Lou Gallo and The Very Hungry Band

Lou Gallo and The Very Hungry Band

 Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA
BandFolkChildren's Music

Lou Gallo, a celebrated singer/songwriter has been delighting family audiences for over 15 years with his imagination, humor and real life lyrics that we can all relate to. He is joined by “The Very Hungry Band” - a playful group whose impeccable musicianship never fails to captivate their fans.

Biography

Lou Gallo has a long history of performing for children.  Starting out teaching song writing at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in SoHo, then forming the performance group, "The Imagination Workshop Band", he began a 15 year adventure into the world of children’s music.

Lou followed in the footsteps of Laurie Berkner as a music teacher at the Rockefeller University’s Child and Family Center.  He performed with Brady Rymer, and classic children’s books set to music were introduced to their young audiences.

Lou now offers literacy education in the form of a song.  Lou’s performances are interactive and incorporate the elements of musical composition, melody, and rhythm. Lou offers wonderful entertainment artfully wrapped in an educational program that has taken him to schools, libraries, parks, and concert series throughout the tri-state area. 
 
    Mem Fox author of "Reading Magic" says, “I love what you are doing, especially as the rhyme, rhythm, repetition and tunes of your songs will be laying down the firmest foundations of literacy in every child who enjoys them.”

         Bruce Degen, author of "Jamberry" and "Mooncake" writes, “Your musical treatment of my book was just delightful!  It was perfect.”

Just last summer Lou had the privilege of performing one of his original tunes, "I’m Home", for the Kaplan Thaler Ad Agency and the Ad Council.  A song Lou wrote to express the joy of being home with his family was chosen for a national TV and radio campaign entitled Making Home Affordable, a program that helps homeowners who are facing foreclosure. Follow the link to see the ad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHBOqWvIRIM/

Most recently, Lou joined forces with Jean Rohe, a wonderful songwriter, vocalist, and instrumentalist.   Together with other talented musicians they formed “The Very Hungry Band” - a playful group whose impeccable musicianship and down-to-earth antics never fail to captivate their fans.  “Walk the Dog” is their debut album.

Lou is a dad and a musician.  He combined these roles to serenade his children...then it became his beloved career.

Music and CDs available on iTunes, CD Baby, and lougallo.com
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lougalloandtheveryhungry
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lou-gallo-very-hungry-band/id413106364
View the band at this year's NYC ING Marathon on YouTube.

Schools, Museums and Special Events

Schools
Rockefeller University Child and Family Center
P.S. M226 NYC for students with special needs
Vanderbilt YMCA and YMCAs throughout NY and NJ
Friends Seminary School Summer Camp
Columbia Preparatory School NYC

Museums
CMOM ( Children’s Museum of Manhattan)
Children’s Museum of the Arts in SoHo NYC
The Brooklyn Children’s Museum
The Jewish Heritage Museum NYC
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum in a Trunk Summer Program throughout all 5 Boroughs of NYC

Special Events
2011 New York ING Marathon
Bryant Park, Word for Word Kids Reading Program
30 Rock Show with Tina Fey, Cast and Crew Spring Concert
Dance Theater Workshop Family Matters Program
Huntington Arts Council, Harry Chapin Theater
Summer Stage Concert Series
Battery Park City, Go Fish Day and Family Concert
Carl Schurz Park Easter Concert

Lyrics

Walk The Dog

Written By: Lou Gallo and Brady Rymer

You put the leash on the dog.
Open the door
walk outside
like before

Walk the dog,(doot do do, doot do do)
Walk the dog( doot do do, doot do do)

But if she sees a cat
you have to pull her back
If she sees a cat
you have to hold her back

Walk the dog,(doot do do, doot do do)
Walk the dog,(doot do do, doot do do)

And she sniffing over here
Sniffing over there
Sniffing up in the air

Sniffing over here
Sniffing over there,
Sniffing up in the air

Walk the dog,(doot do do, doot do do)
Walk the dog,(doot do do,doot do do)

Well we see the mailman,
We see the moms,
And the babies in the stroller go,
pushin on...

Walk the dog,(doot do do, doot do do)
Walk the dog(doot do do, doot do do)

You gotta to teach em to sit,
teach them to stay,
you teach them to come,
No no no this way,

Walk the dog,(doot do do, doot do do)
Walk the dog (doot do do, doot do do)

And she sniffing over here,
Sniffing over there, Uh huh!
And she sniffing over here,
She sniffing over there,
Sniffing every dog gone thing that's there

Walk the dog,(doot do do, doot do do)
Walk the dog(doot do do, doot do do)

Don't forget your baggy,
And bring your scoop,
keep the neighborhood clean by,
picking up the...
Doot do do do..Doot do do

Walk the dog(doot do do doot do do)

(guitar solo)

Oh I start to whistle
It's coming on,
Oh man, I think I got me a brand new song

Walk the dog,(walk walk walking the dog)
Walk the dog,(walk walk walking the dog)
(repeat chorus and fade)

Discography

Subway Train, 1995 on CD Baby.
It's a Kids Life, 1998 on CD Baby.
Fall Leaves, 2003 on CD Baby and ITunes.
Im Home, 2007 on CD Baby and ITunes.
Walk the Dog, 2010 on CD Baby and ITunes.

Set List

A 45 minute set usually consists of original music, old favorites, and singing large print children's books set to music. It is an interactive performance...