When Galen received his first guitar at the age of 11, he has been enthralled with this instrument and the greats who have mastered it. Without a television at home, he grew up spending up to 10 hours a day developing his chops and fulfilling his obsession with the huge possibilities of electric guitar tones. Galen quickly jumped on the opportunity to join his first band at age 14 where he’d play backyard parties in his hometown, Freeland, Ontario (population: 500).
As the guitar became Galen’s greatest means to express and technically challenge himself, it only made sense to pursue a jazz degree at Toronto’s Humber College, one of North America’s premiere music schools.
After graduating, Galen took a long hiatus from chasing his music ambitions to build his own Internet based business and to start a family. This break only fueled a greater passion and desire to go all in and dedicate himself fully to his music, this resulted in building Rose Room Recording Studio, a state of the art studio which aided in creating his hugely ambitious debut album, Plugged In.
This is only the beginning of Galen’s pursuit to become recognized as one of the guitar greats and his idols: Mike Stern, Pat Metheny and Steve Vai.