Bluesfest is thrilled to announce Gallant will be making his Australian debut at the festival in 2017. Named by Billboard as the #1 performance of Coachella in 2016, Gallant has garnered accolades for his exceptional voice from artists like Elton John, John Legend, and Seal.
His rise has been meteoric, finding his way onto the stages of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and having his single ‘Weight in Gold’ handpicked by the esteemed Zane Lowe as his inaugural ‘World’s First’ and then the ‘Single of the Week’ on his Beats 1 radio show.
“Precise writing of Frank Ocean, big vocal runs of Sam Smith.” – LA Times
"Gallant is one the best vocalists I've heard in forever. And he sounds better live than he does on his recordings." –
The young Los Angeles artist identifies his music as future soul, bridging the contemporary productions with old school song writing. Recognising his generational talent, “the voice that will redefine R&B” according to NME has received sweeping critical acclaim for his first album ology, an innovative take on the alternative and urban music genres.
“A few years from now, when the singer who goes by the name Gallant is holding an armload of Grammys and has his own personal driver, I'll brag about how I saw him in Austin, back before he started selling out arenas.”
Robin Hilton - NPR
"It's an honor to be here with such a talented young man. "I love that he's paving the way, and I love that he's the future.... I’m his biggest fan."- Seal
"[Gallant] is going to be huge!" – Elton John