Playing at an event in Minster Abbey, Sheppey

Hi, I’m Matt Gallagher; a bass player with lots of experience playing bass guitar (and more recently electric upright bass and bass synth).

I enjoy live performance as part of a band (anything from bands with their own material, function bands performing jazz standards, pop and dance music, backing solo artists and singer-songwriters, through to contemporary worship music in a church setting).

I’ve also played for a number of live recordings and worked in a traditional studio setting (and more recently) working remotely with a singer / songwriter / producer recording bass parts for them at home and over the internet.

Recent Posts

  • Fresh Streams ’23
    I recently had the privilege to reconnect with a couple I’ve not seen for a few years (and meet some new friends) playing bass for them at “Empowered: Fresh Streams Leadership Conference 2023″ at The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire. Helen and I met Josh + Florrie Bishop-Hall (before they were married) through the … Read more
  • The Soundcheck Song
    During the coronavirus outbreak, like many church worship leaders, we were asked if we could provide some pre-recorded worship ‘from home’ (though we’re now all doing it a slightly different way). We were asked if we would provide some ‘test’ video and audio so, in response, back in May 2020 we wrote “The Soundcheck Song” … Read more
  • True Devotion
    One of the pleasures of the Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ season has been a number of invitations to contribute bass parts to ‘virtual’ recording projects. One of those projects is ‘True Devotion’, a collection of six recordings from worship leader and song-writer Rob Shillito.

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