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Shows & Events:

Feb24

Bryan Gallo live at Bistro 25

Bistro 25, 45 Foster Ave, Sayville, NY

On Saturday February 24th, catch Bryan get down on a small sampling of tunes he's written and a whole bunch he wishes he had at Bistro 25 in Sayville, NY.

The tunes will pair well with Bistro 25's fantastic food & drink and it all goes down in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. This performance is an all ages event & has no cover.

www.bistro25li.com

Feb28

Music From The Hive

Still Partners , 225 Sea Cliff Ave, Sea Cliff, NY

On Wednesday February 28th, come to Still Partners in Sea Cliff, NY for “Music From The Hive”. Music From The Hive is a monthly songwriters series featuring several songwriters performing “in the round”. This February installment will feature Bryan Gallo, Hank Stone, Eli Maniscalco, & Cecilia Kirtland.

Show starts at 8pm, is free and all ages with an original songs open mic to proceed the show.

Mar10

Bryan Gallo live at Bistro 25

Bistro 25, 45 Foster Ave, Sayville, NY

On Saturday March 10th, catch Bryan get down on a small sampling of tunes he's written and a whole bunch he wishes he had at Bistro 25 in Sayville, NY.

The tunes will pair well with Bistro 25's fantastic food & drink and it all goes down in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. This performance is an all ages event & has no cover.

www.bistro25li.com

Mar16

Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe

Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe, 14 E. Main St. , Somerville, NJ

On Friday, March 16th, Bryan will be performing at the Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe in Somerville, NJ. Also in the bill for the evening are Emily Barnes & Letitia VanSant. The show starts at 7pm, is all ages, and free of charge (although artist donations are appreciated.)

Mar18

Folk on Foul Rift House Concert w/ Emily Barnes

Folk on Foul Rift, 103 Foul Rift Rd, Belvidere, NJ

On Sunday, March 18th, Bryan will be performing at the Folk on Foul Rift House Concert series with Emily Barnes in Belvidere, NJ. Please RSVP to the house concert prior to attending (RSVP contact/details to be provided soon)

Feel free to bring your favorite dish or snack to share and a lawn chair or blanket (the show is outdoors).

The show is all ages with advanced RSVP required. There is a $15 suggested donation which goes directly to the artists.

Mar28

Bryan Gallo ft. performer at NOOM

Finley's , 43 Green St, Huntington, NY

On Wednesday, March 28th, come to NOOM (Northshore Original Open Mic) at Finley's in Huntington, NY for where Bryan will be the featured performer. The open mic sign-up and performance list begins at 8pm, with Bryan's featured set at 9pm. All are welcomed to bring their talents for the open mic portion.

8pm / "Pay what you wish" Artist Donation/ All Ages

www.finleyshuntington.com

Mar31

Bryan Gallo live at Clovis Point Vineyard

Clovis Point Vineyard & Winery, 1935 Main Rd., Jamesport, NY

On Saturday March 31st, Bryan Gallo will perform songs he's written and plenty he wishes he had at Clovis Point Vineyard in Jamesport, N.Y. Clovis Point is one of Long Island Wine Country's most scenic venues with excellent award winning wine.

Picnicking is allowed, so feel free to bring whatever foods you think would go best with Clovis' wines and Bryan's tunes. (No coolers are allowed. Please consult Clovis Point's website for full rules and guildelines.)

Show starts at 1:30 p.m. and is all ages.

www.clovispointwines.com

Apr6

Songwriters In The Round: Bryan Gallo, Emily Barnes, & Pete Mancini

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08628

On Friday, April 6th, Bryan will be performing an "In The Round" song swap with fellow singer-songwriters Emily Barnes and Pete Mancini at the 1867 Sanctuary in Ewing Township, NJ.

The 1867 Sanctuary is a 150+ year old Gothic Church that is now used as a space to host the performing arts. This venue boasts great natural acoustics and is a pristine "listening room".

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased the day of the show or in advance at www.1867sanctuary.org

Please visit: www.petemancini.com www.emilybarnesmusic.com

Grey Horse Tavern presents Song Swap ft. Bryan Gallo, Emily Barnes, and Pete Mancini

Grey Horse Tavern, 291 Bayport Ave, Bayport, NY

On Saturday April 7th, The Grey Horse Tavern will proudly present Song Swap: An Evening Of Stories & Songs Performed “In The Round” By The Writers Who Wrote Them ft. Bryan Gallo, Emily Barnes, & Pete Mancini. These three Singer-Songwriters had a short but inspired impromptu song-swap at the 2016 NERFA Music conference and are looking to create the same magic again in the GHT’s historic Tavern. This promises to be a memorable night showcasing these three young talents’ fine song craft and skilled musicianship.

