Garth’s music is a mixture of his influences and life. Born in the UK, he spent his early childhood in Africa and Fiji before his family settled in Australia, where he eventually worked his way as a song writing bass player through a variety of Australian bands. He has also toured and performed in America and Europe, playing at venues such as CBGB's, The Roxy, The House of Blues and Irving Center to name a few in the bands Ether and TOFOG.
The EP begins with “Altitude,” which has a Brit Pop feel with a big harmony vocal chorus and some twinkly piano in the middle eight. The second track, “Overseas Highway,” is as it’s title suggests about the amazing road that goes over the ocean down to the Florida Keys. It was co-written with Shannon Wheeler whose family lives down that way and basically reflects a little bit of her homesickness. The third track, “Here Where you Are,” is a quite spare track in the beginning with only guitar and vocals and then ends dramatically in a wave of backing vocals.
The songs were recorded in a studio where 90% of the equipment was made pre 1975. The producer Melvin Tree loves this studio because it can give you the sound of those landmark seventies albums recorded in studios like Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. In an age a samples he was able to use a real Hammond organ and Leslie Box, an original 1965 Ringo Starr model Ludwig Drum Kit and an original Fender 65 Reverb amplifier.
'Altitude' was recorded at Linear Recording in Sydney and produced by Melvin Tree. Mastering was by Kathy Naunton at Db Mastering Camperdown Sydney.
Guitar, bass and vocals by Garth Adam. Drums by Theo Katsantoni. Keyboards and backing vocals by Brendan O’Brien. Additional backing vocals by David Kelly.
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