With 50 years as a musician and vocalist, I provide the widest variety of familiar hits of anyone available today. Covering the favorites of the past 60 years and more, the backing tracks provide the full-orchestration most familiar to audiences. The show includes hits from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, and Tom Jones, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison, and Gary Allen, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Michael Buble' and many more. Audiences everywhere have enjoyed Dr. Galloway's family-friendly entertainment and he performs over 75 shows per year often booking over a year in advance.
Price Range: $200 - $800
What to Expect
I will arrive early and bring everything needed for a quality show with me. I will settle into and arrange the staging area, setup my equipment and conduct sound tests to verify balance, volume and a good fit for the area and population. I interact with an audience directly and casually and always manage to establish a friendly and intimate rapport with everyone. We joke and talk about the music and have a great time reviewing the music everyone knows well.
Dr. Jerry Galloway has performed as a professional musician, drummer and vocalist for 50 years. Even in High School, he was the district student conductor. In 1969, Jerry was performing up to 10 shows each week on pipe organ at the old Warner Brothers vaudevillian theater in Milwaukee, WI, - today known as the Riverside/Pabst Blue Ribbon theater. He studied theory and composition for several years with Manny Albam, the renowned Jazz musician from New York City. As a drummer, since the mid-1960’s, Jerry was a founding member of The Steamrollers, based in New Jersey. There he played 6 nights a week in the 70’s and toured with the legendary Grand Ole Opry star, Webb Pierce.
Jerry maintained full-time school work with a Bachelor's Degree in Logic. After law school, Jerry began the earliest work on technology in education earning his Doctorate in Instructional Technology from the University of Houston. He followed with 30 years as a university professor of education. He is a widely published author, public and motivational speaker, stage actor, and pilot. And, as a 5th degree Taekwondo Master, he a 5-time national medalist winning the gold at the US National Championship in Detroit, 2002. As an astronomer, he operates his own observatory and serves as the Astronomy Lecturer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He is also a member of MENSA.
Jerry performed as Frank Sinatra with the Chris Chandler Orchestra from Savannah, Georgia, and directed his own musical and dance stage play, "The Nostalgic Jukebox," recreating his characters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tom Jones on stage in Orangeburg and Charleston, South Carolina.
Today, Jerry is the drummer for Denver's greatest party band, 25 SOUTH. Jerry is now a signed recording artist with Tate Records. Jerry can be found singing weekends at local restaurants, playing with the band, or singing at parties and special events with the very best music from the past 60 years.
Additional Booking Notes
The act is a "track-act" - meaning, that background tracks provide orchestration similar to or virtually the same the original renditions familiar to us all. I often use a cordless mic allowing me some freedom of movement around the area. I setup a small mixer, 1 or more speakers and a traditional-style music stand. The music and the show is prerecorded and sequenced. Every song at every show is documented to ensure that follow-up or subsequent performances always bring new set lists without repeating prior song selections. Too, the "Master Book" is always nearby in case anyone has a personal request.
Influences & Inspiration
Influences go far beyond the limited list of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, and Tom Jones, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison, and Gary Allen, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and, of course, Michael Buble'. Even older influences like Cab Calloway, early R&B artists, early founders of Rock-n-Roll like Ricky Nelson, the Beatles and more have all had an effect on Jerry's musical style and repertoire. No one today can touch the range of styles and artists covered by The Jerry Galloway Show.
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