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… Continue reading Fresh Streams ’23
  • 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”… Continue reading The Soundcheck Song
  • 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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