In the summer of 2014, wracked with back pain and barely able to walk due to all loss of feeling in my left leg, my life suddenly stopped. I couldn’t go to work, or take care of my kids or do any of the many responsibilities required of a single mother of two. It was depressing, it was a blow to my faith, but it turned out to be a gift from God.
Alone and in need of a distraction from the pain of recovering from back surgery, I began to write music. I wrote about my marriage and how it fell apart. I wrote about my kids and the brightness I see in them each day. I wrote about my best friends who always magically show up when I need a glass a wine and some laughs. I wrote about meeting someone new and losing someone I loved. Sixteen songs later, I had a soulful and melodic journal of my life.
In the fall, I recovered and returned to work full time. I fell into my routine and the songs stayed in that journal. Until November. That’s when one of my dearest friends and brother, Jermaine Michael Rollins, collapsed and suddenly passed into heaven.
Shaken to my very core by this event, I pulled the journal of songs out of my desk and promised to finish at least a handful in honor of a man who inspired me and believed in my talent. These are just a few of the songs I am choosing to share with you now. “Sweet Tea: Musical Refreshment” is the name of this collection because its soulful and southern and my given stage name made manifest. You’ll hear some soul, you’ll hear some jazz, you’ll hear some R&B. But more than all that, I hope that you'll hear my heart and that you would feel peace in your day as you listen to this chill music :)
Thanks for listening loved ones!
Peace, love and blessings,
Clarissa Amber Garrett
This Extended Play (EP) will be released online Tuesday, July 14th 2015. Its completely free, just please share it with your friends and family if you enjoy it!
Until then, check out the single "Endless Symphony" posted on SoundCloud @ https://soundcloud.com/
Sweet Tea @ THE MINT LA NEW YEARS EVE!!!
Sweet Tea will be performing on New Years Eve at THE MINT LA. The Main Squeeze will headline the night along with some other amazing artist!!!
Tickets in the link below! Lets bring in the New Year together!
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Sweet Tea @ GS Lounge!!!
Sweet Tea /Clarissa Amber will be live at the GS Lounge Thursday, November 2nd, 8pm. Great food and Drinks and NO COVER! Come and enjoy this chill venue and listen to some GREAT music! See you there LOVED ONES!!!
Sweet Tea @ THE MINT LA!!!
SHOW DETAILS: Sweet Tea Ft. #TheAwkwardLife Date: 10-13-17 Set-Time: 8:15 / 45 Minutes Cover: $12.00 Venue: The Mint LA Address: 6010 W Pico Blvd / Los Angeles, CA 90035 Web Site: http://www.themintla.com Age Restriction: 21+
Sweet Tea @ The Mint LA
Sweet Tea & #THEAWKWARDLIFE band August 20, 2017 @ 7 p.m. Cover $8
Venue: The Mint LA Address: 6010 W Pico Blvd / Los Angeles, CA 90035 Web Site: http://www.themintla.com Age Restriction: 21+
Sweet TEA @ THE ROSE in PASADENA
KJLH's Roland Bynum Presents The Thursday Night Old Block Party 6-10 pm featuring:
THE SOUL VIBERS (Old School Review) Sweet Tea and #TheAwkwardLife Funny Man Erskine Wright, straight out of recovery.
Ticket prices $20 advanced, and $25 at the door
For Tickets click the link below!!!
Sweet Tea @ XEN LOUNGE
I'll be performing a couple of Original songs at this beautiful venue in the heart of Studio City!
Ladies Free. Gents $10 Visit XenLounge.com for table reservations.
Sweet Tea @ Flypoet Showcase
FlyPoet Showcase is LA's Biggest and Baddest ALL STAR Spoken Word, Music and Art Experience.
Friday, June 2nd @ 8 p.m.
Tianna's Birthday Party @ Bardot
Celebrating my girl Tianna for her 40th Birthday! Gonna sing a set of her favorite tunes at Bardot in Hollywood. Stop By and have a drink!!!
FLYPOET 1st Fridays November 4th 2016
1st Friday! - Flypoet All-Star Spoken Word & Music Showcase featuring M'Reld Green Rudy Francisco Lila Hood Norton Wisdom Clarissa Amber Garrett - Live Band, Performance Painting and $1 Tacos ALL - NIGHT! $20 Cash at the door or reserved tables starting at $30/person at http://flypoet.com
CLARISSA @ TASTE OF SOUL 2016
TASTE OF SOUL 2016 // EMERGING ARTIST STAGE (StarQuest Stage)
I'll be performing at 10 minute set around 5 PM.. Details about this event can be found on the link below. Great FOOD, good music and community VIBES!!!
FLYPOET Spoken Word + Music Showcase
FLY POET All Star Spoken Word + Music Showcase Friday June 3rd @ 8 PM SAVOY Entertainment Center 218 S. La Brea Inglewood @ Manchester $20 cover
Hope to see you there Loved Ones!
The Candy Shack is Back (ft. Clarissa Amber aka "Sweet TEa"
It's Back! Live jazz and RnB @ The Candy Shack at a new venue in Leimert Park, Kaos Network. Live Jazz, vocal performances and DJ CAV to close out the night. Fourth Friday of every month launching this FRIDAY 1/29 @ 9 pm 4343 Leimert Blvd LA 90008 $10 cover.
LIVE MUSIC THURSDAYS @ GS Lounge
No Cover. Full Restaurant and bar 21+
The 17th Annual Women of Color LOVING EACH OTHER Luncheon
To purchase tickets or for more information email:
Woc4you@sbcglobal.net or call: 310-330-5140
Support - Intervention - Education - Change WOMEN OF COLOR
Singers Night at The Federal on Labor DAy!!!
Singers Night at The Federal!!! September 7th 2015 Labor DAY! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. $10 at the door (Make Sure you tell them you are there to see Clarissa Amber or Sweet Tea)
"ALL STARS" performances I've been invited to sing again among the years best performers!!! This singers night features the best singers from all over LA!
Live A-List Band + Background Singers!!!
Hosted by Delicious Kennedy (All-4-One)
Sweet Tea - The Album Release Show
Back at The Warehouse August 22nd ready to put on a great show!!!
New music, a new album and a whole new attitude!!! Tickets are available on Eventbrite.com, just click the link below!!!
Singers Night At the FEDERAL BAR
I'm stopping by SINGERS NIGHT AT THE FEDERAL BAR on Feb 24th! Its a Tuesday night, but it promises to be a really good and entertaining show.
$10 COVER, starts at 7:30 p.m.
LOVE IS SEXY Valentines Day Show
I'll be singing backgrounds for my friend Melissa Sharee at her LOVE IS SEXY show on Valentines Day.
Live Music with MELISSA SHAREE's band loveNlife : Single or Tied it's going to be a fun night of love!!! Get your tickets at EventBrite.com *** $20 Cover No minimum on food or drink
TheArtist Speaks changed the time of the event to be Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm.
TheArtist Speaks created the event.