21+ / $5 at the door

www.greyhorsetavern.com www.bryangallo.com www.emilybarnesmusic.com www.petemancini.com

Apr21

Bryan Gallo live at Bistro 25

Bistro 25, 45 Foster Ave, Sayville, NY

On Saturday April 21st, catch Bryan get down on a small sampling of tunes he's written and a whole bunch he wishes he had at Bistro 25 in Sayville, NY.

The tunes will pair well with Bistro 25's fantastic food & drink and it all goes down in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. This performance is an all ages event & has no cover.

www.bistro25li.com

May6

Bryan Gallo live at Clovis Point Vineyard

Clovis Point Vineyard & Winery, 1935 Main Rd., Jamesport, NY

On Sunday May 6th, Bryan Gallo will perform songs he's written and plenty he wishes he had at Clovis Point Vineyard in Jamesport, N.Y. Clovis Point is one of Long Island Wine Country's most scenic venues with excellent award winning wine.

Picnicking is allowed, so feel free to bring whatever foods you think would go best with Clovis' wines and Bryan's tunes. (No coolers are allowed. Please consult Clovis Point's website for full rules and guildelines.)

Show starts at 1:30 p.m. and is all ages.

www.clovispointwines.com

May19

Bryan Gallo live at Bistro 25

Bistro 25, 45 Foster Ave, Sayville, NY

On Saturday May 19th, catch Bryan get down on a small sampling of tunes he's written and a whole bunch he wishes he had at Bistro 25 in Sayville, NY.

The tunes will pair well with Bistro 25's fantastic food & drink and it all goes down in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. This performance is an all ages event & has no cover.

www.bistro25li.com

Jun16

Bryan Gallo live at Bistro 25

Bistro 25, 45 Foster Ave, Sayville, NY

On Saturday June 16th, catch Bryan get down on a small sampling of tunes he's written and a whole bunch he wishes he had at Bistro 25 in Sayville, NY.

The tunes will pair well with Bistro 25's fantastic food & drink and it all goes down in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. This performance is an all ages event & has no cover.

www.bistro25li.com

Jun17

Bryan Gallo live at Clovis Point Vineyard

Clovis Point Vineyard & Winery, 1935 Main Rd., Jamesport, NY

On Sunday June 17th , Bryan Gallo will perform songs he's written and plenty he wishes he had at Clovis Point Vineyard in Jamesport, N.Y. Clovis Point is one of Long Island Wine Country's most scenic venues with excellent award winning wine.

Picnicking is allowed, so feel free to bring whatever foods you think would go best with Clovis' wines and Bryan's tunes. (No coolers are allowed. Please consult Clovis Point's website for full rules and guildelines.)

Show starts at 1:30 p.m. and is all ages.

www.clovispointwines.com

Jul29

Bryan Gallo live at Clovis Point Vineyard

Clovis Point Vineyard & Winery, 1935 Main Rd., Jamesport, NY

On Sunday July 29th , Bryan Gallo will perform songs he's written and plenty he wishes he had at Clovis Point Vineyard in Jamesport, N.Y. Clovis Point is one of Long Island Wine Country's most scenic venues with excellent award winning wine.

Picnicking is allowed, so feel free to bring whatever foods you think would go best with Clovis' wines and Bryan's tunes. (No coolers are allowed. Please consult Clovis Point's website for full rules and guildelines.)

Show starts at 1:30 p.m. and is all ages.

www.clovispointwines.com

The B.G. Blog Spot

Fare Thee Well 2017, You’ve Been Good To Me  

 

    The year Two Thousand and Seventeen was quite a mixed bag.  On one hand, the whole world around us was experiencing a lot of change.  Some yelling "Hooray for our side", others, not so much.  On the other hand, even though things got a bit foggy and exhausting here and there, there was still music.  And plenty of it.

