The Love & Exposure Tour with Grammy Nominated Producer and Songwriter Alvin Garrett kicks off Friday, February 7, 2013. The multi-city tour will start is Nashville and end in Birmingham. For more information visit www.alvingarrett.com.
Hot 107.7 All Black New Year’s Eve Party!
Featuring Live music from danI, Alvin Garrett and Logan!
Plus DJ Big Sweatt and DJ Willie in the Mix!
Hosted by Tasha Simone of Hot 107.7
For tickets and information call (205) 230-3082 or (205) 281-7196.
For hotel packages please call (205) 324-5000.
The Sheraton Civic Center – East Ball Room
Alvin Garret & Just A Few Cats featuring Logan at the Comedy Club Stardome on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. DJ Willie will be in the mix and the complete Stardome food and drink menu will be available!
It all goes down at the Comedy Club Stardome. Tickets are $16.50 and can be purchased online at stardome.com or by calling (205) 444-0008.
BUY YOUR TICKETS RIGHT NOW!!! THIS EVENT WILL SELL-OUT!
Tickets on sale at WWW.WORKPLAY.COM
$15/Adv….$20/Door (if available)
CD will be on sale for $10
Should you fail to act fast enough, please feel free to swing by, grab a cd, and celebrate in the bar.
And Ladies, Please Rock Your Butterscotch Pumps!!!!!
Encore Performance this Sunday! Marc Raby’s These Three Words Stage Play starring Chris Coleman, Alvin Garrett, MeMe Williams, Isis Jones and DJ Strick
Don’t miss the Encore Performance of Marc Raby’s These Three Words this Sunday only!
Marc Raby’s These 3 Words A Stage Play starring Chris Coleman, Alvin Garrett, MeMe Williams, Isis Jones, LP Like Paul and DJ Strick taking place July 29 – 31, 2012 at the Harrison Theatre on the Campus of Samford university.
Limited seating and tickets are only $25.00
Tickets are available online and preferred seating options are available at www.these3words.eventbrite.com.
1) Judging from the listening party, this product is about more than just music. It seems to be an entire movement. Can you share your vision on what you expect from this project?
The title of my album, “Expose Yourself”, carries a much deeper meaning than the sensual content of the song. Many people, including myself, have talents and gifts that we keep hidden for various reasons. Stepping out from behind the bass guitar was a big step for me, because the bass is safe for me. I have many more layers that I believe this project will allow people to see. Ultimately, I envision it being a bridge to much bigger plans I have for myself and all the stakeholders of my success.
2) I understand that you just celebrated your 10-year anniversary as an independent business owner. Tell us a little bit about that journey and what motivated you to leave your corporate job.
Yes! On June 22, 2012, I celebrated 10 years of Corporate Independence. I resigned from my corporate job to pursue music as my primary career, and it was an awesome decision. My vision for my music business, The Music Caterers, actually began during my college days at Samford University. I always desired to run my own business, but I went the corporate route after graduation to learn, earn, and prepare. From January 2000 until my resignation, I performed part-time as a bass guitarist with my band, Just A Few Cats. I was also in a band called, Freestyle Nation, with Maroon 5 member, PJ Morton. Ultimately, I was presented an opportunity that required I use the rest of my vacation days early in the year spring of 2002. At this point, I was forced to choose my dream or my job. I won’t lie and say it was an easy decision, because the money was good and I had a very promising career path laid out. I decided to follow my heart and my faith and pursue the dream. 10 years later, I must say that it has been a marvelous journey full of experiences, prosperity, challenges, accomplishments, and growth.
3) Tell us about your educational background and what helped prepare you for the world of business.
At Samford University, I majored in Business Management with a concentration in marketing. I was also fortunate to be elected as a member of the highly esteemed INROADS organization, which offers coveted training, internships, and corporate experience to highly qualified minority students all across the globe. These collective experiences taught me to view the world through a different scope. I was fortunate to learn and internalize the important core values of branding, relationship building, and customer service. As a musician, my business mindset enabled me to excel in what most consider to be a challenging entertainment market. My educational background also helped me stay level-headed when business quickly expanded through my association with American Idol and friend, Ruben Studdard. His success and loyalty to our business partnership led to a great deal of experience and financial growth. My educational background gave me the grounding I needed to avoid squandering such an opportunity.
