Garrett Kato
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Garrett Kato

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"Canadian Indie Spotlight:Garrett Kato"

Garrett Kato

Feed Your Ears Homegrown Music…

Artist: Garrett Kato

Where from: Hails from Port Coquitlam BC (proof that suburbia breeds talent).

Sounds like: Indie folk pop-rock. Solid acoustic guitar riffs, harmonica, and instrumental background music accompany Kato’s signature breathy vocals.

Why it’s worth checking out: He’s been performing live shows all over the lower mainland since the age of 16. Kato is also part of a talented group of local musicians that write their own music. He describes each group of new songs as bookmarks in his life. Kato is currently taking part in the Peak Performance Project created by 100.5 The Peak and Music BC. The seven year 5.29 million dollar contest was open to musicians across BC and Kato is one of only 20 artists accepted to the project. You can pick up a copy of his EP, Lion in the Snow off stage at any of his upcoming performances; Section 3 Yale Town October 11th, Media Club October 13th, and The Cellar October 22nd. Check him out on myspace: - -Kendra Hart


Garrett's first self titled EP had got radio play on two major Vancouver Radio Stations, 100.5 The Peak and 99.3 The Fox. 99.3 The Fox featured the track "H.W." and 100.5 The Peak featured the second track "Mountains"



On Garrett Kato’s self-titled EP, he fills his work with images through poetic story-telling derived from the landmarks of life. “Its Fresh indie pop that will whisk you into a dreamy state” written by a Sir Groovy reviewer. He draws his influences from traditional Blue Grass as well as 1960’s and 70’s Folk and Rock and Roll.

His EP was recorded at Vogville Studios and at his home in Port Coquitlam, where he helped produce and track his own music. One track recorded from the new release was inspired from the motion picture film “There Will Be Blood” The track, “H.W.”, is based around the story of a young boy who was raised within the American Oil Industry in the early 20th century.

Garrett Kato was born and raised in Port Coquitlam B.C. where he found music from an old dusty electric guitar that his uncle gave him. Starting out, he played electric guitar for a modern rock band as well as working on his solo material. At the age of sixteen, he began playing gigs downtown and all across the lower mainland. Recently, he toured Vancouver Island, including dates in Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo.

Garrett’s music and songwriting has quickly brought him to the forefront of Vancouver’s local music scene. He rapidly created a buzz around the city and has been receiving high praise from all those who have heard him. In a span of a month, Garrett had reached the Top 10 of the highly regarded 99.3 The Fox Seeds competition, the Top 20 of 100.5 The Peak’s inaugural Peak Performance Project, and won a spot to play at the famous Vans Warped Tour at Thunderbird Stadium. During a live interview, Sandra Klaric of The Peak described Garrett as being “the next big thing”, and praised the “the quality of (his) musicianship and vocals” from his live performance.

Garrett can now be found playing regular gigs regular gigs around the Greater Vancouver area. He always plays his original songs, but will also be found playing classics from artists such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. You can catch him playing shows at live venues downtown, and in front of smaller crowds in coffee shops and restaurants,. Garrett will also playing more shows in other towns and cities in the near future.

Upon the release of his EP, Garrett will challenge and entertain his listeners through his melodies, imagery and life experiences. He is hopeful for a bright future and a fulfilling career doing what he truly loves.