    I think it goes without saying, but thank goodness for the music all around.   I know all of the things happening in the world at large had an effect on me as well in one way or another.  But despite that, it was still a great year for me being there was plenty of music to be performed, listened to, and appreciated in these past twelve months.  I looked over my 2017 calendar to recap the year, and I had 98 total scheduled performances (and it's possible there were maybe even a few more).  I played in restaurants and bars, breweries and vineyards, theaters and listening rooms.  I had shows as a solo performer, as a duo, and with a full tilt electric Rock N Roll outfit.  I performed indoors and outdoors, to audiences both large and intimate.  Through it all, I was always reminded that creating and performing music for others is not just a passion of mine, but that for a small but meaningful blip in a 365 span, it helps both me and the audience take our mind from the "heaviness" of the world around.  

   As I sit to write this in the final hours of 2017,  I'm left to ask myself the cliche 'What are my New Years Resolutions for 2018?'.  I'd certainly like to get some new studio recordings out to everyone, so I'm hoping I dedicate some time this upcoming year to get those out to you, whether that means slowing down the live performance schedule, or just somehow bending time and making it all work.  I have a good handful of songs I tested in my  "full band" show this past year, and I think they'd all make great recordings.  I've been sitting on plenty of songs that have been written for a few years now that I think need official releases as well, and I'd like to get them out from being just "live set Nuggets" and instead to the ears of the masses.  I'm not yet sure of what release strategy I'd like to pursue, but when it happens you'll all be the first to know.  

   Also in this New Year,  I'm hoping to make some more time for new songs to come.  I've gone through plenty of new experiences in the past twelve months, and I've been writing plenty of lyrical ideas and taking the time to record ideas for vocal melodies or guitar riffs as soon as they come to me.  2018 will hopefully be the year of tying up all of the loose ends, and coming out with some cool new material to share with you all.  

   I'm just about headed out to spend New Years Eve among some family and friends, so I'll end this by hoping you and yours have had yourself a great 2017, and that your 2018 is even better!

-Bryan

 

Yeah!-vember: Reflecting With Thanks on a Most Busy and Musical Autumn 2017 

Hello out there to everyone in internet land!

It's been a few weeks since I've sat down to write up a blog post for my webspace, and that's for good reason.  While I thought that my schedule would be slowing down a little bit as it often does in the Autumn months and into the Winter, this year seemed to have alternate plans.  My October days were filled with plenty of performance dates and some time for a little Halloween hijinks, and as I rolled into November I had some really cool events come up as well to be grateful for.  

At the very beginning of the month I did some "double dipping" on Saturday November 4th, as I performed at Harmony Vineyard's Fall Festival in St. James, NY in the afternoon, and then in the evening as the opening act for famed Blues guitarist Kerry Kearney for his "Acoustic Summit" at the Crazy Crepe Cafe in Miller Place, NY.  I got the opportunity to perform to some friendly faces both new-to-me and familiar, and it was a great day all around.  

In the days that followed after my double-header Saturday, I got myself ready to attend my very first NERFA conference.  NERFA (which is short for North East Regional Folk Alliance) is a group that is dedicated to preserving and advancing the tradition of Folk music.  While I've never considered the music I write and perform as "staunchly Folk", I came to learn throughout the four day conference that I fit right in with even the more traditional and hardcore "folkies".  There were musicians and song writers there from as far West as California and as far North as Canada.  Also present were DJ's, festival promoters, and venue operators from the North East U.S. region.  I had the opportunity to meet so many people who I learned an awful lot from including well-known Singer-Songwriter Vance Gilbert, who delivered the keynote speech of the conference.  (If you've never heard his music, I highly suggest you check it out as he is a very unique writer and performer.)

Music was happening nearly all hours of the day and night through either the formal showcases, the "Guerilla Showcases" that take place in hotel rooms, or even through impromptu jamming and song-circles that happened in the hotel lobby, hallways, and stair wells.  There was plenty of musicians I knew from the Long Island/NYC scene that attended including Pete Mancini, Christine Sweeney, Hank Stone, Travis McKeveny, and many others.  I also had the opportunity to become friends with other musicians and songwriters from all over the North East, and as I mentioned earlier, even as far as the Western U.S.  I met a specific Colorado based Singer-Songwriter Emily Barnes, who I'm glad to say will be joining me and Pete Mancini for a Song-Circle show at the Grey Horse Tavern in Bayport, NY in April of next year.  (Be sure to give her music a listen as well, as she's another talent not to be missed.) 

