Not everybody can become a Gallagher! Because you would be quickly referred to the melodic genius of some (Noel Gallagher) or the technical splendour of others (Rory Gallagher). And if you happen to be a guitar player, a bluesman and an Irishman, expect no indulgence at all. But all this seems to be of non concern to the serene Johnny Gallagher because his music speaks for himself, just like this compilation assembling some of his best recordings since he released his first album in 1997.
Johnny’s quiet confidence is far from being fake because he has been Into music ever since he was a child. His mother, a hairdresser by trade, composed music on her spare time, while his idolized father, backed by an uncle, had founded a band in 1959 that met with some success in Ireland. Those are the foundations of a deeply built force that doesn’t appear out of nowhere. He first started drumming at 9 in a local brass band in Bundoran, Donegal County. When he was 12 he joined his father’s band with which he even toured the USA. Deeply in love with classical music he learned to play violin and cello as well as mandolin and banjo, long before becoming the recognized wizard of the acoustic and electric guitar (and bass) of today. Being naturally shy ansd
unassuming, it took him some time to reveal to the world his amazing singing abilities.