NEW 2023: Grace Street Parker Gray (with Harvey Jones) Hat Check Girl (with Annie Gallup) Big Mercy - poetry

"We have known the American singer-songwriter Peter Gallway already for several decennia as a solo performer, as a member of the duo ‘Hat Check Girl’ with his wife Annie Gallup, as frontman of his own ‘The Real Band’ and as producer of multiple albums of other artists. On his latest record ‘Grace Street’ he has selected ten songs from his rich songbook and presents them all with a very sober and melancholic live played instrumentation. It is just a fabulous piece of art!" 

 "The atmospheric intimacy in which these new versions are couched is decidedly worth experiencing."
Mike Davies / Fatea, UK

To watch video for "Under Those Trees" click here



 Coming in 2023: "Hard Tail Strat - a Memoir

Parker Gray: A collaboration between songwriter Peter Gallway and keyboardist Harvey Jones. Cinematic musical interpretations of 11 poems—spoken and sung—from the collection Big Mercy.

To watch video for "Poetry" on YouTube click here 

To watch video for "That's Where The Light Gets In" on YouTube click here



New CD Coming in 2023 "My Fearless Career" 

The songs on Kiss Me Quick were written as duets. Unison, harmony, trading lines, swapping verses, interplay, interweaving. Over the decade we’ve been recording together as Hat Check Girl our harmonies have grown closer, and our blend more personal; this project explores the intrinsic possibilities in working as a duo – a different way of thinking than in the recordings we each make on our own. The conversation between the instruments, especially Annie’s lap steel and Peter’s electric lead guitar, has become another sort of duet -- this collection explores that interplay as well. And, as always, only more so, this project was created completely “in-house”… from writing the songs, to performing, recording, mixing, conceptualizing and realizing the production, graphic design, promotional materials, video and photography -- it all happened under the red metal roof of our home and studio here on the coast of Maine. Kiss Me Quick is our eighth release as Hat Check Girl.

click here to go to Hat Check Girl website

 Big Mercy was inspired by the writings of Raymond Carver, Leonard Cohen, Charlie Smith and others,

"Thanks for sending Peter Gallway’s "Big Mercy." It is, indeed a big mercy. So well crafted and realized. A number of wonderful parts. One is, of course,

"One day there will be only the quiet.
It will stretch forever . . . "

Within a plethora of absolute noise (in its many manifestations) this is such a stunning and simple truth. It is a coda of survival. I find it resonating in my own life."

- Malcolm Boyd (in a letter to Kristi Wallace)