Shade Tree started off as a band in 2001. From the start their cutting edge rock sound formed a fan base among youth and adults in Central Illinois.
Playing at numerous Festivals, youth events have increased their popularity among those of all ages. "Shade Tree has certainly made its mark on central Illinois" says Nick Vogel from the Times. Shade Tree has a very energetic, live show with a catchy, rock style and distinctive vocals that has quickly attracted their fan base."