Patrick Callen and Marc A. Gallo started BAG in Patrick’s apartment above Larry’s Pizza right next to the well-known Khyber Pass Pub on 2 Street in Philadelphia. With the unique distinction of utilizing a Commodore 64 computer to synchronize via MIDI a Yamaha drum machine with a Roland Juno 106 keyboard, BAG was perhaps the first band to perform live on stage with a computerized musical accompaniment in the Philadelphia area in 1985.
BAG could best be described as a zany, vaudevillian rock group. Incorporating costumes, props, video and unusual themes, their performances garnered much interest from their devoted following and local media alike. They performed at well-respected venues like The Painted Bride, Chestnut Cabaret, CBGBs (NYC), Revival, Kennel Club and others.
In 1989, BAG produced their first and only EP titled “Happy Family”, engineered by David Ivory. It featured an eight-piece band including horn section. Their record release party was held at the Chestnut Cabaret in Philadelphia with Andre Gardner as Master of Ceremonies from radio station, WYSP 94.1 FM.
Easter Day Live, performed at CBGB in NYC, was released by Great Egg Music on Friday April 10, 2020. It’s available on most music streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music. It was also featured on The Dr. Demento Show on Saturday April 11, 2020.
THAT FICTIONAL YOU
Easter Day Live at CBGB NYC
no1uno 1994 – 2000
no1uno was an exclusively studio based band crafting songs and soundscapes from the sonic tools at hand. With the advent of the internet, they marketed their works via no1uno.com, and the distributor, CD Baby. They were based in Drexel Hill, PA USA.
The band included Daniel H. McKay (mazlin wratch) on guitars and keyboards, James Sempsey III (iii) on vocals, guitars and keyboards and Marc A. Gallo (gallospole) on vocals, guitars, ebows and keyboards. All programming, engineering and mixing was executed by no1uno.
no1uno released two CDs, titled “no1uno” (EP 1997) and “no1uno2” (LP 1999). The music is an eclectic mix of the following genres; industrial, electronic, grunge, ambient and folk. They produced the music video “free” from their first release with John Donlevie and a dance mix for “free” by John Wicks from Third Story Recording in Philadelphia for the label, Great Egg Music in 1998.
Recently, they remastered their EP, no1uno, with The Mastering House and released it on Friday March 13, 2020. It’s available on all major streaming services such as Apple Music, Spotify and others. The remastered EP was also featured on the Gagliarchives Radio Show.
Alon 2001 – 2005
Starting as a singer-songwriter with a Gibson 6-string acoustic guitar, Alon quickly evolved into an elaborate sonic production. With the development of the Alonomorphic Control Station (ACS), a customized mobile rig co-designed with Chris Gately, his music integrated backing tracks with numerous musicians plus two independent microphones and acoustic guitars (a Gibson 6-string and a Guild 12-string) manipulated by automated effects to morph into his own unique sound.
Alon, aka Marc A. Gallo, performed in the Mid-Atlantic region including notable venues like Kenny’s Castaways (NYC), Tin Angel (Philadelphia), NEARfest 2005 in Bethlehem, PA and appeared on the Gagliarchives, hosted by Tom Gagliardi, a progressive rock station broadcasted worldwide.
Alon released three EPs: Persian Butterfly (2002), Alon (2003) and The Artist Manifesto: Document 1 (2005) on Great Egg Music and available at CD Baby. In addition, he produced two music videos with John Donlevie and Jerry Bennett, Walking Contradiction (2003) and Burn (2004).
Recently, Ode to Mothers, his live recording performed at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia, PA, was released on May 15, 2020 and Time Will Tell (Radio Edition) was released on June 19, 2020. Both singles were published by Great Egg Music and are available on Spotify and Apple Music.
COMING THIS JULY 31ST, ALON REMASTERS ICONIC PERSIAN BUTTERFLY EP
ODE TO MOTHERS Live at the Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
TIME WILL TELL
Gallospole 2015 – Present
Gallospole, aka Marc A. Gallo, is a political satirist incorporating music, sketches and animation. He enjoys peddling conspiracy theories, alt realities and alternative facts inspired by the daily fodder in our society today or, what he coins, “the real, surreal and the un-fucking-real”.
Featuring notable Award-Winning productions like the political allegory TARAC WIPPP, an acronym for The American Right for Adequate Chair Width in Public and Private Places, with their corporate sponsor, Machiavelli Funeral Homes, where our best customer is a dead customer, Gallospole pushes the absurd to the extreme and turns conventional wisdom on its head.
This project includes great creative talent like Bryan Ramona; voice actor, David Ivory; Grammy-nominated producer & engineer, Prawnimation; a premier London-based animation studio, Chico Huff; bassist, Vic Stevens; drummer and percussionist and many others.
Award Winner TARAC WIPPP Music Video Trailer