In the winter of 1988, Pat and a group of friends started playing an informal session in a local bar. “It was purely for fun” Pat explains. “The walls of the bar were decorated with instruments, you just chose your weapon and joined in”. From these sessions Goats Don’t Shave emerged, who were to become phenomenally successful at home and around the world. It was around this time Pat wrote the anthem Las Vegas In The Hills of Donegal.
This hit was followed by top five singles, top ten albums, sell-out shows, prime TV appearances in Ireland, England, Scotland and the US. Voted Best Band for 1993 by Time Out magazine, after seven years Goats Don’t Shave decided to take a sabbatical. Pat returned to Donegal and continued writing, he signed a recording deal with Cooking Vinyl in London and a publishing deal with Carlin Music. He subsequently recorded TOR, his first solo album. Hot Press commented, he fully explores both human weaknesses and strengths with a writers eye for detail, He tours both in Ireland and abroad. His songs have been recorded by many other artists.
Professional and well planned entertainment is vital to the success of your wedding day, The Pat Gallagher Band is one of the north west’s most sought after wedding bands, our experience ensures you and your guests enjoy professional entertainment that runs smoothly through out your special day, Pat has teamed up with four of the finest multi-talented musicians from all over Donegal and Monaghan, who play a variety of instruments.
The band’s set can change from country, to soul, pop, rock, old-time, to a full blown celli. A band that loves to play they are excellent at reading an audience and will have young and old burning up the floor! Prior to your event our musical director will meet with you, take the time to understand your requirements, offer friendly advice, liaise with your reception venue to ensure everything runs smoothly on the night. From Dublin to Sligo & Galway to Mayo, you won’t find a more entertaining wedding band.