John Gallen

John has spent over 25 years in the music industry and has enjoyed success in many areas. He worked as an engineer at London's Roundhouse Recording Studios, and then free-lance, mixing and producing for artists including Queen, Simply Red, George Benson, Go West, Maxi Priest, Aswad, Rick Astley, Boy George, Osibisa, Billy Ocean, Motorhead, Kuljit Bamra, and The Damned to name a few. He discovered and managed singer-songwriter Beverley Craven who sold over 2 million copies of her debut album. In 1999 John recorded and broadcast the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and State Opera in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. John lectures to degree level in music technology at Canterbury College and The Academy of Contemporary Music.

Title Track Length Description Composers Controls
Bhangra Daybreak 2:09

Pumping Bhangra dance theme. Bright and upbeat.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Henna Party 1:58

Cheerful fun melody. A celebrational gathering.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Jagannath 1:30

Dramatic festival music. Picks up pace at 33 seconds.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Kerala 2:19

Gentle meditative theme. Warm and relaxing on the water.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Taj Mahal 1:40

Mysterious strings and strong drum rhythms.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Mumbai Jumble 2:00

Dramatic atmosphere and energetic dance groove.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Indian Wedding 1:23

Traditional melody featuring Indian pipe and tabla. Romantic.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Dance Of The Dervish 1:20

Fast moving soundscape. Swirling rhythms.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Indian Summer 1:41

Traditional southern Indian raag.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Maharajas Revenge 2:01

Dark and mysterious. Hot and exotic. Doubles pace halfway.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Summer Festival 1:32

Traditional vocal group, drums and sitar. 

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Summer Festival (without voice) 1:46

Festival music. Mesmerizing with dramatic drums.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Delhi Express 2:06

Steam train soundscape with classical Indian themes.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Rogan Josh 1:53

Bollywood strings create an urban Indian atmosphere.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Train To Kashmir 1:24

Fast moving, driving percussion. Joyful.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
The Courtesan 1:54

Sultry dramatic atmosphere leads into fast moving 'tabla talk'.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Raj Against The Machine 2:23

Amplified sitar and drum texture. Moody modern India.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Indian Souk 2:03

Street sounds and vocal chant. The heart of the city.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Mother Ganges 1:21

Epic and expansive Indian sound collage. Bhangra beat.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Meditation 1:38

Mysterious string atmosphere. Desert heat.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Movie Masala 1:22

New meets old with a driving groove. Modern Indian cinema.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra
Indian Snake Charmer 1:20

Traditional sitar drone and Indian pipe. Spiritual.

Ioannis Voulgaridis, John Gallen, Kuljit Bhamra