BALCONYTV DUBLIN 13/10/2008
PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
Garrett Wall has travelled full circle since the release of his debut album All of the Above.
After signing an international publishing deal with Peermusic Ireland he moved on to an edgier, electric sound with Change (Rico Records/Celtic Collections), a much rockier and dynamic album scoring him several radio hits and culminating in a series of prestigous concerts throughout Europe and the U.S.
Relocating to Madrid brought even more changes to Wall's writing and overall sound and when offered a deal by Peermusic Spain / Ireland to record his third album he teamed up with producers Maaya Thila who added a new depth to Gravity which was subsequently release in Ireland, Spain and Germany.
A powerful live performer Wall was invited in 2005 to take part in the Aygolive series of concerts throughout Spain which culminated in two successful supports to Ivan Ferreiro and the inclusion of "daylight, nighttime" on the Aygolive compilation album.
As a result of working together in the world of advertising and soundtracks, producer / engineer / musician Jose Luis Chicote invited Wall to work on the follow-up to Gravity with the recording of some acoustic demos in the Summer of 2004. In the following November top Irish drummer Ger Farrell flew over to Round Sound Studios in Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, to begin what would be an unforgettable year of recording and writing.
Featuring musicians from six different countries; Spain, United States, Ireland, England, Cuba and Slovenia and including Paul Moore (Bass), world renowned violinists Livia Sohn and Bojan Cvetreznik of Terrafolk fame, Grammy nominated Cuban rapper Nilo MC, cajon player Robbie Jones and Carlos Raya (Guitar/Pedal Steel) it is perhaps the first album to capture Wall's true sound, to balance the live with the studio. It is both exuberant pop and introspective folk, the dual identities of alt-country and indie rock.
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