Gallie plus special guests The Dusty Millers
GALLIE with special guests THE DUSTY MILLERS
Following the sell-out launch of his debut album ‘The Occoquan River’ at MEMO last year we welcome GALLIE back. Joining him on stage is THE DUSTY MILLERS.
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 when he nailed ‘Hurricane’ 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. It is now on its fourth print and still selling exceptionally well.
In 2012 Gallie was voted by Tom Waits as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. His 20-year 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, Suzannah Espie, 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.
THE DUSTY MILLERS are the combination of three very different and interesting Melbourne musicians, all with their own names and musical history. They happen to be from the same family and have finally come together to share their gift.
Lisa Miller has what every singer strives for – a voice of her own. She does more than just deliver words and a tuneful melody, she gives the songs she sing a colour and a pathos that is utterly distinctive. There are very few others with the ability to convey such a degree of soulful emotion, and who are able to write songs that cut so close to the heart of the matter. To listen to Lisa Miller is to hear your very own story put to song.
Tracey Miller, also known as “The Gospel Queen of Melbourne”, has been teaching Gospel choirs and singing country, bluegrass, jazz, rhythm & blues and even calypso and Hawaiian music around town with Melbourne’s finest players forever. Tracey Miller writes what used to be called “strong women’s songs” – songs that deal in the day-to-day relationships between ordinary women and their loved ones, in the country music tradition of female songwriting greats such as Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. It’s no coincidence that one of Miller’s three daughters is called Loretta. And like her songwriting heroines, Miller is a woman who doesn’t fit the stereotypical mould.
Loretta Miller is the daughter of Tracey and the niece of Lisa. She has grown up with their music and performed with them from a young age, but also has a voice and style of her own. Most notably she toured the world 4 times over as a member of the dynamic 9 piece soul outfit “Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes”. Now focusing on her other outfit JAZZPARTY which takes over venues around the City late and loud on a Monday night, she also found time to do a Patsy Cline tribute show performed at Mullumbimby Music Festival two years running and at the Caravan Music Club to rave reviews. Together they are THE DUSTY MILLERS and there is nothing better then listening to these three unique voices blended into perfect three part harmonies, giving classic songs a beautiful twist and breathing new life to some of Lisa and Tracey’s original songs.