The Harmony People
Gary Garrett and Anjalisa Aitken have been writing, performing and recording as The Harmony People since 2013.
“Living in a Dream”
We started writing Living in a Dream while driving on the west coast of the island, looking out at the turquoise and indigo waters. It took a year to finish writing the song, adding our touring experiences verse by verse. All the parts on the recording are performed by Anjalisa and Gary.
Our story began in 2013, when Gary was performing in California, and Anjalisa began harmonizing, full voice, from the audience. We sang some more, and very soon we, and everyone within earshot, realized that we would be making lots of music together. In honor of the way we met, we began with the name Voice Recognition.
We began to tour steadily in Hawaii and on the West Coast, from Southern California up to Seattle, giving house concerts and public shows of our original, uplifting, sophisticated music. We have touched audiences deeply.
In 2015, we were chatting with a stranger, when suddenly she lit up and said, “Oh, I know you, you’re the harmony people! My friends were telling me how great your concert was.”
We drove away elated, knowing that fate had just tapped us on the shoulder and gifted us our new name. We are now The Harmony People.
Photo credit: Kauakea Winston
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