4) We have certainly seen you mature as a musician and develop as a businessman. Can you elaborate on what motivates you musically as well as in the world of business?
I must admit that I am equally in love with music and business, but I am even more inspired by the concept of faith. It just doesn’t make sense that God would enable us with specific talents, then lock us in a box doing something totally different from what we were designed to do. Why shouldn’t I be successful doing what I was created to do? I decided that I’m the only person to blame for my unrealized potential. I cannot complain about what I fail to achieve if I fail to believe. (I accept motivational speaking engagements as well – SMILE)
5) I know that everything you do is a climb to your final destination. So, where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?
Since I was little boy, I’ve known that I was a leader. I’ve always felt out of place in any other capacity. On the football field, I was a leader. In the classroom, I was a leader. In the band, I’m a leader. In my career, I strive to be a leader. In my home, I pray to become a better leader. In the next 10 years, I will be a leader. I haven’t decided if I want to be President of The United States yet, but I will definitely be the president of a very successful organization. But most of all, I’m excited about being the leader of a family that includes a beautiful wife and an amazingly talented daughter (and a maybe a sibling or two).
Hear the latest music from Alvin Garrett below.
Click below to purchase and download Never Gonna Find!
Alvin Jerome Garrett a.k.a “Cornbread” (born February 5, 1978) is a GRAMMY-NOMINATED songwriter/ producer. He received his nomination in 2012 for writing the song, “Bring Your Praise”, which was featured on Gospel Album of The Year nominee, Trin-i-tee 5:7. From humble beginnings as a bass guitarist at his hometown church in Tuscaloosa, AL, Garrett has blossomed into a talented musical force. His aspirations as a songwriter and producer began in 2004 when he produced his first album with his band, Just A Few Cats (American Idol, Ruben Studdard’s original band in Birmingham, AL). From there, Garrett produced and recorded several independent projects under his production company, Jiffee Mixed Music, which includes Ashley Guin (www.ashleyguin.com), Logan (www.iamloganmusic.com), Just A Few Cats (www.justafewcats.com) and Count The Money Click (www.cdbaby.com/cd/countmoneyclick).
Mr. Garrett has displayed his creative versatility by writing and producing across a broad range of genres including Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Gospel, and Contemporary Jazz. Since 2004, “Cornbread” has continued to expand his skills in studio engineering, editing, and mixing as well as his musical catalog, which includes placements and credits with Ruben Studdard (“Don’t You Give Up”- I Need An Angel), Trin-I-Tee 5:7 (“Bring Your Praise” – Angel & Chanelle), Deitrick Haddon (“Power”- Church On The Moon), Noel Gourdin (9 song contributions – “Fresh: The Definition”, and Jordan Knight (“Inside” – Unfinished)
As a bass guitarist, Alvin “Cornbread” has performed the role of musical director for Ruben Studdard since 2003, and has toured with him extensively throughout the country. He also played bass with the American Idol 2 Tour in the Summer of 2003. As a session musician, he’s recorded live with many Gospel artists including Dorothy Norwood, James Bignon, Angela Spivey, and more.
After much urging from those who have heard his demos, Alvin has decided to release his own project as a vocalist, entitle “EXPOSE YOURSELF”. Those who know Cornbread would say that this is the LEAST EXPECTED THING! But those who have heard his work are not surprised that he’s finally stepping out from behind the bass guitar and grabbing the mic.
For more information and to hear Alvin’s new project visit http://www.reverbnation.com/alvingarrett
Doors open at 8pm, show begins at 9pm.
Tickets are on sale now for $12 in advance, $15 general admission and $20 for reserved seating.
Purchase your tickets today at http://www.justafewcats.eventbrite.com
For more information call (205) 543-0897.
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