Sons of Granville earned three consecutive podiums in Georgia Straight's annual Best of Vancouver edition with a signature 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 was formed by two busking virtuosos: violist Thomas Beckman and guitarist Matthew Lennox. In 2011 they released their self-titled debut and made the first of three consecutive “Best of Vancouver” appearances.
Later that year, the band added percussionist Jarrett Plett as they cemented a reputation for unbridled theatrics on viola, guitar and cajon. Throughout 2012 and 2013, the acoustic trio was a staple of Vancouver’s entertainment district while also performing large events like the Vancouver Spring Show and Squamish Music Festival. They released the feverishly-epic Imperative Drive LP in 2014 as a farewell to their busking roots.
Sons of Granville added producer-guitarist Justin Brown in 2015, emerging with a more polished and melodic style. They quickly became one of Vancouver’s top special events bands, playing acoustic music that carries a universal appeal.