Male vocalist, pianist, songwriter, and producer, specializing in indie-pop, alternative R&B, trip hop, electronic, and any other type of genre bending music.
Hi I'm Garrison Evans and I just recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors in Professional Music with focuses in songwriting and electronic production. I can do regular vocals, demo vocals, and background vocals, such as male lower octave doubling (ex. Drive by Halsey). I can also play keyboard and have some experience with guitar and cello.
With a major in songwriting, I have experience writing and co-writing with and for other artists in almost every genre including but not limited to pop, rock, R&B, alternative, indie, folk, etc. I've co-written a couple of songs that have upcoming releases. My songwriting services include any combination of lyrics, melody, harmony, and top-lining. Hit me up with any song ideas you'd like written and I can help you complete them!
I also do have experience with production. My DAW's of choice are Ableton and Logic. My production services include creating beats, demo production, and remixing. I've produced my own music, co-produced songs for my friends, and remixed a couple of songs as well.
Message me through the contact button if you're interested in working with me!
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Interview with Garrison Evans
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do is songwriting. Whether it be lyrics, melody, or harmony, I got you. I am also able to offer singing, piano, keyboard, beat making, and remix services.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm very inspired by the singing, songwriting, and production of a wide variety of different artists from almost all genres. To name a few, I'm strongly influenced by BANKS, Troye Sivan, James Blake, Bon Iver, Julien Baker, Terror Jr, Felix Snow, London Grammar, Selena Gomez, Maggie Rogers, Aly & AJ, Sasha Sloan, and Lauv.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup consists of Logic and Ableton, a vocal mic, a MIDI keyboard, an Ableton Push, a guitar, a regular keyboard, my voice, and my creative songwriting ideas.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It's different for each project, but specifically for songwriting, my process is being given an idea, a melody, a lyric, a chord progression, etc. and building off of that based off the genre, mood, and story that either I or the person I'm writing for wants to tell. When it comes to making demos and instrumentals for songs, I take into consideration the genre, which three artists/songs they want the song to sound like, the emotion/mood, and the story behind the song. As for remixing, I reimagine the song in different contexts and usually end up creating an ambient, chill, and ethereal version of the song. For singing, I'll make sure I'm warmed up first and practice whatever needs to be recorded first before going into my little studio and recording a handful of takes. Then, if the client wants, I'll edit it a little to make it sound better and fit the track if I am provided with one, or I'll send them over the session so they can edit it themselves if that is what they prefer.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an element of honest truth, emotion, and storytelling to a song. Whether it be singing, songwriting, or production, I'll spend time really trying to find and understand the main central themes around the song and build around that. I believe the success of a song depends on how it's content and emotions match up and perfectly combine the elements of singing, songwriting, and production.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is definitely creating songs and telling an honest and cohesive story through the lyrics, melody, harmony, instrumentation, and production.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on a combination of indie, alternative, pop, electronic, folk, and R&B.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: You can edit pitch and rhythm, but you can't edit emotion.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with every artist I listed as a professional who inspires me, but lately I think working with Maggie Rogers would be such a wonderful and eye opening experience, just because her music as a whole is so unique and different from anything else I've ever heard and seen and I'd love to pick her brain and collaborate with her to make something amazing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'd describe my style as genre bending, introspective, honest, and emotional.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I just graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music - Songwriting & Electronic Production and I'm now working on my own artist project, writing for other artists, and interning at a music publishing and sync licensing company. I've been singing and writing for as long as I can remember, and producing for about 5 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Ableton Push, a MIDI keyboard, my microphone, my Scarlett Interface, and a vocoder.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to reach out to anyone! You'll never know the connections you'll make.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It all depends on what services they're looking for, but I especially like to ask what artists they are influenced by, especially for the specific song they're working on, and what genre, story, and emotion they're going for.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm gonna audition for The Voice I guess?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being able to bring these stories we write into songs to life.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to make sure you're completely satisfied with how your song sounds and that it's the best and most honest piece of work it can be.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Stacey Kelleher & Connor McCoy
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on my next single and hoping to get it released in early 2019.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm definitely proud of my EP that I released in May of 2018. I played the role of singer, songwriter, and co-producer on all of the tracks.