Looking to shake off the fall funk? Going out to a live show may be the perfect way to do it, and Garrett have two coming up real soon!
How soon? Well, next Friday (October 14) they'll be headlining the Roxy and are being joined by Army of Smiles. Bring some friends and make a night of it - the Roxy is right in the middle of the Granville strip (a short walk from Granville Station), so grab some dinner, some drinks, and head on over to the show! With some awesome new songs being added to their live set, it's not something you're going to want to miss! Here's a link to buy your tickets online: https://www.myshowpass.com/garrett-w-army-of-smiles/
THEN on November 5 the Columbia Theatre presents New West Rocks with Garrett! The guys are really excited to come back to the Columbia and to New West. More new material and some surprises to come at that show too, so pick up your tickets at thecolumbia.net
Tickets for both shows are $10 in advance, $13 at the door, so it seems to me that you should probably go to both ;) - which you can do for $20! you're not going to get this kind of value for money anywhere else in this city! See you there!
Garrett will be performing at the Landmark Showcase Festival on Saturday, May 31. Tixs are $13 and available from the band. Come down and support the band or purchase a ticket and watch the event being streamed live. Ticket holders will be given a pass code to watch the event over the internet.
Everyone who purchases a ticket from the band will receive a complimentary Garrett “Prophecy” CD. A $10 value.
For more info on the Festival visit:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Landmark-Events/192145550798785 or http://WWW.LANDMARKEVENTS.NET/
Stay tuned for upcoming news, dates and new CD scheduled for this fall.
Join us for a Rockin' NYE Celebration.
Thats right folks Zen Archer is back and they will be Rockin' the Columbia Theatre with Canadian Rock Legend Frank Soda.
Live Music, Great Sound, Great Food and Fabulous Staff. Come on down and party until it's 2013!
Frank Soda - Guitar & Vox Sean Garrett - Bass & Vox Andrew Lorimer - Keyboards & Vox Kelly Stodola - Drums You can't go wrong with this awesome line-up of seasoned players...
Opening the show is singer songwriter Robin Atchison... as well there will be a special performance from Canadian Rock Legend Frank Soda.
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON LINE NOW @ http://lafflines.com/res-columbia.html or you can pick them up at The Columbia Theatre on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
Doors: 8PM The Columbia Theatre 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
The Columbia is only a 3 minute walk from the Columbia Skytrain Station so there is no need to drive! Translink will provide free service on NYE after 5PM check their website for up to date info. For those of you driving there is ample parking in the area and it's free after 6PM in New West... So no plugging the meter!
Like any self-respecting rocker, Sean Garrett isn’t about to divulge his age. But he’s been around long enough to remember when California Dreamin’ and Zodiac were happening New Westminster rock clubs that cultivated local bands. For a stretch he organized jam nights at Nix Pub at the old Burnaby Hotel on Kingsway. Now he’s hoping to revive the city’s moribund rock music scene by hosting his own Wednesday Night Jam beginning Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., at The Columbia.
Garrett, a bassist and vocalist who has three solo albums to his name, will be trading riffs with guitarist/producer Rick Boulter and drummer Frank Baker, who’s played the skins for bands like Trooper, Prism and Nick Gilder. And they’re only too happy to have other local rockers join them on stage. Who knows what might happen?
“It’s so important to interact with other players,” says Garrett, who was born and grew up in New West. “Everyone knows each other but they don’t get a chance to play together.”
Jam nights, says Garrett, can be a percolator for new music, even new bands. They’re a chance for veterans to flex their chops and new musicians to network, maybe learn a few tricks, form new partnerships. It’s a creative, relaxed atmosphere that’s more about camaraderie than getting noticed.
“It’s a good learning experience,” says Garrett. “Any chance you get to do your craft, it’s a great thing.”
It’s also a lot of fun. Especially when the disparate players find their groove and they all mesh.
“It’s a spine-tingling moment when you feel like you’re doing it right,” says Garrett.
That’s also true for the audience, who can watch for free. After all, that’s who musicians play for.
“You want people there listening,” says Garrett, who’s hopeful the lack of NHL hockey will help bring people out. “It’s exciting to be bringing rock music back to New West.”
To learn more about Wednesday Night Jam, follow the Upcoming Events link at www.seangarrett.net.
By: Mario Bartel October 2012 New Westminster Leader
Garrett's new CD "Seventh Star" is scheduled for worldwide release on iTunes this fall. Fans of the band will be able to get their hands on the new CD one week ahead of the actual release date. If you are on our mailing list, you will receive a bonus track absolutely free so stay tuned for an upcoming fan announcement!
Thanks for being a part of my musical journey here on Reverbnation. I have been selected to participate in this years VANCOUVER CFOX SEEDS 2010 Contest.
Round one voting starts today Monday, May 17th and runs until Sunday, June 6th. You can vote once a day during this time. You will need to sign up as a fan on this site in order to vote. It's simple and easy and I would appreciate your support.
Go to http://cfox.supernova.com/seangarrett click on the Vote Now and you will be re-directed to sign in as an existing user or sign up as a new fan. Once you are logged in or signed up you can return to my page listen to the songs, rate each song 5 and then hit Vote Now.....
Thanks for your continued support... You ROCK!
VOTING BEGINS MAY 17TH....
So drop by the site and have a listen to some of our West Coast talent.... Of course we would love if you became a fan and voted for us.... http://cfox.supernova.com/seangarrett
Here's a run down of the stages in the competition:
Round 1: Fan Voting: Online fan voting at cfox.com for Top 50 Bands (May 17-June 6)
Round 2: Live Showcases: From the Top 50 Bands, Fox Judges will decide which 20 will move on to round 2 the Live Showcase Showdown. All 20 Bands will be announced at 6pm Friday June 11. All showcases will be posted at cfox.com. Each band will perform for a panel of Judges on their randomly selected night.
Winners Announced: Mon July 5 at 6pm 3 Fox Vancouver Seeds 2010 Winners are announced on The 6 O'clock Rock Report Platinum Award Winner: Fox Vancouver Seeds executive panel decide which band will be awarded the Fox Vancouver Seeds 2010 Platinum Award at the Fox Vancouver Seeds 2010 Launch Party Date TBD
GARRETT FEATURED ON THE PROVINCE PLAYLIST
Vancouver singer/songwriter Garrett is currently being featured on The Province Playlist all this week... If you live in BC pick up a copy of today's Province newspaper or visit the on-line edition where you can download Garrett's new song "Feeding The Crazy".....
Province readers can download songs by rising stars in the local and national music scenes via the weekly Province Playlist.
To view this weeks playlist and download Garrett's new tune visit: http://tinyurl.com/y8yzhu4
You can also follow Garrett through his official blog at: http://swgarrett.typepad.com/blog/
Enjoy the song and add it to you music library.
One of my latest creations.... "Good Morning Good Afternoon"
Now available on Reverbnation.... Hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it....
Pre-production for the new CD coming out in July 2010...