The Gallo Family Pennsauken, NJ Late 60s
John, Marc, our Mom, Tom & Tony Jr (L to R)

Marc A. Gallo, CPO* at Mind The Gap®, is an award-winning music producer and sound designer. With over 35 years of creative experience and recognition, he has carved a unique path in the musical arts. Starting with the construction of Great Egg Studio in the early 90s, a passionate ambition evolved into a life-long vocation which resulted in cutting-edge works that have stood the test of time.

Immune from the demands of the marketplace, Gallo has received distinguished awards from the Berlin Flash Film Festival, London International Film Festival and numerous other nominations from festivals worldwide for his innovative vision in music and sound design.

Most notably, TARAC WIPPP by Gallospole, his award-winning dark musical satire, has achieved significant recognition from film curators, animators and sound designers alike. Challenging the norms of conventional song structures and sound designs has been Gallo’s trademark.

Gallo has worked with a variety of musical acts incorporating many genres. His wide musical landscape includes BAG, an eight-piece theatrical group; Alon, his solo act utilizing the Alonomorphic Control Station, a customized sonic rig; Gallospole, a dark musical satire incorporating animation and sketches as well as others.

For over three decades, his works have appeared at prominent venues and received impressive coverage in the arts and entertainment media.

He’s performed at the infamous CBGBs (NYC), the Chestnut Cabaret and Painted Bride (Philadelphia, PA) and the NEARfest (Bethlehem, PA), an annual progressive rock festival.

In addition, he’s appeared on NPR’s All Songs Considered, the Dr. Demento Radio Show, WXPN and WKDU (Philadelphia, PA) and the Gagliarchives, an international progressive rock radio station, as well as other radio stations throughout the world. Reputable music publications like Performing Songwriter, Progression Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News have also covered a variety of his acts.

To advance the craft, he also lectures about music production and sound design at colleges and universities.

Marc A. Gallo at Barnegat Light, NJ 

Simultaneously, Gallo has successfully built two businesses, CCI and Mind The Gap®, from 1989 to the present.

CCI, a wireless communications company, achieved annual sales in excess of $1 million. In addition, they won numerous awards from Nextel as one of the top dealers in the Greater Delaware Valley area. They ceased operations in October 2001.

Mind The Gap®, a boutique creative audio agency, carved a niche in providing top shelf voice talent to companies and ad agencies throughout the world. They’re also in demand for their exceptional sound design in animations and motion pictures. They’ve been featured in Forbes and their studio was profiled on HGTV.

Self-containment and sustainability has always been Gallo’s primary focus. It’s offered the greatest flexibility and independence. To achieve his vision, he had to release himself from the bonds of convention in business, life and music.

He currently lives in Drexel Hill, PA with his wife Andrea and twin boys, Aidan and Ethan.

*CPO stands for Chief Pussyfooting Officer

The Gallo Family Pennsauken, NJ Late 60s
John, Marc, our Mom, Tom & Tony Jr (L to R)

Well I arrived on May 20, 1964 at Cooper Hospital in Camden, NJ. The 4th and final child of Anthony and Marianne Gallo, we resided in Pennsauken, NJ along with my three brothers. My father was an administrator at Parkview Hospital in Philadelphia and my mother was a devoted housewife.

I remember my brothers, Tony and John, with their neighborhood friends building forts that were two stories tall in the open fields behind our home. It was inspiring to watch them work and successfully construct a sound structure with windows and stairs. Tragically, vandals from other neighborhoods would set them ablaze at night. But this never deterred them from building another one.

In August 1972, my father passed away from lung cancer. This forced my mother to seek employment to provide for her four sons. Unfortunately, he did not have life insurance, let alone significant savings. Within a few years, she was able to establish a successful career in real estate and property management.

Her responsibilities required that she move frequently throughout the greater Delaware Valley area to manage different condominiums for her employer. This resulted in me attending four different high schools where I finally graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1982.

The The Marc A. Gallo Family in the Bahamas
Ethan, Andrea, Aidan & Marc (L to R)

During this time, I taught myself how to play guitar, compose music and write songs. My passion for music ultimately led to my enrollment at Temple University with a major in audio production. I co-founded my band, BAG with Pat Callen and played extensively throughout the Philadelphia area. I also co-founded an arts organization named The Cine-Club along with Dan McKay and James Sempsey III in 1985. We held numerous events featuring artists from various disciplines as well as bands.

I learned over this period how to market these events and conduct negotiations with the managers who operated the venues, which held our performances. Also, I had firsthand experience with the launch of Gallo’s Bakery in Mt. Laurel, NJ started by my brothers, Tony and Tom, in 1986.

From the late 80’s onward, you’ll have to read more on this site to learn about my journey over the years. Today, I live in Drexel Hill, PA with my wife Andrea and our twin boys, Aidan and Ethan.