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Review of Thunder Video by Aussie Mike Manley of Pit4 Music 

United States singer-songwriter Joe Gallagher Jr. shares his confronting original 'Thunder'.... take a moment and enjoy fantastic music. 

Alternative singer-songwriter with a voice like Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots originally from New Haven, CT and has been living in Charelston, SC for the last 4 years. 

Joe Gallagher Jr. has written over 2000 songs and is on the rise to stardom and recently played the iconic Whisky a GOGO stage in Los Angeles, CA. Joe has been featured on Charleston's 98 Rock, Hartford's 104.1, FOX 24 Charleston and Channel 2 news to name just a few. 

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Originally from New Haven, Connecticut Joe Gallagher Jr. moved to Charleston, South Carolina and has accomplished many things as a professional in the music industry. He's written over 2,000 songs in more than 5 genres and has played over 1,000 live shows. 

His style as a songwriter is a culmination of many influences and in his formative years he studied the legends like Tupac, Wu Tang, Johnny Cash, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Jim Croce and the Grateful Dead which ultimately helped to develop his own sound. 

Key moments in his career really took shape once he recorded his first album "Side Effects" with notable producer Greig "OB" Session of The Hit Masterz. Shortly after the release, Joe Gallagher Jr. was invited to Los Angeles to play the iconic Whisky a GOGO stage with violinist Christian Carroll who co-founded their new band, Atlas Star. From there, Joe was contacted by Al Gomes of Big Noise Records and is in the process of securing a Grammy nomination with the song "Thunder" from the "Side Effects" album. 

Aside from being an artist, Joe is passionate about environmental causes and has rescued over 20 homeless dogs. He's put together special charity events that have received a lot of publicity like concerts for The American Red Cross, St. Jude's, Eunoia Rescue, The One80Place and Susan B. Koman breast cancer tattoo pink ribbon charity at Iron Lotus Tattoo Studios.

Furthermore, he recently started a full-service entertainment company that focuses on artist development, management, promotion, distribution, production, event planning, tour booking, PR, branding, as well as web and graphic design. The music business has many moving parts and Joe has the expertise to not only propel his own career but he uses his knowledge, experience and skills to help other artists as well. 

2019 is a monumental year for Joe Gallagher Jr. and there are many exciting things underway. He has TV appearances booked, radio interviews scheduled and he finally completed a manuscript that is being pitched to film producers in Hollywood. 

Please join Joe on his music journey and let's see what exciting things the future brings 

👉 All rights reserved by Joe Gallagher Jr for the original music shared.

Spinal Surgery and Recovery with Yoga 

Man, even three months after my fourth spinal surgery and I’m still in a crazy amount of pain.  I’m 37 and my body says I’m 80.  I wish I can go back in time to before the life changing car wreck I was in.  I was going to the gym everyday, looking and feeling great.  If only when that f-250 rear ended me at 55mph, I was driving a Hummer and not a Kia Soul little hamster cage, I probably wouldn’t have had two discs completely blown out.  I swear my next vehicle is going to be a monster truck.  It’s just terrible having to live like this. There’s so much that my body won’t let me do and I don’t mean to complain but holy shit!  Anyway, I’ve been advised to start doing light yoga and I think I’m going to try it.  To me, yoga just sounds embarrassing and from what I’ve seen it just looks like a bunch or funny positions. I don’t know why I’m so self conscious about doing it even when I know it’ll probably relieve a lot of my pain if I stick with it.  Have you felt the same way about yoga or have any other suggestions?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.--

Working with the Mayor of Charleston 

It was so surreal yesterday.  I got invited to sit down with the Mayor of Charleston and his team to talk about special events we have coming up.  We're now working together and it feels great to have his support.  Big things are developing especially since I found out that I'm in contention for a Grammy Nomination.  It's so crazy and I'm super grateful for everyone who has helped me get this far!  Stay tuned.