I had one showcase performance at this year's conference, and it was an enjoyable "In The Round" format with Hank Stone, He-Bird She-Bird, and I taking turns performing our tunes as part of the AcousticMusicScene.com Guerilla showcase line-up.  I definitely know I'll be attending next year's conference, and hope to land a few more showcase spots as well.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My month of November wrapped up quite pleasantly with a gig at Clovis Point Vineyard.  Clovis is one of my long running "regular gigs" here on Long Island, but this month's was a little different as I had a surprise visit from WPPB's Brian Cosgrove.  Brian is the DJ of the Afternoon Ramble show on WPPB, and has played my song "Karma" during several of his afternoon sets.  'PPB reaches Long Island and Coastal Connecticut via 88.3 FM, and has the distinction of being Long Island's only NPR affiliate.  It was great to finally get to meet Brian in person and chat with him during one of my set breaks on topics ranging from the current state of Radio and the music industry to our shared appreciation of the legendary Power Pop group Big Star.  


... As you can see there was quite a bit to sit down and report back to you all just from the past few weeks, and an awful lot to be thankful for.  I'm looking forward to the Holiday season and the opportunity to dust off and perform some of my tunes from my Santa Songs Holiday EP... and then excited for the new musical adventures that the New Year will surely bring.  Take care of yourselves friends, and I hope to see ya soon!  

 -Bryan
 

Septummer/Summtember: A Summary of Sept. 2017's happenings 

Hello out there again folks, 

So Summer has wound on down a bit, yet the weather around here on Long Island still stayed pretty "Summerish" in the past few weeks.  I've been interchangeably using #Septummer & #Summtember on my social media posts as a way to refer to this reluctance Mother Nature has shown in handing over the reigns to Autumn.  Unfortunately, another expression that happens to describe this particular time in our calendar year is "Hurricane Season".  As I write this, there's plenty of fellow Americans down in Puerto Rico who are dealing with the terrible side effects from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.  Just a few weeks back when the storms started brewing in the Atlantic for 2017, Hurricane Harvey was the first big storm to hit the U.S. mainland.  Like most fellow Americans I saw the images coming in from Houston and they were heart wrenching.  Just as a few days after that Hurricane came, I was hanging out at the yearly Bradstock music festival that happens on the South Shore of Long Island every Labor Day weekend.  I was hanging out on the beer line with fellow Singer-Songwriter and good friend Nick Russell, and he mentioned that he was talking with several other L.I. based musicians and hoping to get together a benefit for the victims who were in the path of Hurricane Harvey in TX.  

The word was sent out, and several days later we had ourselves a benefit show at the Grey Horse Tavern in Bayport, NY.  Even with the event announced only days before it would occur, plenty of musicians and folks from the Long Island community came together to raise roughly $800 that we sent directly to the Greater Houston Community Fund.  It never fails to amaze me how much can be done when we can give our time and talents to help those in need.  I know that this unfortunately won't be the last time that we need to band together like this, but we can never forget that together we can always come together to help those when they truly need it. 


The evening after the Hurricane Harvey benefit at the Grey Horse, I had the privilege of being the featured performer at the Grounds & Sounds Cafe in East Setauket, NY.  The venue is situated in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook, and offers a performance space with pristine sound and great ambiance.  It's easily one of the best listening rooms here on Long Island for a Singer-Songwriter type such as myself to perform at. So many wonderful volunteers help to put this monthly series together, and they should be commended. It's a series that supports original music and the people who create it in a high quality "pro-level" venue. I got a chance to play 17 of my own tunes to a wonderful attentive crowd and did cover versions of a Big Star's "Thirteen" and Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding". I was asked for an encore, which I wasn't expecting, so I tacked on George Harrison's "Isn't It A Pity".  

