Galen is a singer, composer, lyricist and producer. He was born in San Luis Obispo, California and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Known for his pure tone and display of spectacular virtuosic skill and vocal agility, Galen is both versatile and fresh in his approach to music. R&B, pop, middle-eastern, jazz, gospel and rock are among the musical genres that continuously influence Galen’s style. “Galen’s music takes you on a journey and is instantly infectious as you travel through its twists and turns”. –The Western Herald
He won first prize in the highly regarded 2009 DownBeat Critics Poll twice for Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist and Jazz Arrangement categories. His time has been divided between solo performances and establishing, leading, composing and arranging music for his award-winning band, Compendium, which earned first place in the DownBeat category Blues/Pop/Rock Group. The group also had four additional awards for three of its members including two for Galen’s performance on their debut album, “How To Find You,” for which he won best vocalist.
Expect to hear more from Galen as he continues to grow as a musician. Check this site often to stay updated on Galen’s career. You’ll want to be in the front row as he emerges on the national and international music scene.