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Sam Gallagher


A Tribe of Noise Spotlight Interview with a multi-instrumentalist professional.


On Sam’s profile you will find:

Hi I'm Sam Gallagher. I'm a Glasgow-based musician/producer and I just love creating music. I've written and recorded a lot of songs over the years and just want people to enjoy listening to the songs I write.

But how did Sam adapt to the industry, what has been his biggest surprise along the way and what advice would he give his past self?


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… and listen to Sam’s compositions at the bottom


Can you describe your music in three words?

Life-Inspiring Sounds


How have you adapted musically?

I think as time has gone on, I have picked up on various different styles and it’s helped me to adapt what I sound like but also it’s helped me realise what styles I’m good at and which ones I should leave alone!  I naturally veer towards pop and rock styles and have done for a long time, so I know that’s a strength of mine.  I have always had an ear for great melodies as well as strong rhythms.  

Although I naturally like to write pop and rock, I have grown to write other styles such as orchestral, dance and heavy metal to name a few.  This is partly due to being involved in heading up a music studio and working with a diverse range of clients.

The songs I write now are most likely a reflection of my musical (and life) influences over the years.  


Is there any other aspect of the industry you’d like to dabble in?

Other than song writing, I would like to write music for film, television and video games, and any other visual platforms.  I also have a great interest in writing orchestral music in combination with the aforementioned areas.  I also enjoy writing comedy songs too!  I like the effect it has on people (when they laugh, that is…:-) )


What has surprised you most about the music industry?

I am surprised how easy it has become to connect with people in the music industry, particularly in our day and age.  Methods of communication in today’s technology have made the world a smaller place in regard to connecting with people across the globe.  I suppose the same could be said for any industry, however the beauty of it within the music industry is that you can now write a song with someone who lives on the other side of the world, record your individual parts and then one of you (or someone in a completely different country) can mix and master it for you!


What is one thing you’d like to change about the music industry?

If I could change anything about the music industry, it would probably be to ensure the welfare of artists in their day-to-day lives, while at the same time helping them move forward in their career.  What I mean by that is, there are many tragic stories of how talented artists have experienced a quick (or gradual) rise to success and have been unable to sustain their health (both mental and physical) due to the pressures it brings.  If their welfare was to be prioritised above their career, it may be a more positive outcome.  I don’t know exactly what this looks like practically, but I know it’s an issue that occurs.  I am no expert in that particular field, but it’s something I care about.


If you could go back to before you started out and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?

I would tell myself to make great use of my free time, because as life gets busier, time seems to disappear!  I would suggest that myself relaxes properly, plans things well and ultimately looks for joy in all circumstances.  I’m not sure if that was one thing or not!


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