There were a few other gigs that happened during the month as well, but you can get an even quicker recap of those by scrolling through either my Faceboook or Instagram pages.  That about wraps it up for now.  I hope to hear from you all or see you at an upcoming gig  -Bryan 

... And because of all of the troubles we've been having with the complications from this Hurricane season and other divides in this country that have been reopening, I'll leave you all with a quote from one of my favorite authors, the late great Kurt Vonnegut Jr. from his novel God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater: “Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”

A most busy Summer 2017 winds on down 

There was a time maybe about 8-10 years ago where I took an unintended hiatus from public performance.  I was still writing and recording song demos at home, but I just wasn't actively out performing in really any capacity save for a few speckled gigs here and there.  When I jumped back into playing out and diving head first back into the Long Island music scene, I always said that I'd be satisfied once my performance schedule got to a point where I was out there doing it pretty often.  This Summer that has just passed definitely proved to me that I've reached that point, and while I've always repeated the mantra "busy is good", I'm happy in a way that the Fall is coming and the busy Summer season will be winding down a bit.  Here's some of the "Happy Recap" of what happened even just during the 31 days in August 2017:  

I performed a full band show as part of the Sunset Concert Series at Harborfront Park in Port Jefferson, NY on Thursday August 9th.  I've always wanted to perform a show as part of this series ever since I got "back into the scene", and I'm glad that I was able to set one up for this Summer season.  

In these photos is the set list from that show. We nixed "B-Movie" & "Amber Lynn", as I opted to not play any tunes solo tonight last minute. We also performed a few of my favorite cover tunes, and also a few that I've yet to record and am hoping to get done in the studio sometime soon,  I think my favorite part of this performance was when we got to "The Party Guest". The sun seemed to dip into the harbor right as the instrumental swell/climax at the end of the song kicked in. I watched the daylight begin to decay as I played the harmonica outro, Mick (bass guitar), Nick (drums), & Chris (keyboards) worked to keep the tension of the end of the song high, and Pete (lead guitar) added as much feedback & guitar wizardry in the key of D as he could. The scenery at that moment matched what I've always felt the overall mood of the song is supposed to be, and the stellar musicians I performed with tonight helped it all come to life. Sometimes, music is just magical like that.

 

I had a performance during this month just about every third day, or even every other day.  People surely do want to experience live music during the Summer.  One of the more notable gigs I had brought me across the Long Island Sound to Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT as part of the Ferry 2 Two Roads yearly event.  I got to ride round trip on the ferry, perform in their outdoor hops garden on a beautiful day, take a VIP tour of the brewery, and sample a whole bunch of Two Road's delicious brews.  I'd certainly say that performing music at times comes with its perks.  

  

... Throughout the rest of the month I also got to play some gigs overlooking the ocean, looking out into gorgeous vineyard rows, and to many new faces as part of the Alive on 25 festival in Riverhead, NY.  (For other photos of these shows, be sure to visit my Facebook or Instagram pages.  

While "busy is good", I am glad that this Summer is coming to a close.  As George Harrison once mused, "all things must pass", and it's always refreshing to experience the change of seasons and the ability to get some time to get your bearings back in order.  I'm hoping to use the slow down of my performance schedule to finally get into the recording studio yet again to get some new music out for you all to enjoy.  Until then, keep your eye on my scheduled dates and I hope to see ya at an upcoming show!  -Bryan

Some thoughts on where Music has taken me, both in Body and Mind.  

As I was sitting down to do some desk work yesterday on the evening I returned from performing a private wedding event up in the Catskills Mountains in Big Indian, NY, I had a lot of thoughts on my mind and felt the need to write them out.  I was able to, and wanted to share them all with you here:

On my way to the venue, I passed through Woodstock, and saw the sign for the Levon Helm Memorial Highway, which was dedicated to him shortly after he had passed away. When I got to the venue in Big Indian, I couldn't help but be taken back by the beauty and peace of mind I was able to gather deep in the mountain ranges of Upstate NY. I thought to myself that this was probably the same thoughts that the members of The Band had when they holed up in Big Pink with Bob Dylan over in Saugherties in the late 60's to create some of the most iconic recordings in Rock history. Levon included. 

Part of my setlist for the cocktail hour I performed was "Atlantic City" (penned by Bruce Springsteen) and "I Shall Be Released" (penned by Bob Dylan). These are both songs that The Band had recorded, and Levon sang lead on the recording for "Atlantic City". I happened to sing both back to back during my set because I did them both in the key of A with the capo on the second fret, so it made sense in terms of keeping tuning changes to a minimum. When I was half way through singing "I Shall Be Released", I realized the connection of both songs as I stared right into a line of trees that seemed limitless in their reach up into the uninterrupted blue sky.   

