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, these two virtuosos planted the roots for the band’s local notoriety.
In 2011 they released a self-titled debut and made the first of three consecutive “Best of Vancouver” appearances as voted by the readers of Georgia Straight. The band added percussionist Jarrett Plett as they cemented a reputation for unbridled theatrics.
Through 2012 and 2013 they were a staple of Vancouver’s entertainment district. They performed at the 2013/2014 Vancouver Spring Shows and the Squamish Music Festival. Also that year, Sons of Granville won the Telus Storyhive competition and released the Imperative Drive LP as a farewell to their busking roots.
Sons of Granville introduced a new look and sound with the addition of producer-guitarist Justin Brown in 2015, covering Sting’s heart-warming classic “Fields of Gold” shortly thereafter.