One half of the legendary Gallagher & Lyle, Benny has written more great songs than seems really fair. He remains one of the best players on the circuit.
For sheer quality and distinction you need look no further than the career of Benny Gallagher. One half of hit makers and blue chip songwriters Gallagher & Lyle; he began his career as a staff writer with the Beatles Music Pub. Co. Apple writing songs for lifelong friend and Apple Records biggest Solo Artist Mary Hopkin. Benny has always considered his early years at Apple, and, especially, the constant encouragement of Paul McCartney, as one of the most important factors in his development as a songwriter.
A huge number of artists have recorded and released Benny Gallagher songs including Bryan Ferry - Don Williams - Elkie Brooks - Fairport Convention - Garth Brooks - Phil Everly - Ricky Nelson - Ringo Starr – and Simon and Garfunkel.
But the big news was that in 2010 Benny released his first ever solo studio album – “At The Edge Of The Wave” and it’s every bit as good as the previous work. Featuring a top band of musicians and including a marvellous homage to the late, great Ronnie Lane (Dream On) the CD has attracted a great deal of public and media attention, including being selected as BBC Radio2’s disc of the week.