitting tribute to the band's new Austin home. Drummer Chris Fadely and bassist Nick Casillo lay down a locked-in, spot-on groove—stopwatch-steady yet with an abandon that separates the live show from sterile musician's clinic. Look for Treetop Sailors to make a name for themselves in Austin. Soon. Go see them while they're still playing dive bars for free
--Wiley Koepp - coyotemusic.com
By the time Treetop Sailors stepped on stage the party was jumping. They truly know and have exactly what it takes to entertain a crowd. Musically in tuned as a band and completely unpredictable performers, they have tuned me into an expressive and melodic feeling that was strictly invoked by their live performance. I danced, I conversed, I drank, I sang, I jammed, I closed my eyes and felt connected with the synergy of the room. I even had to take of my red stilettos off and throw on the flats so that I could keep up with the momentum of Treetop Sailors and the crowd. Representing different parts of the U.S., its no wonder they have such a free spirited diverse catalog of music. Treetop Sailors really epitomize "feel good music."
--Fiona, Forever Original