Sherwood is a San Luis Obispo, California-based indie rock band. The band formed in late 2002 while several founding members were attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. With Nate Henry on bass and vocals, Dan Koch on drums, and Chris Armstrong on guitar, the group took the moniker "Sherwood" because of an inside band joke about creating an album that synced with Disney's 1973 "Robin Hood." With the addition of drummer Joe Greenetz in 2003, the band's lineup changed, and Dan Koch became the band's second guitar and their main songwriter. Later that year, keyboardist Chris Keene joined the members of Sherwood, and when Chris left the band to play for Number One Gun, Mike Leibovich took his place about a month after.
They released an independent self-titled EP in 2004 before securing a deal with SideCho Records in late 2004. They recorded "Sing, But Keep Going" in January 2005 at Sonikwire Studios in Irvine, California. Produced by Michael Rosas, it was released on May 31, 2005. Later that same year, founding member and guitarist Chris Armstrong announced that he was leaving the band. His position was initially filled by Lucas Starr, then their friend Gabe Dutton. Finally, guitarist Dave Provenzano joined the band in 2007.
They released a five-song EP titled "Summer EP" on May 8, 2006 which was distributed on Absolute Punk. The EP was also released on CD with a few extra songs and sold on tour.
Since the band's contract with SideCho Records was only a one-record deal, they were given much interest from many noteworthy record labels. In early November 2006, they signed a contract with Myspace Records, who released their sophomore effort "A Different Light" on March 13, 2007. They wrote "A Different Light" in Mexico and recorded it at Motor Studios in San Francisco, CA.
On September 13, 2009 the band released their 3rd album "QU" in the United States. The album was recorded in Valley Village, CA at Seagrass Studios with producer Brad Wood (Sunny Day Real Estate, Ben Lee, Far, Say Anything, Pete Yorn, Smashing Pumpkins) at the helm.
The band's original sound can be compared to "the Get Up Kids meets Mineral meets Further Seems Further," but since their founding in 2002, they've come to develop a sound that blends old-fashioned rock and progressive alternative, with ties to standards set by the Beach Boys.
In 2010 Sherwood announced at a show that the band would be releasing a new album in the summer of 2012. However, in early 2012 the band announced their official break up. On the band's Facebook, they said that they preferred to dedicate the rest of their lives to their families.
In September 2015, after a three and a half year disbandment, a campaign to fund the band's fourth studio album was created on Indiegogo.com and the goal of $20,000 was reached in just five days. The new album, "Some Things Never Leave You" was released June 17, 2016.
The band's line up includes:
Nate Henry – Lead vocals, bass guitar
Joe Greenetz – Drums
Dan Koch – Lead Guitar, Background vocals