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Garrigan

Garrigan

Garrigan


Garrigan writes rock songs that are as charming and enthralling as lyrically skewed. He is backed by an all-star band that can careen from the tracks but always finds them again. Garrigan can be compared to - if Freddy Mercury fronted The Who with the Beatles in the back-beat. Singer/Guitarist Jay Garrigan and drummist Shawn Lynch have played together for over ten years, and are familiar with the trials of many touring bands while they were in Charlotte NC’s indie rock outfit Poprocket: new loves Read more on Last.fm
Garrigan writes rock songs that are as charming and enthralling as lyrically skewed. He is backed by an all-star band that can careen from the tracks but always finds them again. Garrigan can be compared to - if Freddy Mercury fronted The Who with the Beatles in the back-beat. Singer/Guitarist Jay Garrigan and drummist Shawn Lynch have played together for over ten years, and are familiar with the trials of many touring bands while they were in Charlotte NC’s indie rock outfit Poprocket: new loves, unwavering fans, lasting friends, weddings, divorce, death, poverty, pawning equipment, record deals gone bad, and exploding bass players. Many people think Jay and Shawn are brothers, not because they look alike, but because they treat each other like brothers – always seemingly finishing each other’s jokes, or having the license to talk shit and simultaneously defend each other. Jay and Shawn met both CR Rollyson and Jason Atkins through the annual Fools Brigade benefit concert, where some of the best players of original music in Charlotte get together and play an annual concert for charity. Around the time of the 7th annual Fools Brigade, Spectra Records signed Jay Garrigan to a licensing and publishing deal based on his catchy, weird songs.

Shawn and Jay quickly recruited CR and Jason, and four practices later were playing shows. You could say that the members of Garrigan collectively have been in some of the most successful and interesting bands Charlotte has seen: Jay Garrigan (2nd Skin, Violet Strange, Laburnum, Poprocket, Garrigan Bros, Transmission Fields), Shawn Lynch (Lou Ford, Mitch Easter Band, Temperance League), CR Rollyson (The Sammies, The Talk), and Jason Atkins (who actually makes a living from all the b Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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