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The Occoquan River

“One of the outstanding releases this year….The Occoquan River is brilliant.” ….Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National.

“Sublime lyrics, tremendous melodies, sung by a singer with a voice that is both soulful and incredibly expressive.....One of my favourite records of 2015 by an artist from any country,” Michael Park, The International Americana Show, New York City

"The Occoquan River is one of the best songs of the year-Australian or International"….Brian Wise Off The Record, Triple R FM

"Every track on The Occoquan River is carefully yet simply crafted, as if each has come to him effortlessly, organically and fully formed. The crown jewel of the album is the title track: a truly haunting, mournful piece."….Lukas Murphy, theMusic    ★★★★☆

Surfcoast artist Gallie has delivered a brilliant release in The Occoquan River. At first, it sounds like easy to hear folk music but combine this with a killer story and you have the masterful art of Gallie and the Occoquan River….Tex Miller, Forte Magazine

"this is the kind of music adored by Americana music fans"….JEFF GLORFELD, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald
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!!! 
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Upcoming Gigs

Gallie, Liz Stringer & Roesy--The Very Round Robin

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre , 113 Brown St , Hamilton Vic, Australia

The Very Round Robin & Hamilton Arts Centre present Songsmiths Gallie, Roesy and Liz Stringer in a stripped-back show; offering personal insight into the background of their creations and unique approach to their craft.

{The Very Round Robin} has been going since 2006; bringing together musicians and music lovers from all over the world. Come and be part of something very unique and very special.

St Albans Music Festival

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St Albans , NSW

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