Gallie, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter was born in Dublin city, Ireland, in the seventies.
Picking up guitar in his early teens, helped him navigate ‘the streets’, something he now reflects on
as having provided him with a wealth of material for songs and stories that he continues to draw from.
Gallie’s music is captivating from the get-go; his performance can move from a lonesome whistling entrance
sounding like a miner in the Klondike, through to a wild folk guitar crescendo, and melodic baritone voice giving the grittiest performance of his life.
Gallie’s 20-year musical career has seen him support an impressive line-up of international acts—
Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, KT Tunstall, Glen Tilbrook, Squeeze, Newton Faulkner, Glen Hansard and The Frames—
he has shared the stage with eminent acts such as Santana, Chris Isaak and Jimmy Cliff.
In Australia he has supported Black Sorrows, Mental as Anything and Renee Geyer
and performed on stage with Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie, Shane Howard and the late great Chris Wilson.
Such is the strength of his song writing, that Australian stalwart singer-songwriter, Steve Pigram, has recorded one of Gallie’s
songs which he titled “Walking Blues”,it is titled “Look Away” on Gallie’s Occoquan River Album. Gallie’s song’s can also be heard
on the multi award winning documentary series “The Bikes of Wrath” https://thebikesofwrath.com/
Prior to that Gallie has lived the troubadour lifestyle, troubadour in the true sense of the word. For over 15 years
he has travelled the world playing every type of show imaginable, from busking on the
streets of Paris to a 1000 seat sold out show with a 46-piece orchestra in Caxias Du Sol
in Southern Brazil. Having now lived in Australia for 11 years he has finally put
enough roots down, to record his songs. He has made two albums and two EP’s, but only released one. He is a perfectionist.
The balladeer is a favourite at a number of festivals including Queenscliff Music Festival,
Portarlington Folk Festival, Little World Festival (France), Altitude Music Festival (France),
Fairbridge Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, The National Celtic Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival and St Albans Folk Festival .
In 2015 he released the highly acclaimed “The Occoquan River” that told stories of war, showcasing Gallies
soulful performances with “the kind of lyrics that can transport you from a civil war battle to the warm comfort of your lover's bed.”
Music critics have compared him to the best—Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison , Wilco — not bad company to be in.
ABC’s Radio National’s Inside Sleeve broadcaster, Paul Gough said “One of the outstanding releases this year....’The Occoquan River’ is brilliant.”
While Ireland’s RTE Radio 1’s Late Date presenter, Fiachna O’Braonain said
“You can hear every mile travelledby Gallie on his adventurous journey to making
The Occoquan River… it is a beautiful piece of work, that takes you on Gallie's literary journey and wraps you in the emotional truth of his music.”
Gallie is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, aiming to launch it at Port Fairy Folk Festival. The album is produced by The Occoquan River’s, masterful, Mark Stanley.
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