FP100 Fife bands 92. Garrison


Garrison were and are once more West Fife’s answer to the now classic mid 80s sound of heavy metal.

Formed in 1984 and made up of members form Dunfermline, Burntisland and Lochgelly, they featured amongst their ranks Alan Christie (formerly of Shockwave) and Kenvin Wilson on guitars, Tony and Mitchell (vocals).

They established themselves as pone of the most respected rock acts to come out of central Scotland drawing interest from the legendary Tommy Vance who featured a Garrison session on his popular Friday Night Rock Show.

The performed extensively across Scotland and toured alongside the likes of Ian Gillan, Thunder, Dare and Big Country.

They were destined for bigger things when Atlantic Records came calling but were caught in the cross wind of change in the late 1980s as record companies clambered for the next Nivarna and other Seattle soundalikes.

Garrison eventually split up in 1991.

But the story does not end there. In April 2013 the band reformed, performing their comeback gig in Dunfermline to wide spread acclaim.

They now perform across the region and in April of last year finally released their original demo recording, much to the delight of fans old and new.