Artist Information


Rock Garden is a four piece band from Ontario, Canada that combines elements of power pop and classic rock to create energetic, passionate music.
If you enjoy music by The Romantics or The Knack, Rock Garden is for you.

The members: Terrance Dawson (Lead Vocals, Guitars), Zsuzsana Dawson (Keyboard, Vocals), Adam Clarke (Vocals, back up instruments), Ray Porrill (Percussion), are unique in the sense they represent a wide range of ages as well as musical styles. This means the band is able to write some great songs due to their combined life experiences.

If anything comes across in their new single, Wanna Be Bad, it is the passion and charisma that emanates from the group.

According to Dawson (lead vox/guitar):
“Our lyrics range from being deeply introspective and poetic, to saucy and suggestive. We play intricate powerful guitar melodies. Our vocals are melodic, and the drums are jazz-influenced. Rock Garden is rock at its most diverse, with our classic rock roots and big nods to jazz, folk and straight up blues.”


Terry Dawson - Lead Vox / Guitar
Zsuzsana Dawson - keyboard, spoken vox
Ray Porrill - Drums
Adam Clarke - Vocals, Guitar


Debut CanCon rock single "Wanna Be Bad":
Released RDR/DMDS 10/1/2012 to Rock radio

Top-10 Canadian Indie Active Rock
#35 CanCon Active Rock (12/2/2012)
#114 Mediabase Active Rock (12/2/2012)
Mediabase audience 1,000
BDS audience 1,200

Rock Garden CD released in North America July 2012

Wanna Be Bad
You Do Me Good
La La Land
Cryin' Shame
Fremont Street
Hell Bent for Alberta
Been Here Before
Come On Get Your Groove On

Now, Hey CD released December 2015

Now, Hey
You Said
Tore Right Through Me
Give It To You (Anyway)
Happy Pants
Train Song
Shine My Way
Both Feet Baby

Muttsey "Rock Dog" Dawson

I is Rock Garden's mascot and I rock woof the best of 'em! Visit me at my very own Facebook page!