Alternative rock, Folk rock, Indie rock
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The folk rock band Sherwood Forest originally started out in Bloomington, IL, as a solo vehicle for lead singer/keyboardist Clifford Close before inviting his two friends--which included current guitarist Matt Powers--to join him and form a band. With this line-up, they played a few shows, wrote a few songs, and even came out with their first release, “Live At Midnight Espresso” (available on BandCamp).
The band then went on a year hiatus when Clifford left for Nebraska to do school. When they came back, they added more band members and created their first studio release, a self-titled EP produced by Sammy Hinrichsen (also on BandCamp).
A year later and with an improved line-up, the band figured they had enough talent within the band to self-produce their own material. Thus was created their second studio release, “No Retreat.” Self-recorded and self-produced with no outside help, “No Retreat” has seen a lot of attention and success locally (available on iTunes, Spotify, and BandCamp).
With five members (Clifford Close, Matt Powers, Mitchell Owens [guitars], Trenton Perry [bass], Chandler Claps [drums]), the band hopes to tour more and write more to start work on their next release.

Current Project


Glow EP

We're working on our next EP and we need your help!

Greetings from Sherwood Forest! Thank you so much for checking out our PledgeMusic campaign! We're so excited about working on this next EP and we're glad to have you a part of it. By pledging with us, you not only get the chance to receive the EP before it's official release, but you also have the option to purchase all these cool items! Everything from a signed physical copy of the EP to an actual concert in your home! We've also got t-shirts! Thanks for making it possible for us t...
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