The Get Wets

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the Get Wets
Origin Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Genres Garage rock, garage punk
Years active 2006 - present
Members Mike Lee (lead vox/tambourine)
Byron Chitty (baritone guitar)
Rev. Joe Roberts (baritone sax)
Scotty Tempo (drums)

the Get Wets are a Columbia, South Carolina beat combo known as "Columbi-yeah's Premier Party Band".[1] The band was formed in 2006 by Mike Lee, (aka Jim Stark) as a lark but evolved into a popular local band.[2] Currently the band includes Mike Lee (lead vocals and tambourine), Byron Chitty (baritone guitar), Rev. Joe Roberts (baritone sax), and Scotty Tempo (drums).[3] According to the Free Times weekly, the Get Wets sound similar to "infectious party rock a la The Kingsmen".[4]

History[edit]

Early History[edit]

There have been several lineups, with Lee being the only original member remaining. The live album Whig-out! from 2011 was recorded by Artie Mondello and was performed by Mike Lee, Logan Goldstein, Jay Pou, and Joel Floyd.[5] The studio single for an original song, "Beat Beat", was also recorded by this line-up and appears on the 2012 compilation, We Love Trash: the Best of the GaragePunk Hideout, volume 7.[6]

Tours and appearances[edit]

The group has performed at many events in the Columbia area including:

  • Free Times Music Crawl (2011)
  • Viva la Vista (2011)
  • Arts & Draughts (2012)
  • Columbi-ya-ya Mardi Gras Fest (2012)
  • WUSC Folkcycle Fest (2012)

Radio[edit]

The group has also performed live on two occasions on local music show the Columbia Beet airing on WUSC-FM. The song "Beat Beat" has also been heard on WXRY Unsigned, a show that airs independent bands from South Carolina.

Band[edit]

  • Mike Lee — lead vocals, tambourine (2006–present)
  • Joel Floyd — drums, backing vocals (2009–2012)
  • Jay Pou — bass, backing vocals (2009–2012)
  • Logan Goldstein — organ, backing vocals (2010–2012)
  • Rev. Joe Roberts — baritone saxophone (2012–2013)
  • Byron Chitty — baritone guitar, backing vocals (2012–2013)
  • Scotty Tempo — drums, backing vocals (2012–2013)

Discography[edit]

Live Albums[edit]

  • Whig-out!: the Get Wets Loud & Live in a Dive – self-released (2011)

Compilations[edit]

  • We Love Trash: the Best of the GaragePunk Hideout, volume 7 – GRGPNK Records (2012)
  1. "Beat Beat"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music Crawl Preview: the Get Wets". Scene SC. 2011-11-04.
  2. ^ "Local Music: The Get Wets". G&B Magazine. 2011-02-07.
  3. ^ "The Get Wets". Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  4. ^ "Music Feature - Party Gras!" (25.07). Free Times: Columbia's Free Weekly. 2012-02-15.
  5. ^ "Whig-out!". 2011-06-30.
  6. ^ "We Love Trash: the Best of the GaragePunk Hideout". GRGPNK Records. 2012-04-16.

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