Mike Garrigan, Brian Wiltsey
430 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC, 27601
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:15 PM
This event is 21 and over
Mike Garrigan is a singer/songwriter and producer from Greensboro, NC.
He is best known for having been the front man of the Universal Records alternative rock band Collapsis, who garnered a #28 position on the Billboard Modern Rock Chart with “Automatic” in 2000. Collapsis disbanded in early 2001.
Mike joined the Atlantic Records band Athenaeum in 2001 as a support guitarist and vocalist. Athenaeum disbanded in 2004, but occasionally performs reunion shows.
Since 2002, Mike has recorded and released six albums: The Promise of Summer (2002), Gravity Affects Me (2004), Live at the Evening Muse (2005), Voyage of the Malamander (2010), The Return of Spring (2011), and Pillar of the Sun (2012).
Currently, Mike is working on the concluding album of his seasonal series, The Echoes of Winter.
Brian Wiltsey is a singer/songwriter living in Atlanta, GA. Known for his strong voice and knack for writing clever and catchy lyrics, Brian’s style can be described as sensitive artist to straight-up pop rocker. Whether performing solo or with his talented backing band, Brian Wiltsey never disappoints.
Music has meant so much to Wiltsey from the first time he heard a Beatles record as a little boy. “I can remember trying to always figure out if it was John or Paul singing lead before I even knew that the band had broken up 10 years before I was born”. To this day, I do not know where I would be without music.
With five solo records under his belt, his newly released “This Time Around” puts Brian back on the map in the mainstream pop/rock world. It’s a deviation from his previous album “Lucky Ones”, which brought out the laid back, sensitive side of Brian. “This Time Around” was produced by Mark Kano, former lead singer of the popular 90’s band Athenaeum and is sure to be his most promising album yet with each song having the potential to be a commercial hit. There are no fillers on this record. Brian’s full intent was to team up with a hit songwriter and create songs that can take him to the next level and gain a larger audience. Mark Kano was a big influence in the early stages of Brian’s career. It made perfect sense to approach Kano years later to produce this record. Wiltsey says it was surreal and exciting to work with someone he’d been a fan of for years. The two were able to achieve the sound that Wiltsey has been striving for the last ten years. It also doesn’t hurt that the album also features Joey Barnes on drums (Daughtry) and Brandon Bush on keys (Train, Sugarland).
Brian is no stranger to working with talented artists. His last album was co-produced with Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band. Wiltsey has had the privilege of sharing the stage with well know acts such as John Mayer, Edwin McCain, Angie Aparo, Jeffrey Gaines, and spent a few years as guitarist for American Idol finalist, Michael Johns.
Wiltsey’s goal is to get his new music out to as many listeners and industry folks as possible. His newest batch of songs will be pitched to every TV show, commercial, artist, record label, contest, publisher, and distributor that he can contact. With 12 years of touring and performing full time under his belt, the time is now for Wiltsey to take the leap to the next level of success, and he has the drive and talent to make it happen.
Brian Wiltsey has been given the gift of entertaining people with music. Nothing makes him feel more satisfied than bringing emotions out of people with a song. “If I can move one person every night with my voice and lyrics, then I've accomplished something special”. To sum it all up, Wiltsey creates melodies out of emotions and hopes to continue doing that until the day the music dies.