The Get Wets
|the Get Wets|
|Origin||Columbia, South Carolina, United States|
|Genres||Garage rock, garage punk|
|Years active||2006 - present|
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". The band was formed in 2006 by Mike Lee, (aka Jim Stark) as a lark but evolved into a popular local band. Currently the band includes Mike Lee (lead vocals and tambourine), Byron Chitty (baritone guitar), Rev. Joe Roberts (baritone sax), and Scotty Tempo (drums). According to the Free Times weekly, the Get Wets sound similar to "infectious party rock a la The Kingsmen".
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. 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.
Tours and appearances
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)
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.
- 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)
- Whig-out!: the Get Wets Loud & Live in a Dive – self-released (2011)
- We Love Trash: the Best of the GaragePunk Hideout, volume 7 – GRGPNK Records (2012)
- "Beat Beat"
- "Music Crawl Preview: the Get Wets". Scene SC. 2011-11-04.
- "Local Music: The Get Wets". G&B Magazine. 2011-02-07.
- "The Get Wets". Retrieved 2012-04-23.
- "Music Feature - Party Gras!" (25.07). Free Times: Columbia's Free Weekly. 2012-02-15.
- "Whig-out!". 2011-06-30.
- "We Love Trash: the Best of the GaragePunk Hideout". GRGPNK Records. 2012-04-16.