Andy Gallagher

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Singer/songwriter Andy Gallagher was born in California to Mexican/Scottish parents. Growing up between America and the U.K., Andy is a truly transatlantic talent!

Growing up he was influenced by the likes of Dinosaur Jr, Neil Young, Violent Femmes, Soul Asylum and Sebadoh, Andy began song writing and performing and soon came to the attention of veteran music manager Darren Brown. Andy... more

Singer/songwriter Andy Gallagher was born in California to Mexican/Scottish parents. Growing up between America and the U.K., Andy is a truly transatlantic talent!

Growing up he was influenced by the likes of Dinosaur Jr, Neil Young, Violent Femmes, Soul Asylum and Sebadoh, Andy began song writing and performing and soon came to the attention of veteran music manager Darren Brown. Andy barely had time to re-string his guitar, before he recorded his debut album Hope Shines Through and was opening for touring bands such Dinosaur Jr, Langhorne Slim, The Tracie Hunter Band and Dom Brown (Duran Duran). He was also given the honour of opening for the Violent Femmes on their 25th Anniversary Tour in Ireland.

It was after a show in Ireland that Andy and Violent Femmes drummer, Victor DeLorenzo, decided to embark on a recording project of their own. Victor then drafted in his long time friend Mike Hoffmann of Semi Twang and E*I*E*I*O* fame who took up bass duties to become part of the project. The guys met up in Milwaukee, hit the studio and recorded an album in a little under 9 days. Then, as it became time for the final mastering to be done, the trio could only think of one place in the world this could happen – Abbey Road Studios! So it was there that the album ‘Here and There’ received its finishing magical touch, by engineering supremo, Alex Wharton and was officially released on Mood Vertigo Recordings in 2009.

The following year (2010) Andy was contacted by Minneapolis based Micro Label After Music Recordings to record a limited Edition Split Vinyl album, so Andy accepted and recorded the 4 tracks at Cava Sound Studios and his home.

In the Summer of 2011 Andy was given the tremendous honor/opportunity to play bass for one of his biggest influences, Gordon Gano. His new band Gordon Gano & The Ryans had UK festival/club tour booked and need a bassist. So he happily accepted and enjoyed every last minute of the tour.

Andy put the final touches on his 4th studio album “Achukma” and was released on the 28th Nov ’13. Andy contacted a few friends to help him out with the recording and had Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Joey Huffman (Soul Asylum), Mike Watt (The Stooges/Minutemen), Astrid Young (Neil Young), Brendan and Billy Ryan (The Bogmen/Gordon Gano & The Ryans), Steve Summers (EIEIO), Mike Hoffmann (Semi Twang) and Julia Francis to contribute to the release.

He has been recording material for his 5th album with new backup band The Gambit.

So VERY busy times ahead.

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