Kristy Gallacher is a Guitarist, Songwriter & Teacher from Coventry, (City of Culture 2021) England.
Being somewhat disillusioned and fiercely independent in 2008 (after completing a Degree in Music Composition from Coventry University) Kristy became an Independent Artist. She formed her own independent record label; Broken Player Records and has been self sufficient ever since.
A prolific songwriter, she is continually songwriting her way through life and regularly tours on the acoustic circuit to audiences across the UK. With a strong live presence of carefully crafted songs and exciting fresh guitar work Kristy continues to grow and expand her loyal fan base.
Kristy won the LG Arena’s singer/songwriter competition and played before Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and John Mayer on separate nights at the LG Arena in Birmingham. Subsequent to the competition win, she was invited back to the LG Arena’s Forum live to play before Elton John, Paul Weller, George Michael & Roxette.
In addition to her own shows she has supported Ed Sheeran, Micheal Chapman, Scott Matthews, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Mr Big, I Am Kloot’s John Bramwell, Miles and Erica (Wonderstuff) Mark Morriss (Bluetones), Show of Hands, Nic Jones, Vin Garbutt and Nerina Pallot.
Kristy has released 3 studio albums, her debut ‘Emotional Gun’ (2008), ‘Spinning Plates (2012) and ‘The Game’ (2014). ‘Emotional Gun’ was subsequently selected for the British Library Project which achieves significant new music. She has also released 4 Eps and live album from the Historic Troubadour, Earls Court, London.
After teaching privately for many years, in 2014 Kristy began teaching in Primary Schools around Coventry. She is currently working in 5 schools teaching, Guitar, Rock Band and a Choir.
“Channelled an amazingly tender singing voice, Kristy Gallacher songs of bitter-sweet heartbreak stand her out as one of the best singer songwriters in London.” – Troubadour – Earls Court, London
“KRISTY GALLACHER – A solo singer/ songwriter from Coventry who’s silky tones compliment her magical songs to produce an artist who is surely set for big things. You may hear some likeness to KT Tunstall or Suzanne Vega but we think even with these big name sound-a-likes she stands out as an individually talented and classy act.” – TML – London
‘Mixing accomplished finger-picking guitar skills with vocals that manage to sound both fragile and defiant, Kristy is a storyteller with a poet’s heart.’ – Emma O’Sullivan – Electric Banana
“She plays like Bert Jansch and sings like a cooler version of KT Tunstall.” – Icarus Club, London
“Each song feels like poetry set to music, the difficult mixture of rhymes, half rhymes and internal rhymes being pulled off to perfection but never feeling overplayed or twee.” Frankie Brittain – Back Street Indie
“Kristy Gallacher has ‘it’ a genuine, heartfelt ability to play and sing her own original material in her own ‘voice’ with the simple accompaniment of her own guitar playing. That’s what ‘it’ is about and excuse me but she does it to perfection.” Paul Villiers – Americana UK
“Kristy Gallacher has a fantastic voice and a fantastic collection of songs – all bruised, streetwise defiance. Singing in a voice like crushed petals she managed to do what the very best songwriters do – let you glimpse her soul and see yourself reflected in its surface.” The Bomb Factory