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“One of the outstanding releases this year….The Occoquan River is brilliant.” 
Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National.

"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" Micheal Park, The International Americana Show, Fm Radio, New York City

“The Occoquan River is one of the best songs of the year – Australian or International.” 
Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R

"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    ★★★★☆

"This is the kind of music adored by Americana music fans"
JEFF GLORFELD, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald

Tom Waits once said “The world is a hellish place, and bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering;” the very same Tom Waits which then went on to vote Gallie as a finalists of the International Songwriting Contest.

Gallie’s 20-year musical career has also seen him open for an impressive line-up of international acts. These include Damien Rice, Lisa Hannigan, KT Tunstall, Glen Tilbrook, Squeeze, Newton Faulkner, Glen Hansard and The Frames. He has shared the stage with luminaries such as Santana, Chris Isaak and Jimmy Cliff and some of Australia’s greats Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie, Chris Wilson and Shane Howard.

He is in demand on the Festival circuit having played the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Nannup Music Festival Yackandandah Folk Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, Moyston Music Fest, Deni Blues and Roots Festival and the Turning Wave Festival.

‘The Occoquan River’ was launched at MEMO Music Hall, St Kilda with a nine piece band, on Saturday the 31st October 2015 to a fervourant response. Gallie brought the house down with over 290 payers, packing the room, the intensity and emotion was palpable.