GETTING TO KNOW ALVIN GARRETT
The GRAMMY-NOMINATED songwriter/ producer, Alvin Garrett, was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL and now resides in Birmingham, AL. Currently, Alvin has been making his mark on the R&B Charts with singles written and arranged for the Grammy Nominated Artist, Joe (“I Wanna Know,” “Stutter”). The latest single blazing the charts is the song “Love & Sex Pt 2 feat Kelly Rowland.” The original version of the song featured Fantasia and performed very well on the charts. The hit single, “I’d Rather Have A Love,” written by Garrett and performed by Joe, also made noise on the Billboard Urban AC charts. Alvin received his Grammy nomination in 2012 for writing the song, “Bring Your Praise”, which was featured on Gospel Album of The Year nominee, Trin-i-tee 5:7. He also won a Stellar Award in 2012 for his contribution to Urban Gospel Album of the Year winner, Deitrick Haddon. Alvin has displayed his creative versatility by writing and producing across a broad range of genres including Pop, R&B, Gospel, and Contemporary Jazz. His musical catalog includes placements and credits with The Bar-Kays, Ruben Studdard, Jarvis, Johnny Gill, Noel Gourdin, Trin-I-Tee 5:7, Deitrick Haddon, Alexis Spight, Jordan Knight, Veshawn Mitchell, and a host of independent artists.
Along with his thriving career in the background as a songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer, Alvin Garrett has stepped out front in a very big way with his solo debut album, “Expose Yourself.” With a variety of Urban and Soulful R&B, Alvin has tastefully arranged and delivered an instant classic. This musical compilation takes you on a ride through the heart and mind of a Gentleman, and puts you in the mood to fully EXPOSE YOURSELF. His single, “Never Gonna Find,” chronicles the emotions of a man that realizes that he’s found a love that is rare and needs to be preserved. Other songs such as “Make Love”, “To Be You With Me”, and “Let It Build” provide a sensual undertone for intimacy and relaxation. Ultimately, you can press play, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
Although Alvin Garrett has a vastly creative spirit, he has an equally brilliant mind for business. After graduating from Samford University in Birmingham, AL with a Business Management Degree in 2000, Alvin worked in corporate America for a few years. In 2002, he decided to leave the comforts and securities of his job and fully pursue his music career. Since then, he has successfully built a corporation that provides entertainment for corporate and private events, a production company, and a songwriting career. His decision to leave his job has proven to be a fruitful one. However, his experience in the world of business gave him a solid foundation on which to build his own empire.
The Alvin Garrett story is one that is still being written; and from the looks of it, we’re not even close to the climax. Stay tuned as the plot unfolds. #ExposeYourself