Garrett Kato


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The Canadian-born, Australia-based singer-songwriter AND producer Garrett Kato creates out of his
Byron Bay home and utilizes his personal studio as an ever-evolving canvas.


Since settling in Australia, the Byron Bay local quietly went from busking and living out of a backpack
to tallying over 39 million worldwide streams and performing sold-out shows alongside Damien Rice
and Ziggy Alberts. He landed syncs in Hollywood blockbusters like Bad Moms as “Take It Slowly”
surpassed 12.4 million Spotify streams. His 2019 EP, Distant Land, earned the endorsement of Triple J
and Beatroute Magazine as the title track eclipsed 2 million Spotify streams. At the same time, he
cemented himself as an in-demand producer, working with the aforementioned Ziggy Alberts on his
2016 EP Four Feet in the Forest (certified Platinum in Aus) and his 2018 album Laps Around the
Sun (certified Platinum in Aus), as well as releases from Kyle Lionheart, Pete Murray, Riley Pearce,
Pierce Brothers, and more. As he took stock of his journey during 2019, he set about on the next
chapter. Putting together new music, he reflected on where he had been. This process and the space

ultimately gave birth to a pair of 2020 EPs, namely

's. hemisphere' and 'n. hemisphere' (out aug 28).

“I most definitely look at these songs as paintings,” he affirms. “It’s totally a mad scientist situation. I
blend sounds together in order to aesthetically serve the song. The writing, engineering, and
producing are all married. I’ll tinker with a track for two months. I look at it, walk away, and come
back as if I were leaving a painting on a canvas. The chords, melodies, and moods are like images to
me. I don’t use instruments for genre, but rather for frequencies, tones, and cadences. Getting the
chance to see different parts of the world and hear so many stories inspired some of the insights and

colours I wanted to use.”



Garrett is a platinum-award winning producer and engineer offering production, engineering & mixing services out of his Byron Bay studio.

Click here for a playlist of artists and tracks he's recorded, mixed and/or produced.




Lemon Tree Music


Lonely Lands Agency (AUS/NZ/ROW)

Free Trade Agency (UK/EURO)


Nettwerk Music

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia



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