Garron DuPree

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Garron DuPree
Garrron DuPree Say Anything San Diego 2014.jpg
Garron DuPree Live with Say Anything, Summer 2014
Background information
Born (1989-12-04) December 4, 1989 (age 27)
Houston, Texas
Genres Indie rock, indie pop
Occupation(s) Musician, bassist, guitarist, songwriter, recording engineer, session musician
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar
Years active 2005–present
Labels Equal Vision, Reprise, Record Collection, Warner Bros., Sire, Doghouse, J, RCA Records
Associated acts Eisley, Say Anything, Merriment, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, Sucre, Mutemath, Moneen, Moving Mountains, Amber Heard
Notable instruments
1972 Fender Precision Bass
1976 Fender Mustang Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Aguilar DB751
Aguilar GS412
Dean Markley Strings

Garron DuPree (born December 4, 1989) is a bass guitarist and recording engineer from Texas.[1] DuPree began his career as a professional musician in 2005 at the age of 15 as the bassist for the group Eisley, and became the bassist for Say Anything in 2013. Garron DuPree is also a recording engineer as well as a session musician.

Personal life[edit]

Garron was born in Houston, TX. and was raised in the surrounding cities of Richmond, and Sugar Land, Texas. He is the 2nd of 5 children from his mother, Parrish DuPree, and father, Wade DuPree. Surrounded by the more rural environments of Texas, Garron grew up in the country side owning several horses. He is a self-proclaimed Christian, along with the majority of his family, and grew up participating and playing music at his church in Texas. He married his girlfriend of nearly 10 years, Madeline DuPree, in July, 2014.


Garron DuPree joined the group Eisley in 2005 at the age of 15, following the departure of their former bassist Jonathan Wilson. He is the cousin of the group's remaining members Chauntelle, Stacy, Weston DuPree, and Sherri DuPree. At the time of Garron's arrival with the Texas-based indie-pop band, they were entering a phase of heavy touring in support of their debut album Room Noises. Garron toured as Eisley's bassist beginning on the group's 2005 Yahoo sponsored "Who's Next?" tour, followed closely by 2005's Austin City Limits festival and closing out the year with Switchfoot's Nothing Is Sound tour. Eisley continued touring throughout 2006, visiting Australia in support of Taking Back Sunday, touring the United States with supporting band Dawes for their first major headlining tour, as well as touring Europe. Garron's bass work with Eisley began on their second full-length record, Combinations, and has remained the sole bassist on the remainder of Eisley's recordings to date. In 2013, Garron expanded his repertoire when he joined Say Anything as their bassist, replacing touring bassist Adam Siska. His bass work has been said to be inspired by Radiohead, Kent, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and Matthew Rubano, among others.

DuPree has additionally become known as a recording engineer in more recent years, beginning commercially with his work on Eisley's fourth studio LP, Currents. Most notably, he is known for his engineering work on Currents, as well as the debut album, Sway, from the band Merriment (2014), and Say Anything's sixth studio album Hebrews (2014), among other works.

Currents 2012-2013[edit]

For what is attributed as his debut audio engineering work, DuPree began work alongside Eisley band member Weston DuPree and technician Mark Schwartzkopf in the design and building of Eisley's own studio after the group's departure from Warner Brothers Records in 2011. The studio was designed, in early 2012, and construction began that April. Upon its completion, the group immediately the production and recording of their fourth full-length record.

Production continued throughout the remainder of the year, marking Eisley's most extensive length of time spent recording a single album since their inception - with the process only interrupted once, to accommodate their Mid-Summer Tour in June–July 2012.[2]

The recording process was finished by late October, 2012, and final arrangements were completed before mix engineer and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Larson mixed and mastered the album. Larson was credited for the writing and recording of the string arrangements throughout Currents, as well as the mixing and mastering of the album. Currents was then released on May 28, 2013 to almost unanimously positive reviews - peaking at #66 on the Billboard 200 charts, making it the group's highest charting album to date.

Sway 2013[edit]

Following the recording of Currents, Garron was brought in to engineer the debut album by the group Merriment. The record was produced by Charlie Brand, front-man for the indie-pop group Miniature Tigers. Production of this record was accomplished inside of two weeks, and was recorded at Eisley's Studio in Tyler, TX. DuPree was credited as Engineer for the album, as well as contributing his bass guitar skills on the track "Patterns," and playing all of the strings on the track "Right Again."

The release of Sway was delayed until April 8, 2014. The record reached #3 on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts, and received generally positive reviews for the band's debut release.

