Sons of Granville earned three consecutive podiums in Georgia Straight's annual Best of Vancouver edition with a signature instrumental style featuring viola, guitar and cajon. Shades of romanticism and modern fusion mix with lively world-beat rhythms, the perfect blend of elegance and excitement for corporate events, staff parties, weddings and other special celebrations.
Sons of Granville formed in 2010 as a busking duo on the streets of Vancouver. Featuring Thomas Beckman on viola and Matthew Lennox on guitar, the two exchanged fire over rhythmic and harmonic forms that would give rise to dozens of followers and local notoriety.
In 2011 they released their self-titled debut and made their first of three consecutive “Best of Vancouver” appearances as voted by the readers of Georgia Straight. The band then added Jarrett Plett on cajon as they continued building a reputation for crazy street shows.
Through 2012 and 2013 the band became a staple of Vancouver’s entertainment district showcasing unbridled theatrics while gaining larger crowds, then also performing at the 2013 & 2014 Vancouver Spring Show and Squamish Music Festival.
In 2014, Sons of Granville became a winner of the Telus Storyhive competition and released the Imperative Drive LP and April Song music video as a farewell to their busking roots.
In 2016, producer/audio engineer Justin Brown joined the trio on guitar, and soon after as a new group, they released their own rendition of Sting’s ‘Fields of Gold.’