John and Gretchen Cornwall are World Tree Music.
World Tree Music is a journey into love, legend and mystery through music and song. A cool rippling stream of organic and electronic sound ... a collage of energetic rhythms; topped with a voice like burnished crystal.Gretchen Cornwall is "The Voice" (Lead vocal, lyrics and melodies), John Cornwall (Composition/Arrangements, Guitar and Keyboard/virtual instruments and backup Vocals). Gnostic folk-rock fusions merging with classical influences. From electronic ambient to exciting world rhythms and songs of love, legend and mystery.
The World Tree or tree of life is a symbol with meaning shared across the myriad cultures of the world, merging many ancient wisdoms. We aim to fuse instruments and styles of the globe transcending national limits, space and time with hopeful and peaceful messages. We have been told that Gretchen’s voice is akin to Annie Haslam of Renaissance and Sarah Brightman; with orchestral, world rhythms and lyrics reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt, Enya, Clannad, Blackmore’s Night and the Moody Blues on a Wagnerian scale!
World Tree Music has one foot in the past, flirting with romantic Medieval and Renaissance Music; blended with modern technology and instruments for a unique, haunting and soulful sound. We hope to take you on a journey where the rules of music are bent, opening the doors to another dimension. If you enjoy Pentangle and Fairport Convention - with a dash of mystery and legend - then we think you may just enjoy World Tree Music!We enjoy life and making music - we hope you’ll share our journey too!!***
What people are saying about World Tree Music:Gretchen's version of "She Walks In Beauty" is exquisite and literally moved me to tears, making it one of my favourite songs on "Above and Below". "The Beast Within (Swallow Falls & The Afanc)" opens with and is laced throughout with a flute that Jethro Tull would envy and is accompanied by what sounds like a primal and well-traveled bodhran. Read the whole review at http://www.partyinkingston.com/music/reviews/worldtree.html