Lance Galloway

Lance Galloway

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Lance Galloway's music is an eclectic mixture of folk, roots and blues, with a splash of country thrown in for good measure. Guitar and mandolin form the base of many of Lance's catchy tunes that speak directly from the heart of life, love and the road

Biography

Growing up in Far North Queensland, Australia, Lance Galloway knew from a very early age that he wanted to play the guitar. As a young child he would often slip into his older sister’s bedroom and practice hers in secret, as his attraction to the instrument was unyielding. It wasn’t until his early teens, however, that he acquired a guitar of his own, thus beginning his enduring love affair with guitar playing, singing, songwriting – MUSIC!

Lance has spent more than 20 years devoted to perfecting these passions. Early influences from Celtic jigs and Bluegrass harmonies to later inspiration including Gillian Welch & David Rawlings; Bob Brozman; & Tim O'Brien,have escorted Lance through a melodious journey, leading to masterfully crafted original music.
Lance has been very fortunate to have worked with some great players along the way, such as Phil Emmanuel; Nigel Pegrum(Steeleye Span);James Blundell; & Cornell Williams(Jon Cleary Band).
Recently, Lance has performed at Yungaburra Folk Festival,FNQ Country Music Festival, & the Croydon Poddy Dodgers Festival.
Stemming from intricately performed guitar and mandolin, alongside his captivatingly pure voice, Lance’s music is an alluring array of acoustic blends that speak directly from the heart of life, love and the road. His debut album “Way Above Here” (completed late 2007) contains 12 original tracks all written and co-produced by Lance. An eclectic mixture of folk, roots and blues, with a splash of country thrown in for good measure, Lance’s songs incite a range of emotions through his soaring melodies, gripping harmonies and candid phrasing.

Now based in Brisbane, Lance has already received radio airplay on 4OUR 101.5FM, 4BAYFM and 2CBD and his album has recently been distributed to 65 community radio stations across Australia. “Way Above Here” is available on-line (www.myspace.com/lancegalloway) and on the shelves of Rocking Horse Records and The Country Music Store (Brisbane).

Lance is dedicated to building a solid fan-base through the promotion of his original music with high-quality live performances.

October 2007

Lyrics

Forbidden Places

Written By: Lance Galloway

Don’t go a wandering down there no
There’s nothing for you there but
You cannot keep away
You’re curious just like your cat

Don’t go on through that door that hole
It’s full of misery and more
You cannot keep away
You’re curious your mind’s about to

Take you to forbidden places
Where there’s only misery and pain
Those forbidden places
Make you lie and cheat yourself again

You should be making your way home
Instead you’re hanging round that door
You have been lying for so long
You don’t know which is right or wrong

How will you explain this to those
Who hold there trust in you alone
See their faces now
Trying hard just to keep you from

Those forbidden places
Where there’s only misery and pain
Those forbidden places
Make you lie and cheat yourself again

Don’t go a, wandering, down there
Nothing for you there
You’re curious like your cat

How will you explain this to those
Who hold there trust in you alone
See their faces now
They’re trying hard just to keep you from

Those forbidden places
Where there’s only misery and pain
Those forbidden places
Make you lie and lie and lie again

Whatever Addiction

Written By: Lance Galloway

All this time all this time you took from me
Lured my mind to your fantasy
Robbed me blind stole the things that set me free
All this time you’ve been killing me

Take my hand
Take me from this darkest place
Where I can’t stand
To be alone

One more taste one more sip one more embrace
Mind’s unclear and I’m feeling numb
Pull you close hold you in my arms once more
Wake up cold and lying on the floor

Take my hand
Take me from this darkest place
Where I can’t stand
On my own

If I stop just for this moment
Then maybe I could walk away
But I’m not hearing sounds of footsteps
And my hands are shaking and my world is spinning
My addiction’s here to stay

Take my hand
Take me from this darkest place
Where I can’t stand
It’s so damn cold and lonely
Hold my hand
Take me from this evil place
Where I can’t stand
On my own

Surreal

Written By: Lance Galloway

All this time I’ve been misled
By the general perception of what’s pumped into my head
And now I cry for the stupid things I’ve done and said
I’m just another victim of pop culture

Grew up fast with the TV
Now the internet and junk food chains are taking hold of me
My brain is fried and too much information’s wiping my slate clean
How I’m still alive is a real wonder

CHORUS
Well I’m lost inside my mind and I have got a thousand ways to say
Everything except the way I feel
I’m surrounded by my friends but I’m as lonely as a man can get
Boundaries have shattered
It’s surreal

Won’t you have another ride
On the rollercoaster running out of tracks I call my life
The wind’s knocked from my sails but I will take it in my stride
Then get back up and go the right direction

CHORUS

Surreal

I think in abstract tones the colours swirl around
I wanna hear your voice I shiver from the sound

CHORUS

Way Above Here

Written By: Lance Galloway

Can you see the image in the mirror
Staring back at you with hollow eyes
Reflections of a wayward past
Never thought that it would last
Wasted years are washed away
With every tear you cry

Don’t you like the world that you created
Don’t you like the way it hits your heart
When every turn you take is wrong
There’s nowhere that you belong
All you put together
Is now falling apart

CHORUS
I know the way
I know the where
I know the why don’t you come over
I know the way
I know the why
I know the where would you be
Way above here

I have seen you ‘round and I must say this
You don’t look so happy anymore
You’re never smiling always frown
Living your life upside down
Frozen in the moment
When your dreams walked out the door

CHORUS

Images reflected in the mirror
Only show you what life’s like today
When you wake tomorrow morning
You might have a brand new dawning
Life can only get better
It always works that way

CHORUS

Discography

Debut Album - "Way Above Here"

Tracks with radio airplay - All Album Tracks

Set List

Set list includes original songs:

Forbidden Places
Fail
Surreal
Fading Away
Little Out Of Love
Somewhere In Between
Hole
Whatever Addiction
Blow Her Away
Since I Left
Way Above Here
Sound Of The Train
Why Me, Why Not
Going
Heart That Shines
Start Over Again

3 sets, 45 minutes each