"soaring indie rock music from storming indie newcomer."
Owen Gallagher is a London-based musician from Dublin, Ireland. He makes melodic alternative rock music and takes a collaborative approach to creating music with thoughtful and provoking lyrics.
Inspired by his music teacher, renowned Irish jazz guitar virtuoso Tommy Halferty, Owen picked up the guitar at age 12 and made his first serious foray into live performance with a sold out show at the National Concert Hall's John Field Room in Dublin with an 8 piece band.
Another inspiration for Owen was his neighbour Mundy who happened to be living in the basement apartment of the same building prior to the release of Mundy's multiplatinum-selling 24 Star Hotel. Owen later flew Mundy to London for a guest appearance at a show at The Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room. Owen would also go on to headline two of his own shows at the Royal Opera House Clore Room.
With his band (El Libero) he has received airplay on national radio in Ireland and the UK and acclaim from bloggers, DJs and journalists. He is now preparing to release his first single under his own name featuring L.A.-based singer Tom Crouch. The launch will be supported with live dates in London, Dublin and the U.S. in the summer.