Gerry Gareau- "Feet Off the Brakes"
Gerry Gareau is a modern-country singer-songwriter based in Montreal, Canada. The artist is gaining national recognition for his debut single “Feet Off The Brakes”. This beautiful song explores the moment when you take a leap with the girl of your dreams. Finally, you get to start a life together. Even when everything is against you, you know that you can make it if your heart is in it and if you have true love as a guide. This introspective and slow-burning song showcases Gerry’s sophisticated handle of music. In addition to that, you also get an insight into his instinctive approach to songwriting and performance. Ever since this release, Gerry has been going from strength to strength. You can immediately tell that he writes from the soul. This leads to a direct musical connection with the listener, a quality that is very rare in music today. In the modern scene, these values are unfortunately disappearing, but Gerry is keeping the ﬂame alive. From the unique mix of great lyrics and engaging melodies, down to the immediacy of the hooks, this release channels a various range of inﬂuences to perfection, resulting in a balanced, diverse and exciting tone that will certainly please a very broad audience. His voice is emotional, yet engaging and direct, often serving as a great indication of his ability to connect with his audience through insightful and unapologetic lyricism. Gerry has a unique way to combine personal lyrics with relatable content It all starts with lyrics that are powerful and raw. Yet, Gerry throws in a modern spin that makes his sound resonate for his audience. Gerry’s distinctive and unique sound recalls the likes of Tom Petty, Jason Aldean, Jack Johnson, and Luke Combs, to mention but a few artists. Just like these iconic singers, Gerry blends heartfelt lyrics with a catchy aesthetic. MMG publishing has picked up Gerry’s original music, leasing them to artists on an international level. Many of his tracks have found a new voice with a diverse array of musicians around the world using his songs to touch their listeners.
Gerry Gareau has toured throughout South Africa, Canada and the United States. On top of his global touring, he’s also had extensive airplay as well as number one singles in South Africa, including “The Rich get Richer,“ “Broken Silence”. This just shows the talent of a proliﬁc writer like Gerry. His music is personal and intimate, yet the ideas are universally relatable.
On top of this, Gerry has also produced and released an alt-folk record “Acoustibluerock”. This album features popular songs such as “Once again” and “Like the cactus”. This record was created with next to no budget, and still made a huge impact on the Montreal music scene.
Notably, “Once again” explores tough themes such as the human condition and war. “Like the cactus” is a powerful song focusing on environmental conservation. In particular, this is an emotional live number and showcases Gerry’s role as a voice for his community and generation.
Throughout Montreal, Gerry has been performing live alongside his 16-year old son. The latter is a talented and versatile drummer. His live shows are distinctive and unique and have won him hearts across the country