GALLEON!

GALLEON!

 Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA
BandRockCountry

GALLEON plays a variety of rock, folk-rock, and modern country music, mixing superb original songs with choice covers, and performing it all with professionalism and style. We play in and around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Don't you miss the boat ... welcome aboard GALLEON!

Biography

Galleon is an Atlanta-based musical group which steadfastly believes life is much too short to settle for ordinary music. Now comprised of Elliott and June Michaels, William Easterling, Mike Shea, Martin Alvarez, and John Patka, this electric outfit plays a variety of rock, folk-rock, and modern country music; blending tastefully melodic, well-crafted original songs with choice deep-cut cover tunes, and performing it all with a very high level of professionalism and their own unique and special style. Thus, the band makes music that sails above and beyond all the rest!

Galleon's music is a fusion of the best elements of jazz, country, blues, gospel, folk, and African and Latin musical styles - the very same elements which were fused together to forge rock music in the first place. So it's still rock & roll to Galleon!

Galleon founder and skipper ELLIOTT MICHAELS (electric/acoustic guitar, lead vocals, songwriting) is a seasoned veteran of the music scenes in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Michaels founded Galleon in 1994 and has been maintaining and improving it ever since. Elliott's impeccable vocal styling and right-on-the-mark songwriting are the foundation on which was built the Galleon!

Galleon's current lineup also features WILLIAM EASTERLING (polyphonic synthesizer, organ, electric piano, harmony vocals, songwriting), a classically-trained musician with an eclectic pop sensibility; MIKE SHEA (kit drums, percussion), a sensational musician whose fierce but tasteful attack belies his mild-mannered behavior; MARTIN ALVAREZ (lead & bass guitar), a talented Florida transplant with plenty of tropical heat; JOHN PATKA (lead & bass guitar, harmony vocals), a well-seasoned rocker with vast and varied influences; and Elliott's lovely wife JUNE ELISE MICHAELS (weapons of hand percussion, harmony vocals, lyrics, administrative support), a long-time new music devotee with lots of get-up-and-go. The spirit, enthusiasm, and professionalism of these musicians helps ensure smooth sailing for Galleon!

The chemistry and camaraderie among musical partners Patka, Alvarez, Shea, Easterling, and Mr. & Mrs. Michaels is most evident in Galleon's cohesive and assertive sound, imposing stage presence, and commanding performance. The group has appeared often at Atlanta-area nightclubs and concert events, and they look forward to growing and progressing as they play their special brand of music throughout the Southeastern United States in the coming months. Bookings, auditions, and additional information regarding Galleon are handled as follows:

GALLEON! 
218 Harbor Pointe Parkway, Sandy Springs, GA 30350-5808 
Telephone: (404) 552-2763 or (404) 374-0100 
E-Mail: galleonmaster@yahoo.com 
Main Web Page: http://www.galleonrocks.com 
ReverbNation Web Page: http://www.reverbnation.com/galleonrocks 
Facebook Web Page: http://www.facebook.com/galleonrocks 
MySpace Web Page: http://www.myspace.com/galleonrocks 
IAC Music Web Page: http://www.indiemusicpeople.com/galleonrocks 
CD Baby Web Page: http://cdbaby.com/cd/galleon2

Great music matters more than ever, so don't you miss the boat ... welcome aboard GALLEON!

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