Hebrews 2013-2014[edit]

Hebrews, the title of the sixth studio album by American pop-punk band Say Anything, was recorded and engineered by DuPree, in Tyler, TX throughout late 2013 and early 2014.[3] DuPree also is credited for all of the bass work on the album. DuPree, as a member of Say Anything, also embarked on tour with the group in summer 2014 in support of the album. The tour was included openers The Front Bottoms, the So-So Glo's, and You Blew It!, and was said to be among the group's most successful tours to date.

DuPree's work on Hebrews represents his first recorded venture into the indie-punk/pop-punk style characterized by Say Anything. Previously Garron's work was focused on the more whimsical style of his primary work in Eisley, featuring slower, more melodically focused bass rhythms working in tandem with the accent-rich drumming of the group. However, DuPree quickly adapted and jumped into the fast-paced role of a more punk/rock influenced roll ever since his joining Say Anything in 2013.


According to Garron's official website, he will have played "over 600 live shows, in over 340 venues, across 166 different cities, in 4 different countries" as of 2015.[4] In 2014, DuPree embarked on a headlining tour with Say Anything in support of their 2014 release Hebrews. Joining Say Anything on stage as touring members were ex-Taking Back Sunday member Fred Mascherino, Moneen frontman Kenny Bridges, and Moving Mountains frontman Greg Dunn. Coincidentally, Garron had toured with each of these additional musicians separately during his extensive touring with Eisley. Later that same year, Saves The Day frontman Chris Conley would also join Say Anything on stage during their Australian tour for Hebrews.


Year Title Artist Role Record Label
2006 Final Noise E.P. Eisley Bassist Reprise Records
2007 Combinations Eisley Bassist Reprise Records
2007 Like the Actors E.P. Eisley Bassist Reprise Records
2009 Fire Kite E.P. Eisley Bassist Sire Records
2011 The Valley Eisley Bassist Equal Vision
2012 Deep Space E.P. Eisley Bassist Equal Vision
2013 Currents Eisley Bassist, Recording Engineer Equal Vision
2014 Hebrews Say Anything Bassist, Recording Engineer Equal Vision
2014 Sway Merriment Recording Engineer, Add. Bassist, Add. Strings Rory Records
2012 Vital Anberlin Add. Recording Engineer (uncredited) Universal Republic
2012 Knock Out (Single) Perma Recording Engineer, Mixing, Mastering Rory Records
2014 (Don't Ever) Let Me Go" Tolmé Bassist Independent
2014 David Upp David Upp Recording Engineer Independent
2014 Crimson Arrow Crimson Arrow Recording Engineer Independent
2014 Hebrews Say Anything Recording Engineer, Editing Equal Vision
2014 ...Is A Real Boy Acoustic Say Anything Recording Engineer, Mixing, Mastering Equal Vision
2015 Sidewalk Portals Ella Nightingale Producer, Mixing, Mastering, Bass, Add. Instrumentation Independent
2015 Live MUMC Editor Independent
2015 TBA Andrew Ross Engineer, Mix Engineer Independent
Music Videos
Year Title Artist Director
2005 I Wasn't Prepared (Feat. Amber Heard) Eisley Marvin Jarrett
2007 Memories Eisley Cory Sheldon
2007 Invasion Eisley Miranda Penn Turin
2011 Smarter Eisley Chris Phelps
2011 The Valley Eisley Cory Sheldon
2013 Currents Eisley Darren King
Charting Album Positions and Credits
Year Artist Album Chart positions Credits
Billboard 200
Top Christian Albums
US Alternative Albums
US Indie
US Rock Albums
2007 Eisley Combinations[5]
  • Released August 14, 2007
  • Label: Reprise
70 23 - 23 10
  • Bass Guitar
2011 Eisley The Valley[5] 80 15 12 20 -
  • Bass Guitar
2012 Anberlin Vital 16 1 3 - 6 22
  • Additional Audio Engineering (uncredited)
2013 Eisley Currents 66 - 17 11 22 -
  • Bass Guitar
  • Audio Engineer
  • Audio Editor
2014 Say Anything Hebrews 37 - 7 9 - -
  • Bass Guitar
  • Audio Engineer
  • Audio Editor


  1. ^ Ratiner, Tracie (2008-12-05). Contemporary Musicians: Profiles of the People in Music. Gale. ISBN 9780787696146. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Eisley's Mid-Summer Tour kicks off". Equal Vision Records. 2012-06-28. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Say Anything's Max Bemis Says New Album 'About 80 Percent Done'". 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Garron DuPree Gigography". Garron DuPree. 2015-04-10. Retrieved 2015-04-18. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Eisley Album & Song Chart History". Retrieved 4 May 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "billboard" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "billboard" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).

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