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/
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.