World Tree Music is John & Gretchen Cornwall. Gretchen is "The Voice" (Lead vocal, lyrics and melodies), John (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!
What people are saying about World Tree Music:
"Your music is beautiful". Love, Mike S. (The Waterboys)"
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"
Hello from Amsterdam World Tree. She walks in Beauty is blissful and so enchanting. Canterbury music so lovely. Welcome to where our worlds branches meet...". Pat Savage.
"...congratulations on your excellent CD!" Eric Swanopoel author of "Saving The World & Being Happy...".
"Wonderful arrangements and voice, especially on "Greensleeves" ! (I love the outfits as well)"... Alquimia.
"Your voice is a delight and the music is so soothing. Being half Irish and very aware of my ancient roots and in any case interested in history, I appreciate the musicianship. There are certain sounds that are reminiscent of long lost ages, that transcend time and place, that drift back through the centuries." Dawn Cloake.