Wally Gagel

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Wally Gagel
Wally Gagel in the studio.
Wally Gagel in the studio.
Background information
OriginPort Jefferson, NY
GenresPop, Electronica, Alternative rock, Mashup
Occupation(s)Music producer, Songwriter, Engineer
Years active1996–present
Associated actsThe Folk Implosion
Production Club

Wally Gagel is an American, multi platinum, award-winning record producer, audio engineer, mixer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. His current work with Blondfire, Zella Day, Best Coast, Hunter Hunted, The Mowglis and Redlight King has garnered critical acclaim as well as commercial success. His production of Family of the Year's #1 single "Hero" caught the attention of movie director Richard Linklater who used it in the film "Boyhood."

He recently[when?] formed the production partnership WAX LTD with songwriter and producer, Xandy Barry in Los Angeles.

His other credits include, Miley Cyrus, New Order, Muse, Rolling Stones, Jessica Simpson, Rihanna and in collaboration with iTunes Sessions: Bon Iver, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Gorillaz, The Gaslight Anthem, Lykke Li, Vampire Weekend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, PJ Harvey, Metric, The Decemberists, Norah Jones, and more.

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Early life and career

Gagel was born in Port Jefferson, NY. He and his family moved to Boston, MA, where at a young age he became interested in music. He attended Mass College of Art to pursue studies in Interrelated Media. Later Gagel became house engineer at Fort Apache Studios in Cambridge, MA where he worked with Superchunk, Belly, Juliana Hatfield, Buffalo Tom, Come, Karate, Sebadoh and The Folk Implosion. He joined the band Orbit whom he toured and recorded with until deciding to leave the group and pursue his production work full-time. In 1996 Gagel was awarded the Boston Music Awards' Outstanding Song/Songwriter of the Year for Natural One, and in 1997 Debut Album of the Year for Orbit's Libido Speedway. He currently resides in Los Angeles and is half of the production/songwriting team WAX LTD. [4]



Albums produced

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  1. ^ Source: http://www.tlchicken.com/article.php?ARTid=1342
  2. ^ Source: http://www.myspace.com/wallygagel
  3. ^ Source: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/sep00/articles/eels.htm
  4. ^ Source: http://www.lunchrecords.com/prod.htm
  5. ^ Source: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p152371
  6. ^ http://www.blondfire.com/waxltd.html
  7. ^ http://redlightkingmusic.com/
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id439808318
  9. ^ "ITunes Session by Metric". 4 January 2011.
  10. ^ "ITunes Session - EP by Vampire Weekend". 21 December 2010.
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id400017270
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id390818924
  13. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session-ep/id417428918
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id401381087
  15. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id403616624
  16. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session-feat-myles/id408028275
  17. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id398440081
  18. ^ "ITunes Session by Joshua James". 15 June 2010.

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