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WHOOPING CRANES - Performance Info
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Here's what they've been saying about WHOOPING CRANES band:

"This band always gets the entire crowd up and dancing!"
John Randall/Director, Decatur Concerts on the Square

"Garret Factory & The Whooping Cranes played to enthusiastic crowds at the Taste of Atlanta Festival!"
David T. Lindsay, Creative Loafing Magazine

"You have an awesome, professional band; 'great working with you."
Sean Morse, American Pie / Atlanta

"One of the premier Rock and R & B variety dance bands in the South!"
Karen Shaw, Calhoun Times

"No one's busier and more versatile in the Atlanta music scene than Garret Factory."
Ron Hudspeth, The Hudspeth Report / Atlanta, GA

"Garret Factory, he's worth a million in prizes!"
DJ Axel / 99X-FM Radio / Atlanta, GA

"One can hear traces of Leon Russell and Redbone in this singer-guitarist's sound, which breezily blends blues, rock and island rhythms."
Doug Hamilton, Atlanta Journal/Constitution

"Whether solo, or playing with 1, 2, or whichever band, Garret is as consistent as any performer you will find out there. We've booked him a number of times, and he's never a disappointment!"
Haley Stephens, Calhoun Council for the Arts / Georgia Tiny Houses Project

"Great band, & excellent album! Thanks for having your CD Release Party over here in Texas with us."
Bob Edwards, Dan Electro's Guitar Bar / Houston, TX



WHOOPING CRANES band has been a headlining act in the Decatur Arts Festival for five years in a row! During the 1996 Summer Games, the Whooping Cranes were a regularly featured band on the Budweiser 'Celebration of the Century' stage. They have been a featured band for several years in the Atlanta Mardi Gras, and Jazz & Heritage Festivals at many of the Fat Tuesday locations in Georgia.

By 1999, the group added real horn players to the lineup for recording and for larger shows, concerts, & festivals. They performed for thousands of people with their Horn Section for Decatur's New Year's Eve Millennium Event on the Square! Also, Whooping Cranes band was the headlining group in the 2000 Decatur Arts Festival, performing a 3 hour Concert/Dance on the Decatur Square with their horn section. This phenomenal, memorable show continued the entire 3 hours without any stopping for break times, as the large crowd danced into the night!

In 2001, Whooping Cranes with their Horn section headlined Clayton County/City of Morrow's Summer Fest. Recently, the group performed shows for: AFLAC, Calhoun Council for the Arts, Southern Energy Corp., Tricon Services, and also performed parties for Mercedez Benz, Country Club of Roswell, & Lake Lanier Sailing Club! In 2004, the band played prestigious events for Renaissance Hotels Pine Isle Resort, Country Club of Columbus, Sugarloaf Country Club, Reynold's Plantation Golf Resort, Rivermore Park in Suwanee, Paideia School's Fundraiser, Sandy Springs Fall Festival, and for the American Cancer Society Fundraiser Gala! One of the big events of 2005 was headlining a special concert at the Gwinnett Civic Center for all of the annual ticket holders. Whooping Cranes continued performing concert shows for American Pie & other venues, including opening in Concert for rockabilly star Sleepy LaBeef. In recent years, the band has performed at Frat Parties, Golf & Country Clubs, wedding receptions, regional festivals, company parties, and special events such as: Subaru's Auto Tour at REI store in Atlanta, and for the past 3 years in a row headlining a Doraville annual Block Party.

Whooping Cranes band has continued to perform at Atlanta area venues such as: Jeffery's Sports Bar, Highlands Grill, Sportstime Grille, Wild Wing Cafe locations, and other regional venues. The rock trio version (Bellian, C Dub, and Garret) packed in a crowd of fans in Houston, TX Oct. 2010 at The Hideaway on Dunvale. In Dec. 2011, they guest appeared in a show at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta with Austin's Asteroid Shop. Upon completion of their album of original music in 2011, Whooping Cranes released their album in 2012 with CD Release Shows at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar in Houston, TX June 2012, and at the Red Light Cafe in November 2012. The list of events continues, including a recent summer show on the party yachts at Lake Lanier Islands.

Below: * Shows with Horns/Horn Section

'Celebration of the Century' stage during '96 Summer Games
Clayton County Summer Fest*
Decatur Arts Festivals*
Decatur Concerts on the Square*
Fat Tuesday Jazz & Heritage Festivals
Sandy Springs Fall Festival
'Taste of Atlanta' Festival
Woodruff Park Concerts

American Pie
CJ's Landing*
Fat Tuesday
Jeffrey's Sports Bar
Place on Piedmont
Poor Richard's Pub*
Savannah's Grill
Three Dollar Cafe
Variety Playhouse
Wild Wing Cafe
Willie McGee's
& many others

Chattahoochie Country Club*
Country Club of Columbus*
Country Club of Roswell
Elks Lodge of Calhoun
Lake Lanier Sailing Club*
Reynold's Plantation Golf Resort*
St. Ives Country Club
Sugarloaf Country Club*
Vinings Place Point Club

Auburn U
Clayton State College*
Emory U
GA Tech
U of GA
U of AL
U of West AL
West Georgia College

Anderson Consulting
Coca Cola
GA World Congress Center
Hilton Hotels
Holiday Inn Hotels
Mercedez Benz
Miller Brewing Co.
Northside Realty
Omni Hotel
Park Towers
Regions Bank
Renaissance Hotel - Pine Isle Resort*
Southern Energy Corp
Subaru Auto Tour @ REI stores
Suntrust Bank
Tricon Services
Wachovia Bank
Windsor on Peachtree

American Cancer Society/Fundraiser Gala*
Amistad Yacht @ Lake Lanier
Calhoun Council for the Arts
Chateau Elan Resort & Winery
Decatur Downtown Development*
Lake Allatoona Boat Events
Lake Lanier Party Boats
Lake Lanier Islands*
Stone Mountain Park*
Graduations & Private Parties
Wedding Receptions

Captain Fun - Pensacola Beach, FL
Fat Tuesday - Augusta, GA
Place on Piedmont - Calhoun, GA
Savannah's - Calhoun, GA
The Loft - Columbus, GA
TP Crockmier's Pub - Montgomery & Mobile, AL
& many others

WHOOPING CRANES band performs in various sizes and configurations based on booking needs and parameters.

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