The “I Climbed a Tree” EP is the new release from Gerard and the Watchmen, an acoustic folk collective based around the song writing of producer Dave Gerard. Gerard and the Watchmen combine the influence of 70s English and American folk with more modern alternative sounds and production. The record features prominent Vocal Harmonies, guitars and double bass, enhanced with, strings, lap steel, E-bowed banjo, mandolin and harp.
“Usurping the standard folk formula and carving a niche of their own, Gerard and the Watchmen have a habit of grabbing whatever instrument comes to hand — be it guitar, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, strings.… - retuning it and going from there. With rich harmonies meeting melody full on, Gerard and the Watchmen could be the next alt folk heros" The Wireless.
Influences – Neil Young, Sufjan Stevens, Laura Veirs, John Martyn, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Alexi Murdoch, Beach Boys, Ryan Adams.