G.W. Souther

"You know why we're here"

Welcome to the official artist website for G.W. Souther, one of Central Florida's rising artist bands.

What does G.W. Souther Mean?

G (Garner) for Byron and Montez

W (Weaver & Wilson) for Jonathan and Brandon

Souther (pronounced {suh-ther}) is southern without the N. Byron, Montez, and Weaver are from Alabama and Brandon is from Georgia. Southern states, southern roots, southern style music. simple right? 

Orlando, Florida is home to upcoming musician/artist band G.W. Souther. They are a 4 piece band currently traveling across the state of Florida performing at varies venues and impressing the crowds with their full vocal and instrument package. Their southern roots and the will to reach people with good positive music brought them together in February of 2016. While they spend the majority of their stage time performing various cover and original tunes, the recording process is in full effect. You can catch them at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Orlando, FL every Sunday night playing the blues as well as many of your old time favorite classic tunes.


The fellas released their debut EP "Freedom on the Line" in mid May which features the musical blend of reggae, rock, and a lot of soul in the lyrics and vibe. It's drawn a lot of attention around central Florida and is the beginning of much more music to come. Check out the album and share it amongst your peers and catch them at a show performing various tunes. They are currently in the studio in between show times building their second body of work slated to be release early to mid 2018. Stay tuned to these guys, they’re just getting started.


Garner Brothers Montez (Bass) & Bizzy (Drums) moved from North Alabama in 2009 to attend school at Full Sail University where they met singer songwriter Jonathan (Keys) and began writing and producing multiple records together. They went on to obtain their Music Business bachelor’s degree as well as a Recording Arts degree. All the while, Montez & Byron began their professional touring careers with 4x Grammy Award winning artist Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band in 2010. Within a few years in the band, Brandon (Guitar) came on as the guitarist and the musical relationship grew. Having spent about 3 or 4 years together with TPTS, they have travelled around the south performing in multiple venues and festivals sharing the stage with (but not limited to) artists: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Dumpstaphunk, The Main Squeeze, The Lee Boys, Come Back Alice,Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, and many more. They’ve also appeared on multiple festivals including: Tropical Heatwave Festival, The Great Outdoors Jam, The Lexington BBQ Cookoff Festival, the Disc Jam, and several others.


As far as Jonathan (Keyboards) during the school days prior to stage performance with G.W. Souther, he travelled between Orlando and LA as a session songwriter and producer for some of your favorite popular artist. He also gained another lane in the music business as a mixing engineer and post production resource for various artists including but not limited to: Ty$, Hayley Warner, Christina Milian, G Eazy, Jeremih, Snoop Dogg, and many more. 


 Keep your eyes open and your ears to the music from G.W. Souther. This is just the beginning!

“You know why we’re here”


Montez Garner- Bass/Vocals

Brandon "Twitch" Wilson- Guitar/Vocals

Byron "Bizzy" Garner- Drums/Vocals

Jonathan "Weava" Weaver- Keys/Vocals