Garvey is one of the founding members of moe. along with Rob Derhak. Both first played a Halloween show at a friend’s request in 1989 with drummer Ray Schwartz. Since then, Garvey has been co-guitarist of the band along with Al Schnier. He was recently voted, along with Schnier, as one of the “Top 20 new Guitar Gods” for a Rolling Stone magazine cover story. Garvey has also performed as part of Ha Ha the Moose with Derhak and moe. drummer Jim Loughlin, as well as with the All Thumbs Trio.