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Galia Arad

Indie // Dublin, Dublin // she/her

Although Galia feels weird writing a bio in 3rd person, she knows that it looks more professional.
She has toured as a singer/songwriter in the USA, the UK (supporting Jools Holland, Marc Almond, and Deacon Blue), Ireland (supporting Jack L, Shane MacGowan, Sharon Shannon, Mundy, and Paddy Casey) and Japan. She has played both 3Arena (twice) & Royal Albert Hall (twice) as a support act.

Galia, with much noise, caught the attention of one of her music idols, Shane MacGowan who wrote the liner notes for her sophomore album "Ooh La Baby", and is featured on two tracks.

Her self-produced song “I Must Have Misunderstood” has been featured on MTV’s tv shows “Catfish” and “Teen Mom”. Her song “I Must Have You” appears in the first episode of the show Felicity. Her song "What Am I Gonna Do" appears during the opening credits of the Marcia Gay Harden movie "After Words". Her cover of Britney's "...Baby One More Time" was also featured on Marvel's "Cloak & Dagger".

Galia has played Glastonbury Festival and is still traumatised from the weekend.

As for passion projects, Galia has hosted 60 episodes of her podcast called “Hustle Heartbreaks” where she interviews people about the embarrassing parts of following their dreams, laughs a lot, and also cries a lot. She also works as a facilitator at Oberstown Children Detention Campus, and with the incredible organisation Music For All Seasons- working with incarcerated youth on music and writing. She has a passion for social justice and actively working towards a kinder, fairer world.

Anyway, she thinks bio writing is awkward, and Galia will change this bio tomorrow and learn to act more confident and professional, hopefully also by tomorrow.

Here are some quotes about her:

"All she needs is a few good musicians and the right producer (like me for closers) and
she'll be as rich, powerful and free as me..Now LISTEN!"
-Shane MacGowan

“With expressive lyrics, smooth vocals and a uniquely unpredictable sound, Galia Arad's poignant power as a rising musician is undeniable.”
-Hot Press Magazine

“Bob Dylan meets Britney Spears meets Amy Poehler”
Panti Bliss

-Tony Clayton-Lea

“Fantastic sound..absolute stunner...really, really beautiful”
-Ed Smith, Today FM

“There is something so vulnerable and she does it so well- Lion's Den is one of my absolute favourite songs.”
-Eve Blair BBC

"Galia Arad is a wonderful woman with a wonderful voice, songs and stories who has triumphantly opened for me on at least 65 shows. I strongly recommend her."
- Jools Holland

Upcoming Gigs

1st May 2024 19:00 Supporting Jools Holland
2nd May 2024 19:00 Supporting Jools Holland
3rd May 2024 19:00 Supporting Jools Holland