Andy J Gallagher

Andy J Gallagher

 London, England, GBR
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"Gloriously scattershot punk & clever songwriting, served with a sneer" CMJ Music Marathon 2009
"Lyrical Genius" Roman Jugg (the damned)
"really good songs" Steve Diggle (the buzzcocks)

Biography

Andy J. Gallagher first hit London’s intimate music venues with punky avant-Britpop band The Shopkeeper Appeared. Fame beckoned with airtime plays on BBC Radio One and gigs with global superstars Radiohead, but Gallagher, ever-hungry for new creative experiences, headed off to explore the world’s music scenes collaborating with a host of characters, including Sparks’ guitarist Adrian Fisher.

This global odyssey triggered a torrent of creativity and Gallagher’s most inspired writing to date. When Roman Jugg, ex-member of seminal punk band The Damned, heard Gallagher’s new demos, he declared Gallagher a “lyrical genius” and insisted on producing his debut album, “Helicopter Dolphin Submarine.” Charged with raw, living vigour, an exuberance of personality and peopled by real world characters, Andy J. Gallagher’s debut LP has perfectly pinned down the zeitgeist of modern urbanites living in a wayward generation.

Wearing his influences from David Bowie to The Velvet Underground, Elvis Presley, The Kinks and The Ramones to name but a few, firmly on his sleeve, Gallagher’s dazzling lyrics and sparkling songs have been showered in praise by the media and legendary musicians alike.

Lyrics

Something Else

Written By: Andy J Gallagher

Sometimes i feel like i’m coming down
With a disease that’s based on whether you’re around
I never wanted you to see me sticking ‘round

Sometimes i feel like i’m losing myself
I can’t think straight and i need some help
Still you’re ignoring me completely, go fuck yourself

You might as well find something else
Something that you could start anew
So go ahead star in your play
You can’t make me stay

Sometimes i feel like I’m falling down
A giant hole that you dug a thousand metres down
I only wanted you completely

You might as well find something else
Something that you could start anew
So go ahead star in your play
You can’t make me stay

You look kinda different i never seen you look like this before
Where you once looked interesting now you look like a bore

Sometimes i feel like i’m wearing down
Your defences and your absolute resound
I only hope that you can see me

You’re still looking kinda different I’ve only seen
you look like this once before
Did you ever look interesting or always look like a bore?

Words and music Andy J Gallagher

AJG – vocals and guitar
Lee Andrews – drums
Gregg Brown – bass
Roman Jugg - guitar

Faster and Faster

Written By: Andy J Gallagher

She drags herself up the pole while the music plays
Starts to take off her clothes and they all paid
With nothing really mastered
Her life drifts by faster and faster

He picked himself off the floor one sunny day
Took a look through the bars and saw the people play
With nothing really mastered
His life drifts by faster and faster

So stick a pin in your arm you won’t feel no pain
There are limited times you’ll do this again
With nothing really mastered
Your life drifts by faster and faster

So step away from the pole and let the music play
Keep on all of your clothes they can keep their money
With something finally mastered
Your life moves on faster and faster and faster and faster and faster

Words and music Andy J Gallagher

AJG – vocals and guitar
Lee Andrews – drums
Gavin Coultrip – bass
Roman Jugg - guitar

Helicopter Dolphin Submarine

Written By: Andy J Gallagher

Remembering the times we had before you went away
I can’t help but regret the person i became

It seems to me you don’t need me
And you probably never did
You don’t need me

Remembering the fun we had on the pacific coast highway
Helicopter dolphin submarine like you they’ve gone away

It seems to me you don’t want me
And you probably never did
You don’t need me

Life goes on and time will heal the wounds of yesterday
But nothing can ever take the place of all we never got to do or say

It seems to me you don’t want to
And you probably never will
You don’t want to
But i probably always will still want to

Words and music Andy J Gallagher

AJG – vocals and guitar
Steve Abunab - percussion
Lee Andrews – drums
Gregg Brown – bass
Roman Jugg - guitar

Discography

CROCODILES & PROSTITUES EP
Lead track received national airplay (UK) and video was on MTV International and NME TV (UK) over 50,000 hits over various forums.

FASTER AND FASTER
Video shot with BBC Top Gear crew and drivers attracted over 10,000 hits in one week.

HELICOPTER DOLPHIN SUBMARINE LP
(released 08/10)

Set List

10 - 15 songs from my catalogue + a splattering of bowie/ramones/kinks