Satya Matteo is a traveling musician. Born in India, raised in Italy, and moved to Australia at the age of nine, he has now taken to the life of a Traveling Troubadour, after relocating from the East Coast to the open spaces of the West Coast in order to dedicate himself to his creativity. Satya will bring his travelling tunes to Garrison from 4-7pm Sunday 4th of March.
Brenda Chapman is a singer/songwriter from NSW (via Fremantle) who now calls Albany home. She has a warm, velvety voice and a rhythmic, acoustic guitar style. Brenda performs tasty contemporary covers and quirky folk songs as well as her own homespun original material. She will be joined by special guest Lara Norman (from the Pepperjacks) on harmony vocals and violin. Their duo sound is rich, full and creamy, with a subtle hint of wandering gypsy and a fresh twist of humour. Brenda and Lara can be heard at Garrison from 6:30-9:30pm Sautrday night, 3rd of March,
This Thursday will feature two acts at Garrison – Shane Hopkinson from 6pm, and Dangermice from 7-9pm.
Dangermice and Shane Hopkinson return to Garrison this Friday night.
Formed in 2015 out of a mutual desire to write their own material, Dangermice is Angela Bristow-Baohm and Stewart McAllister. They’ve been playing in and around Albany ever since and are fresh from recent gigs in Denmark and Albany – Brave New Works,the Denmark Christmas Parade celebrations, Freehand Natural Wines and the Bootleg Sessions at 6 Degrees.Playing an eclectic range of songs by the likes of Billy Bragg, U2, David Bowie,The Black Keys, The Eurythmics, and Bruce Springsteen,as well as their own original tunes, Dangermice are an engaging and audience friendly multi-instrumental duo. With Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo and Tin Whistle and Kazoo they play a wide range of genres from gospel to folk to pop to foot stomping rhythm and blues.
The night’s music will be started by Shane Hopkinson, a young musician fast building a reputation for himself with his singing and acoustic guitar playing.
This Thursday at Garrison you can hear Jesse Pietersen - a solo musician and singer/songwriter based in Albany, who delivers acoustic renditions of well known and obscure music of eclectic genres. He also perform originals of a rock pop nature with progressive influences. Jesse’s performances are accompanied by looping, foot percussion and shredding solo guitar. Jesse’s influences include but are not limited to: Powderfinger, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots, Muse, Kingswood. Jesse will perform from 6pm Thursday 1st March.
Much loved on his last visit to Garrison, this Sunday sees the return of Mikey Long. Mikey is a local Blues and Roots musician with 15 years of performing experience. Originally hailing from Sydney, Mikey now calls Albany and the Great Southern home. An afternoon of laid-back blues, roots and contemporary music is guaranteed – from 4pm Sunday 25th Feb’.
Steven Bergmann ( Ukulele and keyboard ) Hailing from Denmark WA, Steve Bergmann is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for piano and ukelele. He has appeared regularly on the local Great Southern music scene in bands such as Soulfood, Shades of Blue and Katy & The Steeds. Being a finalist in the ABC Exhumed competition with the band D-cup with the skills of playing two melodicas at once! Loving most genres of music he enjoys making a crowd dance with popular songs from 50s-present. His original music is best described as jangly pop interspersed with slower ballads about life and loss.
"Being a physics teacher science is a big interest to me. My main influences are folky groups such as Mumford and Sons but I also like rock, bluegrass, reggae and roots. I picked up an electric guitar when I was 13 and have played in bands on and off ever since. Music has been a life saver for me and has helped me share a whole lot of joy with lots of amazing people!"
Steve will play from 6:30pm at Garrison this Saturday night.
Kris Nelson is a multi-award winning Indie/folk artist from Albany, WA. The sound has subtle leanings towards Neil Finn, Elliot Smith, Ryan Adams, Rodriguez and Conor Oberst. Since his solo project started Nelson has already landed some high profile supports, including Australian heavyweights Josh Pyke, Alex Lloyd and Kav Temperley. Work is already under way on his debut full-length album with the first track recorded by WAM as apart of the 2017 "Sounds of the Great Southern Project". The full-length album is looking at an early 2018 release. You can hear Kris from 6-9pm, Friday 23rd February at Garrison, Mt. Clarence.
Blake Grobbler brings his solo show to Garrison this Thursday night. Blake is a recording artist who has spent the last 22 years playing his music to willing listeners in 6 different countries and 5 different bands. Blake has settled in Albany Western Australia, where he is rapidly cementing his solid reputation as an all round artist with local musicians and venues the area has to offer. You can catch Blake playing solo with his voice, acoustic guitar and loop station, at the popular music venues around town. Blake will play from 6-9pm, Thursday 22nd February at Garrison, Mt. Clarence.
Evan Ayres debut his solo show a couple of weeks ago at Garrison. Evan spends his time around cows and chooks on a farm between Albany and Denmark. Singing and performing however is his first love. Whether it was grabbing a cucumber at woollies (as a 2-year-old to use as a guitar), learning to play guitar from his father at the age of 7, teaching himself the piano at the age of ten or performing Elvis and Michael Bublé in bands at school as a 17 year old, musical instruments are simply irresistible - much to his mother’s annoyance when trying to get him to study. Having written and recorded his original songs, with an EP being released in the middle of February, Evan also fronts a nine-piece swing band. Evan’s solo music features Evan singing, whilst playing guitar or piano, in jazzy/contemporary styles. Fishing is the only competition to music.
Terry Mack opens for rockin’ blues duo ‘Old School Road’ from 4pm Sunday 11th Feb’. Enjoy the views and tunes!
"Old School Road are a local South Coast blues duo performing interpretations of blues standards and classic rock songs, drawing from the early seventies such as Van Morrison, The Stones and The Doors. With Terry MacKintosh on percussion, acoustic guitar and gutsy passionate vocals and Kim Johnson playing electric guitar creating a cruisy blues sound. Together they seek to create a strong groove to get the body moving and the heart stirring. Old School Road perform regularly on the South Coast bringing decades of live performance background to appreciative audiences."
Something for everyone:
John McMullan - 4pm
John McMullan is a singer and guitarist form Denmark WA, who plays covers of folk/rock classics - singing songs from Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Tom Petty and more, doing his bit to keep the old hits alive!
James McAnulty 5pm
Discovered on the streets of Albany, this young guy and his banjo, worth listening too
Appalachian influenced banjo tunes, originals to old time traditional songs, bit left of field that will strangely draw you in.
The Easterly's - 6pm
The Easterly's duo bring their mellifluous sounds to Garrison restaurant this Sunday, featuring classic and original tunes from vocalist Jo Sharp and guitarist Kim Johnson.
Following the successful inaugural Sunset Session in December, ensure you don't miss out this time. We have secured a great young local artist Jordon Welshman for your entertainment. You also see the return of the G's great Street Food , with the things you loved last time plus some exiting new funky dishes. All ordered and served from our kitchen, so you get get to meet and talk to the chefs.
Its free to enter but you need to rsvp below and print your free ticket, (just so we can get a handle on numbers for food, and to ensure it's not too crowded for your safety)
This is a Family friendly event