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You Can't Keep it Down (2006, full length, PeaceLabs Records)
Singles: "Now", "How it Feels", "Lies", "Die 4 the Cause", "Coming Home"
Acoustic: "Starting Line"

Will and Surrender (2004, full length, PeaceLabs Records)
Single: "Wide Open"




In 2003, Chris "Kiff" Gallagher walked away from an impressive career in business and politics, and sat down to write some music. In less than a year he'd written, arranged, and produced Will and
Surrender. Though it was his first attempt at writing pop songs, it was instantly clear that he had a gift. Will and Surrender was a top seller at CDbaby for months, and the single, "Wide Open" charted on Garageband's top 20, all-time, out of more than 17,000.

Over the next year, Kiff earned his reputation as an electric and captivating performer. He rocked crowds in his hometown of San Francisco (Independent, Slim’s, Café du Nord, Sweetwater), NY (Joe's Pub, Makor, Bitter End) and LA (Hotel Café, Viper Room, Temple Bar). With “raspy smooth” vocals, evocative songs and a charismatic stage presence, Kiff headlined sold-out shows and supported acts as diverse as Gavin DeGraw, Aqualung and Maktub.

In early 2005, Kiff began work on his second album. The demos alone were strong enough to get featured on Clear Channel's "New” artist buzz pages; land in “best-of” compilations; and pull top session talent (from acts like Macy Gray, Fionna Apple, Seal, and The Matrix) into his project. The self-produced album, You Can't Keep it Down, also attracted studio veterans, Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac, Chris Isaak) and Joe Chiccarelli (Elton John, U2, Beck) who split the job of mixing the 11 songs. You Can't Keep it Down was "soft" released (to internet retailers and iTunes) by micro-indie, PeaceLabs Records in January 2006.

Kiff’s unique blend of classic song-writing, authentic soul and ripe-for-radio vocals has evolved into something far better than even his buzz-worthy '03 debut predicted. You Can't Keep it Down combines rare artistic gravity with real commercial viability. Early reviews are raving -- calling the new LP a "gem," "extraordinary," and "a minor masterpiece." Nonstop writing, producing and performing has paid off for Kiff with a fresh, engaging sound that truly is, as the SF Chronicle says, "on the verge of the big time." KIFF has recently headlined sold-out shows on both coasts (Independent, SF; and Joe's Pub, NYC).

And that's just Kiff's music...Chris "Kiff" Gallagher also has an extraordinary career behind him. Before he started writing, producing and performing critically acclaimed pop songs, Kiff worked at teh White House for Bill Clinton, Lectured at Stanford, UCLA and other top business schools, was quoted and published in The New York Times, Time Magazine and other global publications as the Director of Strategic Communications during a corporate crisis. Served as President of Social Venture Network - a national organization of socially and environmentally concerned CEO's. Became an investor himself by borrowing money, investing in the stock market, trading daily, beating the market and then financing his two records and music career (after paying back what he owed, plus interest to etrade). this slightly insane and quite precarious design for music self-sustainabilty will continue until some people step up to the plate, or he goes broke...stay tuned.