ALBERT PARK PORT LOUNGE PRESENTS…
5 Aquatic Drive Albert Park Lake (next to the Point Restaurant)
$35/$30 cash only at door (no cards) Remember proceeds go to the artists after our direct costs, we do not profit from these gigs, feel free to pay more at the door because every extra dollar will go to the artists.
Doors open 7:30 pm
Includes bread & dips before the show and hot party finger food in the interval. Drinks from bar at bar prices.
From his bio…
Gallie, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter was born in Dublin city, Ireland, in the seventies. Picking up the 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 gorgeous baritone voice giving the grittiest performance of his life.
“You can hear every mile travelled by Gallie on his adventurous journey to making The Occoquan River… it is a beautiful piece of work, that takes you on Gallie’s literary journey and wraps you in the emotional truth of his music.”
Fiachna O’Braonain, RTE Radio 1, Late Date
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 songwriting, 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.
‘The Occoquan River is one of the best songs of the year- Australian or international”
Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R
Prior to that Gallie has lived the troubadour lifestyle, a troubadour in the true sense of the word. For over 15 years he has travelled the world playing every type of show imaginable, from busking on the streets of Paris to a 1000 seat sold-out show with a 46-piece orchestra in Caxias Du Sol in Southern Brazil. Having now lived in Australia for 11 years he has finally put enough roots down, to record his songs.
The balladeer is a favourite at a number of festivals including Queenscliff Music Festival, Portarlington Folk Festival, Little World Festival (France), Altitude Music Festival (France), Fairbridge Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival, The National Celtic Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival and St Albans Folk Festival.
and now Albert Park Port Lounge