Biography (US / UK)

IMG_20150724_221226Right in between the triangle of rock, pop and dance, Belgium-based Garcia Goodbye has been creating its typical sound for a number of years now. Think of catchy and dynamical tunes with bands like Snowpatrol, The Killers or even Coldplay as great influences. Debut single You Know Exactly How I Feel was nominated Song of the Year in Holland and set the beginning of great musical successes.

The duo has always focused on extra-musical ideas powers as well, resulting in a number of fantastic media coverages. 2011 saw the video for the song Dancing School getting rewarded with Best Video during the International Short Film Festival. This low-budget video of $500 (yep, five hundred dollars!) directed by drum player Jens became a YouTube hit in Europe and even gained airplay on MTV Brazil, which marked the beginning of a South-American adventure.

IMG_20150724_223229The biggest attention they succeeded in drawing, was in 2013, when they decided to launch their single Horizon literally, by attaching USB sticks onto helium balloons. One of the balloons travelled 1000 miles up north, all the way to Denmark. The video made about this adventure was praised worldwide by marketing and music bloggers across the whole planet. Eventually, Coldplay decided to post the video on their website as a way to praise the idea of Jens and Tommy.

With more than 25.000 fans on Facebook, Garcia Goodbye is among one the most popular bands in the Benelux. Having toured across Europe and Brazil with amongst others Nada Surf (US) since 2010, the band is now bound to visit the US in 2016. With two full albums released: Daydreamer Sleepwalker (2010) and their eponymous album from 2014, the band has enough songs to bring full dynamics to each live performance.