New Successes in the Music Business: Artists on the Rise 

I’m a veteran when it comes to the very elusive, fickle but calculated music industry.  However, there’s a litany of mistakes I had to make before implementing strategies that actually work to hype up a community of people who have the potential of becoming super fans.  Unfortunately my own personal musical career is on hold at the moment because of pending surgery but I’m able to help other artists not make the same mistakes I have and I can watch them get the results I’ve known are possible.  Take Kevin Church for example.  He’s an Americana, singer-songwriter in Charleston who, although well known locally, there hasn’t been a buzz about him in quite some time until together, we started reaching new fans and created value and interest in the fans he had already acquired.  If you’re an artist or band with great talent but are struggling to get the attention your music deserves, I can help.  Please use the contact page to receive a free consultation.  Let’s figure out how you can have new successes in the music business.

Unlocking Potential 

Things are moving right along with our entertainment company.  We’re already negotiating with several artists who see the value in our expertise.  There’s nothing we can’t handle.  Every aspect of an artist’s career is covered.  While I wait for back surgery, I’m putting all my efforts into our clients.  Once I’m healthy and able, I’ll go back to being an artist and Taylor Nicole will takeover all management services.  There’s so much happening around us and there’s a collective energy that’s surging to explode.  It’s amazing to watch people grow and to witness when the spark comes on in their eyes.  I take pride in sharing my experience so others can benefit.  I can’t keep what I have unless I give it away and make it available for others to seek their full potential.  Taylor is a perfect example of unlocking the power that resides in all of us.

A New Entertainment Company Emerges 

We have officially launched our new full service entertainment company at joegallagherjr.com.  We offer various professional services for artists to further their music careers.  Our prices are reasonable and we focus mainly on artist development.  We handle marketing, branding, production, social media management, tour scheduling and other services that cover what it takes to move up the ladder.  Also, joegallagherjr.com is proud to have a new partner, Taylor Nicole Morrissey, who will be working one-on-one with our clients.  Together, there's nothing we can't do for an artist.  It's a lot of work to get music out to the public and to build an online presence.  We let the artists stay artists and we take care of the business side of things plus all the details that musicians don't want to worry about.  We're hungry, ambitious and dedicated to helping others grow in the music industry.  Music is the great communicator and we're excited to help others be heard.

Purpose 

When I feel lost and like I have no purpose, I go back to the basics.  Trust God, clean house and help others.  You can replace the word “God” with whichever spiritual deity that you align yourself with.  Whichever source of power you can tap into will suffice.  For me, I have to ask for help to gain knowledge of its will for me.  I have to ask that I be shown how to make wrongs right and how I can be useful to the next human being I encounter.  If I make an effort to do one or all of these things, I stand for having a much better day—a much better life.  My goal today is to be better than I was yesterday and I want to enjoy the outdoors.  Charleston, SC offers some of the most scenic landscapes I’ve ever witnessed and it’s right in my back yard.

New Band Forming 

So about 3 weeks ago, I started learning some songs with Christian Carroll, a phenomenal violinist.  Our first show together was at the Whisky a GOGO in Los Angeles.  What makes our story fascinating is the way we came about.  Christian’s father, the late Steve Carroll had a dying wish that his son Christian would get out from just playing Tommy Condon’s downtown and that he would do something with his music career.  That’s where I come in.  Old man Steve also had mentioned to me how he wanted his son Christian to get on the professional music career level like me.  3 years after Steve’s passing, here we are making amazing music together.  We only had 2 weeks to prepare for the whisky show and we made people’s heads spin!  Nobody could believe we had only been playing together for a few weeks.  Not only did I find my match on a professional level but I gained a new best friend in the process.  I’m so grateful!

Surgery 

So I just found out that I need two more surgeries and need to cancel my tour because of a bad car accident I was in.  I’m really quite angry and frustrated.  I hate having limitations.  I’m used to handling everything myself and not having to ask for help.  I guess this is a lesson in humility.  I have to humble myself and ask others to assist me.  However, I’ve been conditioned to not rely on people.  It’s like I’m in a constant handicapped state.  I know this too shall pass and after my surgeries I won’t be in nearly as much pain. Pain is the touchstone to growth they say but I’ve been in pain for almost 2 years now.  Yes I definitely have grown wiser in the last 2 years but I can’t help but to think how much better my life could be if I didn’t have ruptured discs in my spine.  Everything happens for a reason so the only conclusion I can come to is that I needed to slow down.  I needed time to work on myself and to get sober once and for all.  In that case, I’m grateful for my current circumstance.  Gratitude has to come first above all else or I won’t succeed and achieve my goals.