I got lost in those thoughts, and got taken back to a time when I went to one of the Midnight Rambles at Levon's barn (back in 2010 or so) shortly after he had returned from treatment for his throat cancer. I sat in a seat that was so close to him, that I was able to rest the edge of my feet on his drum riser and hear the crack of his snare right in my ear. He didn't sing much because of his illness (he sang a few verses here and there) but his joyous spirit filled the whole room. There was an announcement before the show that Levon would not be signing autographs or anything of the like afterward, but I got up at the end of that show and called over to him a few feet from me to say, "Thank you for the music, Levon!" And he put his hand out to me to shake it and replied in his signature Southern rhasp, "Thank you, son!" A few years later, Levon passed away due to the complications from his illness, but we all thankfully still have the music he created, and I'll never forget that special moment I had at "The Barn".   

 

As I re-centered my thoughts and came back to where I was, staring at the lyrics of "I Shall Be Released" on the page in front of me, I couldn't help but feel a bit emotional but made sure I kept my voice from cracking as there was a job to be done and people to entertain. I suppose the whole point of me sharing this anecdote is that Music is a wonderful thing that can take us places both mentally and physically. I'm so grateful for the musical experiences I've had in my life thus far as without them, I'd be a shell of the person I am today. I hope they never end, and I wish everyone else out there the chance to come across some magical, musical moments in their lives as well.  

-Bryan

Black Friday Digital Discounts! + More cool deals!  

Hey erryone, 

So the Holiday season is officially here.  It's now o.k. to listen to all the Christmas music your red and green heart desires.  Tis the season to buy gifts for others, and if you'd like, for yourself as well!  

If you haven't had the chance to purchase a copy of my debut album The Party Guest either digitally or as a physical CD, never fear!  I've decided to run some cool Black Friday/Small Business Saturday//"Hey It's The Holidays" sales.  

If you're looking to download a digital version of the album, you can head on over to my Bandcamp page or over at CD Baby and snag it for the special limited Holiday price of $5.  

If you're looking for a physical copy of the album and won't be at a show of mine anytime soon, you can order via CD Baby as well, and they are offering $0.01 shipping from Monday Dec 01 - Wednesday Dec 03.  If you happen to make it out to a show of mine this weekend, I'll have plenty of physical copies on me and will be offering them for a discounted rate.  The CD's make perfect stocking stuffers, gifts for music lovers, or may even look great on your Christmas tree! 

Happy Holidays all, and hope to see ya soon! 
-Bryan

The Party Guest turns One Month Old + Other Cool News & Shows! 

Hey erryone,

Today is November 23rd, and marks one full month since The Party Guest was officially released.  The release show at The Patchogue Theater For The Performing Arts with my buddies Butchers Blind & Mick Hargreaves was a great success.  I've been keeping the ball rolling by playing a lot of cool shows, going to see some cool shows and spreading the word, and all of the other cool work that comes along with being an independent singer/songwriter.  If you haven't picked up a copy of the album, physical or digital, there's still plenty to go around.  I always have copies for sale at shows, and a fancy Sharpie if you'd like it personalized!  Also, the album is available at CD Baby in both physical and digital formats, at my Bandcamp page as high-end digital files, and over at iTunes digitally for you folks who enjoy Apples.  

The CD is also available at a fantastic coffee shop that's close to my home base, Tend Coffee.  Tend is located in Shirley, NY and they serve 100% certified organic coffees that are roasted on the premises.  They're a great small independent local business who also happens to support other independent locals, and that I can surely dig.  Be sure to stop in Tend if you're ever in the area, and to keep an eye out for The Party Guest in other brick and mortar stores soon.  




As I mentioned the album will be available at shows, and I've got some cool ones coming up this Thanksgiving Weekend:

Friday Nov. 28th at C'est Cheese - Port Jefferson, NY - 7pm
Saturday Nov. 29th at Hoptron Brewtique - Patchogue, NY - 2pm
Sunday Nov. 30th at Tend Coffee w/ special guest Joyce Sobanski - Shirley, NY - 3pm

As always, thank you for your support and for spreading the word!  I'll see ya'll soon at a show or sometime soon enough down the road!

-Bryan

Bryan Gallo's debut album The Party Guest has arrived!  

Hey erryone!

Today is the day that I thought would never come, but it's officially here!  My debut album, The Party Guest, is now officially released!  

