Galen Crew is an American recording artist, producer, and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. His music is known for its dream-like quality which often features fairy tale themes and seems to emanate from a different world.
As a solo artist, he has worked closely with Grammy award winning producer Mark Heimermann (dcTalk, Downhere, Michael W. Smith). Heimermann was critical in the development of Galen's sound. Many of Galen's song were co-written by British songwriting legend Roger Cook (“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Talking in Your Sleep”, “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress”). One of the most notable Crew/Cook collabortions, “Sleepyhead”, has captured the hearts of millions of listeners in China after it exploded organically on Chinese music platforms. "Sleepyhead" has now reached the top 20 songs on NetEase Music, one of the most popular Chinese music apps. Galen first toured China in May 2016, and then again in October/November 2016. He signed a contract with Chinese company JadeSky Music in 2016, and almost immediately after, he signed to Hover Records in the United States.
In addition to his career as an artist and songwriter, Galen is also an accomplished producer. Noteable projects include an acoustic version of the Newsboys CCM hit “Entertaining Angels” recorded by Phil Joel, and “Til Kingdom Come” for Joanne and Tommy Cash, a song written by Coldplay for Johnny Cash.. as well as side projects by Joe Brown, famous British artist who the Beatles used to open for before they became famous in England. Galen also regularly produces a lot of indie artists in Nashville.
Galen is currently working on new album, due to release in 2017.
Galen’s solo projects to date include:
BETTER THAN A FAIRY TALE (2012)
ACOUSTIC DAYDREAMS (2012)
LIKE FIRE (2013)
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT (2013)
LET THEM SING(2014)
SLEEPYHEAD - EP (2016)
SLEEPYHEAD (DARKLIGHT REMIX) - SINGLE (2016)
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"I'm always blown away by the depth of talent and ability that Galen brings to the table when we work together. He always pushes me to get things right and doesn't settle for mediocre. The way he hears and produces music is really fresh and he knows how to walk the line of creative and artistic while maintaining a strong commercial sensibility. His energy is contagious and he's always quick to encourage which makes the studio environment inspiring and helps to bring out the best from the song which is exactly what I want from a producer and that's what I get from Galen." - Phil Joel (Zealand Worship, Newsboys)
"Galen is an absolute joy to work with! I had the honor of having him produce and write on my very first EP. He has a patient and kind spirit that compliments his creativity in the studio. Galen works fast and it’s apparent that he loves what he does. I HIGHLY recommend him!" - Lauren Corzine
“Galen Crew has been the biggest blessing to my music career thus far. He always turns my visions into exactly what I want and often, something better. His skills and ideas as a producer are amazing to watch in action and I couldn't ask for a more comfortable and fun environment to make music in.” - Samantha Taggart
"There is nothing like meeting someone who can take your ideas, lyrics, etc., and bring them to life in a way that far exceeds your expectations. Galen has done that for me on more than one occasion. When I began planning my first EP, he patiently listened to my vision, worked within my budget and truly put as much heart and soul into the project as I did. For an artist and songwriter, there is nothing more appreciated than someone who truly listens and believes in you. Galen is that guy, and I am so thankful to have had him as my producer." - Lydia Laird
"I had the honor of getting to be one of Galen's first production clients. I listen back to what we were able to make together and am still just as enthralled with the finished product as I was the day we finished. Galen works tirelessly to get the exact sound that one is looking for and will not stop until both the producer and the client find it perfect. He has a natural ear for finding the missing sounds, the empty spaces, and more and he keeps the recording process moving at an exciting pace. I plan to keep working with Galen for a long time." - Josh Castle
“Galen crew is gud at recording. We recorded sum songs and I like them. He puts drum beat on my songs. Also bass but only when it needs that. Thank you.” - Chris Keenan
“Working with Galen as our producer was an incredible experience. His musical expertise and proficiency recording and mixing instilled confidence in us right away. He made the production of our debut EP a fun and exciting process, and the resulting tracks far exceeded our expectations. Galen has what it takes to turn good songs into great songs, and we look forward to working with him again! - Joel and Becca, These Thousand Hills