“One of the outstanding releases this year....’The Occoquan River’ is brilliant.” Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National.
“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 ★★★★☆
“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
“This is the kind of music adored by Americana music fans” Jeff Glorfeld, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
“‘The Occoquan River is one of the best songs of the year-Australian or international... “ Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R
“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
Whether it's solo, with his full band, in a small venue or large festival, he delivers a performance that has a sonic quality, intimacy and an emotional experience that has been leaving audiences wanting more.It's these performances that has made him a favourite at many festivals over the last couple of years, including Queenscliff Music Festival, Yackandandah and The National Celtic Festival.
Having spent many years traveling the world playing music, during which time he recorded two EPs and one full length album, all of which have never been released, "I was never in one place long enough to give them a proper release", Gallie has said.
"It's these years of being on the road and the people I've met, the experiences I've had, that all creep into the songs".
He finally managed to stay in one place long enough to record and release 'The Occoquan River' and it's this release that has seen Gallie garnish an evergrowing and devout following. In one week alone his video for the song 'Long May Your Days Be Gold' got over 30,000 views on facebook.
On the strength of this release Gallie has been selling out shows up and down the East coast and is set to return to Europe with dates planned for Ireland, England and France.
A natural storyteller, and gifted songwriter, every performance is different, sprinkled between the songs are stories about growing up in Dublin, his travels on the road, the people he has met, and the loves lost and found. The stories are sometimes comical, sometimes tragic but always heartfelt. It's this passion that Gallie brings to his performances and songwriting that will continue to bring him to an international stage, alluring listeners of all creeds to sit up and take notice.