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

Wally Gagel is an American, multi platinum, award-winning record producer, audio engineer, mixer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

Credits include: Family of the Year, Elliphant, Blondfire, Zella Day, Best Coast, Cold War Kids, Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, New Order, Muse, Rolling Stones, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Rihanna, Redlight King, Eels, Robert DeLong 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. 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."

In 2006 he formed the production partnership WAX LTD with songwriter and producer, Xandy Barry and in 2019 they formed a joint venture with Universal Music Production Group called AUDIO WAX.

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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. After college 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2011-06-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Redlight King". redlightkingmusic.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-12.
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id439808318[bare URL]
  9. ^ "ITunes Session by Metric". iTunes. 4 January 2011.
  10. ^ "ITunes Session - EP by Vampire Weekend". iTunes. 21 December 2010.
  11. ^ "ITunes Session by Gorillaz". iTunes. 22 October 2010.
  12. ^ "ITunes Session by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club". iTunes. 14 September 2010.
  13. ^ "ITunes Session (Live) - EP by Maroon 5". iTunes. 8 February 2011.
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/itunes-session/id401381087[bare URL]
  15. ^ "ITunes Session - EP by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros". iTunes. 30 November 2010.
  16. ^ "ITunes Session (Feat. Myles Kennedy) - EP by Slash". iTunes. January 2010.
  17. ^ "Live Sessions by Shelby Lynne". iTunes. 7 December 2010.
  18. ^ "ITunes Session by Joshua James". iTunes. 15 June 2010.

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