I'll be celebrating with a release show at The Patchogue Theater's Live In The Lobby series tonight with PLENTY of physical CD copies for sale along with cool T-Shirts as well!  I'll be backed by Butchers Blind, who served as the backing band on the entirety of the album.  Also appearing and performing is Chris J. Connolly who is currently support his single "Million Colours" from his very own soon to be released debut album.  

(The Danelectro 12 String pictured here will not be available for sale at the release show, but will be available to hear as I'll be "plugging in" for the first time in several years.  Prepare yourself for some jingle-Jangle!) 


For those of you who can't make it to the show to purchase a hot-off-the-presses CD, you can find the album for sale over at my Bandcamp page or for you Apple fanatics it seems as if it's already gone live on iTunes as well!  I'm still trying to figure out when and where it should be for sale in a physical medium via CD Baby & Amazon (should be pretty soon) but if you'd really like to get your hands on a CD copy and are not able to attend the release show or won't be at a performance of mine in the near future, feel free to send me an E-mail via this webpage and we'll make it happen!  

I'm so excited to be able to share these 11 songs with you all.  This album has literally been years in the making, and Pete Mancini (of Butchers Blind) did a great job producing the album & Mick Hargreaves did an awesome job capturing our sounds via his Lantern Sound Recording Rig.  If you like what you hear, please be sure to spread the word and tell a friend or two.  I'm an independent artist without a record label, so the support from great people such as yourselves is priceless and highly appreciated.  

Thank you so much, and happy listening!  

-Bryan
 

Streaming advanced preview of The Party Guest is up now!  

Hey erryone,

So because I couldn't contain my excitement much longer, and I'm so psyched for The Party Guest album release show  this Thursday (10/23) at The Patchogue Theater's Live In The Lobby, I figured I'd allow everyone to hear a preview of the album before its official release!  We (me and the Butchers Blind guys) will be playing the album in full, from "Amber Lynn" all the way to "The Party Guest" the night of the show.  Streaming the album ahead of time is a great way to get yourself psyched and prepped with us! The album was produced by Pete Mancini (of Butchers Blind) and recorded by Mick Hargreaves via his Lantern Sound Recording Rig.  

Stream The Party Guest in full before its official release date here:
           ---> The Party Guest Album Preview  <---

Also appearing at the show will be Chris J. Connolly, who is celebrating a soon to be released album of his own.  He and I have gotten to be pretty good friends, and recently appeared on Jerry Schaefer's Graveyard Blues Radio program  to promote the upcoming release show.  Chris' lead single "Million Colours" is out now via Diversion Records, and you can preview and download it prior to our Double Album Release show as well! 

The Party Guest will be available for purchase the night of the show (as a CD with lots of cool art work and liner notes included) and in digital form online on the same day.  We hope to see you there, and be sure to tell a friend... We want this to be a true party! 

See ya thurr! 
-Bryan 



 

Check it out! "Karma" Digital Maxi-Single Now Available on Bandcamp! 

Howdy all,

I had a few people asking me if there'd be a sneak peak of some of the tunes from The Party Guest before it's released on October 23, so my answer to you is.. "You betchya!"  Take a look at this:


That's the art to the Digital Maxi-Single of "Karma", one of the eleven songs that will appear on The Party Guest. You can preview Karma by going to www.bryangallo.bandcamp.com and give it a whirl.  If you decide you like it a whole bunch, you can download it as a "Name Your Own Price" single (all amounts are acceptable, even $0.00 in case you're a little strapped for cash) and then take it on the road in your iPod, laptop, or heck, be so 2002 and burn yourself a CD of it!  Included with the download are two live tracks: "Waitress On Call" & "Karma", both from a show I did at Soul Sounds Inc. Record Shop in Sayville, NY this past June.  You can only hear those tracks by downloading the single, so be sure to check those out!  


... Also, there will be a few radio appearances I'll have before the release show (On Jerry Schaefer's Graveyard Blues on Sunday Oct 12th via WRCN & Tom Ryan's , American Hit Radio thru WHPC on Wed Oct 15th) and I plan on playing some cuts from the album then, so if you want to hear MORE of The Party Guest, be sure to keep an eye out for those radio spots coming up in the next week or two. (More info can be found in the "Shows" section here on the .com)

As always, any help from listeners like you is appreciated, so please feel free to spread the word and share the Bandcamp page for the Karma Maxi-Single with others.  

Keep it tuned here and at www.facebook.com/bryangallomuzak for all the latest updates!

Stay classy peeps,
-Bryan