It is great to get updates from cool sources. It gives me all the more reason to write and update this site. Yes yes! We have a lot of wonderful music before the years ends and it is nice to have this band with us
When the Irish countryside becomes warm and sunny…it sounds exactly like The Garrett Wall Band!
GARRETT WALL BAND
Debut Cd released in US October 12th on
COSMIC TRIGGER RECORDS
Cosmic Trigger Records announces their newest release “SKY POINTING”, by the GARRETT WALL BAND (GWB). The album is the band’s US debut and was recorded live over three days at Madrid’s PKO studios. It was mixed in Nashville by David Ferguson (Rick Rubin’s engineer for the Johnny Cash albums and Jakob Dylan). The Garrett Wall Band is a wonderfully unique four-piece band, based in Madrid, comprising of members from Ireland, England and the USA, fronted by Irish singer songwriter, Garrett Wall.
This is the first CD by GWB and marks a point of departure for future recordings: the band’s highly original line-up eschews normal guidelines forming a clean and powerful acoustic concept in which each of the four members – Garrett Wall (guitar/piano/voice), Howard Brown (trumpet/voice), Robbie K. Jones (cajón – a Flamenco Drum Box) and Dave Mooney (bass/doublebass) – form a cornerstone in the foundation of the group’s sound.
The band’s lead singer and main songwriter, Garrett Wall, says of Sky Pointing: “Recording the album live over 3 days was very important to us as it reflects the core of what the group is about, playing live. Whatever we do from here on can be traced back to these first recordings and what they represent; a band comfortable with themselves on stage, where the dynamics and nuances are an ever changing and evolving thing. The great thing about Sky Pointing for me was that I got the chance to reboot songs of mine that had either never been recorded or had never gotten the right treatment. These include ‘Watching You Fall’, ‘Jealousy’, ‘Terrafirma’ and ‘All of the Above’, ‘All of the Above’ had particular meaning for me to rework it with the cajón playing of Robbie K Jones. As a result I really felt I had come full circle in my career and was starting a new with my most important musical step to date. As with ‘Force Majeure’ which is about the circular nature of things, when we fall we pick ourselves right up and keep going on. Nothing is perfect and perfection is not what we look for, more a perfect imperfection.”
Irish Music magazine Hot Press has called the band “…a supremely tight ensemble.” El Embrujo music magazine in Spain has called Sky Pointing, “…what could well be their first great work together…revitalized folk-pop, creating its own interesting universe.”
An accomplished musician, Garrett Wall is featured on the soundtrack for the Lionsgate feature film “Buried” starring Ryan Reynolds out this month at a theater near you.
Garrett sings the song over the closing credits of the film. Garrett is also very popular on Spanish television; he sings the title song for the animated series “Pocoyo” as well as having contributed material for several upcoming movies including “The Symmetry of Love”, “First Dog” and “Tea & Sangria”. Garrett has also written a commercial spot for Coca Cola that is airing in 80 markets around the world. GWB tours in Europe and after having completed three highly successful tours of Ireland, they will be in the US for on the East Coast in early 2011.
You can check out more of the band at http://www.garrettwallband.com & check out the video of their cut from the cd, JEALOUSY, ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTOq_Qb591Q
‘SKY POINTING’ on COSMIC TRIGGER RECORDS is available on iTunes and Amazon.com and all retail outlets that sell great music.