The Paula G Reality

The Paula G Reality

 Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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The Paula G Reality is a party dance and jam band from Westport, CT.
In 2008, vocalist Paula Gallo made a mid-life career change and followed her passion to become a full-time musician. Teaching lessons, starting a band, writing songs, and a new CD - that features guitar legend Charlie Karp. Wow!

Biography

Music changes lives. A new recording from a Westport, Connecticut-based indie-rock band is proof of that.

The Paula G Realitys new self-titled CD has been a project thats been brewing on the back burner for years. It took a life changing event to bring it front and center.

Paula Gallo has been involved in music since childhood. She took piano lessons, sang in the chorus, and made music with friends throughout high school and college.

While Paula was talented in music she also was talented in art. So after graduating college she became a graphic designer eventually landing a lucrative corporate job that included worldwide travel.
However, in the economic downturn in 2008 Gallo found herself unemployed and mired in depression.

One day a friend gave her a ticket to a music show featuring a group called Band Together that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. That event changed her life.

I met a whole community of people that were making a difference with music. It rekindled my passion for music, said Gallo. She began teaching music lessons in piano and voice.

She also started singing at local bars gaining notice and fans. Her powerful singing voice soon earned her gigs as a sideman for various bands including Band Together, who she performed with at the annual Connecticut music festival, the Gathering of the Vibes.

In 2010, Paula formed her own band with keyboard player John Lamb aka LambBone . Lamb has four solo CDs to his credit including Wild Man in 2008. The two started writing original songs for the new band. Lamb brought in drummer Jim Syarto and guitar player Scott Williams to go with his own thumping Moog bass which is one of the bands signature sounds.

Their New York debut took place in May, 2011 at the Samsung Experience at Time Warner Center.

Around that time, Paula developed Lyme disease. She has used her small notoriety to help raise awareness about the disease and help others inflicted get adequate treatment.

Emmy award winning guitar player Charlie Karp consulted on the recordings and appears on two tracks. The recording was produced by Mark Hermann, whose production credits include Five for Fighting and The Tudors on Showtime.

The CD debuted in December 2011 on Bob D'Aprile's Connecticut Rocks program on WPKN, 89.5FM, Bridgeport. The Reality now gets regular airplay there and on dozens of other radio stations across the northeast.

And in February of 2012, Paula and John Lamb performed with Band Together at a sold-out show to benefit the Alzheimer's Association at Fairfield Theater Company.

So for Paula Gallo this is not just another record, its a celebration of a lifetime of passion for music finally becoming a reality the Paula G Reality.

The Paula G Reality CD
Tell Me Now (Lamb-Gallo)
Long Cold Hard Way (Lamb-Gallo)
Leave Me Alone Please Dont Go (Lamb-Gallo)
Wild man (Lamb)
So Cold (Lamb-Gallo)
Paula Gallo vocals
Scott Williams guitar
John Lamb keyboards, moog bass, vocals
Jim Syarto drums
special guest: Charlie Karp guitar on Leave Me Alone Please Dont Go and
background vocals on Long Cold Hard Way
Produced by Mark Hermann; Mastered by Tom Brick
Recorded at Studio 23 Music in Fairfield, CT and The Dungeon in Harlem, NY
Engineered by Mark Hermann & John Lamb
Photography by Kate Eisemann Pictures
Paulas Hair by Robert Bonito
Paulas Clothes by Dress Code, Westport, CT
Cover Art by Paula Gallo

Discography

The Paula G Reality CD, 2012, Studio 23 Music