Here's another one of our talented contestants for the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands!

Foreign Trees is a four-piece alternative rock band based in Harlem, comprised of Grayson McCarthy (vocals/guitar), Victor Picini (guitar), Mike Tirado (drums/vocals), and Zoltan (bass/vocals). 

Zoltan is a bass player raised in Hell's Kitchen who’s a guitar and bass instructor. Michael’s musical story began when his parents bought him the Rock Band video game! Grayson studies audio engineering and music production at City College of New York. Victor‘s interest in music began with the TV show Drake & Josh, where he was inspired by Drake Bell’s character. 

The band combines each member’s unique approach to create an energetic, soulful sound. The quartet produces pop rock jams influenced by The Killers, Green Day, Counting Crows, and The Black Keys, and their performances have included The Bitter End and Shrine World Music Venue.

Check out Foreign Trees’s first single, “Honestly,” and learn more about them on Bandcamp, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Join Foreign Trees and the rest of our contenders on Saturday, June 30 at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts for a great afternoon of music!