Psychedelic Gospel Tunes out of San Francisco, Meet ….Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah


“When music fans think of great singer-songwriters, they might think of Neil Young and when they think of powerful voices they might think of Robert Plant. Perhaps the generation of today and tomorrow, they might think of Lee Gallagher as both.”

–Bay Area Examiner

The way rock n roll used to be played is back in vogue thanks to bands like Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah. There are a lot of nods to Neil Young as well as Led Zep for sure but there is a lot more to them than just easy comparisons. The music from the band is excellent, guitar, drums, organs, piano’s very cool sounds and well produced. The debut album comes out early 2015 so when it’s all posted , I will make sure to get the entire Album up here for all of you to listen to. Fantastic voice for the style, to me it’s like 2014 meets up with the greats from the Laurel Canyon era. Well worth your time and attention, give a listen to these guys today you will not be disappointed.

Hi our name is….Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah

And our sound might be best described as….Psychedelic Gospel music/Led Zeppelin

meets Neil Young on steroids/rock and roll

We are…. Lee Gallagher – vocals, guitar, harmonica

Kirby Hammel – organ, piano

Kevin Grapski – bass guitar

Jacob Landry – lead guitar

Joe Miller – drums

Who are some that have an influence on your sound? Humble Pie, Neil Young & Crazy

Horse, The Band, Bob Dylan, Bobby Charles, Leon Russell, Led Zeppelin, Gene Clark,

Anne Peebles, The Staples Singers, The Grateful Dead.

The first time we met was….. Lee met Kirby who was playing a piano on the street in

San Francisco – they got together and had an immediate connection, the rest of the pieces

came together quickly.

You knew you were going to be a band when… the first time Joe Miller sat down at the

drums and played a song with the rest of the band.

Before starting the band we were employed as…… waiters, bakers, farmers, and street


Our craziest gig ever was…. opening for the Doobie Brothers at Shoreline Amphitheater.

The first song we wrote was……. the first song that was actually written while jamming

with The Hallelujah was a song called “Night Trip” which is on the new record.

It’s about…… Illumination.

What tunes are you currently jamming to… “For Yasgur’s Farm” – Mountain, “Meet on

the Ledge” – Fairport Convention, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” – Alex Chilton, “Ring the

Living Bell” – Melanie, “No Other” – Gene Clark, “Brides of Jesus” – Little Feat,

“Strangers” – The Kinks, “Hammer and Nails” – The Staples Singers.

What are some of the 1st songs you remember listening to that made you say, that’s what

I want to do…”The Boxer” – Simon and Garfunkel, “Draw the Line” – Aerosmith, “The

Battle of Evermore” – Led Zeppelin, “Gloria” – Patti Smith.

and here are some excellent tunes to give a listen to….

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Co-founder of 50thirdand3rd, stepped away to spend time with family and write. From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife, 4 great kids, and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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