Held By Trees: ‘Solace’ Live In January 2023

Held By Trees

‘Solace’ Live In January 2023

Tickets are now available following links here…


Following their highly successful and acclaimed debut live shows in October this year and featuring several Talk Talk/Mark Hollis alumni in the band, Held By Trees is bringing their widely acclaimed album ‘Solace’ to life in Cambridge, Manchester and Leeds in January 2023. David Joseph said: “I was so excited to bring Held By Trees to the live stage with our first three gigs in October. The audiences were mainly made of people who have taken ‘Solace’ to their hearts and we had a great time interpreting the record as a band. The new material seemed to go down well, too – and making sure there was some one-off improvised moments kept each show completely unique. The joy of playing this music is very real to each of us in the band as we listen to each other’s skill. It makes me so happy to see our audience take it all in.”

Held By Trees brings together the melodic prog rock elements of Pink Floyd with the sparse, jazz-inflected ambience of Spirit of Eden era Talk Talk. The live band led by multi-instrumentalist and composer David Joseph also includes the world-class musicianship of Robbie McIntosh on guitar, Laurence Pendrous on piano, and Andreas Panayi on flute, clarinet and saxophone – all three of whom worked with Talk Talk/Mark Hollis.

The performance features tracks from their globally critically acclaimed debut album ‘Solace’, as well as new material from their forthcoming EP.

Fans of Tortoise, Penguin Cafe and Sky may also love Held By Trees.

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Saturday 14th – The Portland Arms, CAMBRIDGE
Friday 20th – Band On The Wall, MANCHESTER
Saturday 21st – The Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS


“A fascinating project… Rekindles the spirit of Talk Talk to startling effect… channels their psychedelic post-rock vibe to an almost eerie degree” – Prog Magazine

“…beautifully played throughout…” – Mojo Magazine

“A tree is planted for every album sold… I’ll be planting a few trees – giving them out at Christmas!” – Guy Garvey, Elbow / BBC 6 Music

“…beautiful, minimalist, instrumental delight” – Scottish Daily Express

“Timely, important, beautiful music” – Under the Radar

“A tantalising project evokes the spirit of latter-era Talk Talk and David Gilmour-led Pink Floyd…highly recommended for fans of Hollis’ sparse aesthetic” – Classic Pop Magazine

“…sitting on the borders between Prog and ambient but often blurring the lines so that it is properly individual” – music-news.com

Solace charted at Number 4 on the Indie Breakers Chart and Number 23 on the main Indie Chart

‘Solace’ International Media Reactions, Video
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