Tom Waits once said “The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering;” the very same Tom Waits which then went on to vote Gallie as a finalists of the International Songwriting Contest.
Gallie, originally from Dublin and now living in Melbourne, released his debut album (The Occoquan River) in
Australia in Oct 2015. The album was critically acclaimed and he has been selling out shows up and down the East Coast for the past year. His sublime lyrics and tremendous melodies sung with a voice that is both soulful and incredibly expressive earned his album rave reviews in Australia and America.
In the short time he has called Australia his home, he has crashed into the Australian music industry’s consciousness - making it to a
number of the media’s “best of the year lists” including: the Top 16 track of the year, Paul Gough, Inside Sleeve, Radio National; Top 15 album of the year Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R; Top 4 Album of the year Stuart Coupe, Dirt Music 2SER Sydney.
His song ‘Look Away (Walking Blues)’ was recorded by Stephen Pigram on his 2013 album ‘Wanderer’ and Gallie received standing ovations before full houses at Melbourne’s annual Dylan tribute BOBFEST.
The ‘Occoquan River’ has been on high rotation on The International Americana Show
broadcast from New York City across 35 States in the USA, and is one of the favourite 2015 albums by an artist from any country for presenter Michael Park.
In 2012 Gallie was voted by Tom Waits as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
His musical career has also seen him open for an impressive line-up of international acts. These include Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, KT Tunstall, Glen Tilbrook, Squeeze, Newton Faulkner, Glen Hansard and The Frames. He has shared the stage with luminaries such as Santana, Chris Isaak and Jimmy Cliff and some of Australia’s greats Liz Stringer, Tim Rogers, Chris Wilson and Shane Howard.
He is in demand on the Festival circuit having played the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, Moyston Music Fest, Deni Blues and Roots Festival and the Turning Wave Festival.
GALLIE is an exceptional Irish singer/ songwriter who will be touring throughout Australia in the next few months. CHECK OUT the clip below - HE'S THE REAL DEAL!!!