""With a rock and roll soul and heartfelt lyrics, Long Island-based singer/song writer Bryan Gallo is one to watch." - Cyndi Murray, Northforker Magazine
Praise for Gallo's debut album, The Party Guest
"The songs on the album, all written by Gallo, are romantic songs of waiting and wanting, hope and desire, of sitting on the sidelines and jumping into the game. The first single, “Karma,” is pure Americana pop, with a hook that stays with the listener." - Cathy Meinhold, The Long Island Advance
"Gallo’s vulnerable, plaintive vocals stand at the center of these smartly-crafted songs of romantic defeat. On this debut disc, singer-songwriter Gallo is supported by Americana / alt-country quartet Butchers Blind (Brian Reilly on bass, Paul Ciancaruso on drums, and Christopher Smith on keys, with guitarist-vocalist Pete Mancini doubling as producer), who frame each of these songs with quiet elegance and gentle precision. Imagine a string of early Jayhawks or quieter Lyle Lovett tunes and you’re in the neighborhood.
... The Party Guest is a rather downcast affair, but Gallo manages to make despair appealing with his heart-on-the-sleeve vocals and thoughtful lyrics. Recommended for damaged romantics and glass-is-half-empty dreamers everywhere." - Jason Warburg, The Daily Vault