Electric Kompany

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Description:
Electric Kompany is an American band that was formed by Kevin R. Gallagher. By exploring, arranging, and commissioning music for guitar, keyboard, drums, and bass, the group mixes classical and rock music in a genre that has been described as Art rock, Experimental Music, Avant-Progressive, or Avant-Rock. Electric Kompany has performed in the New York City area and was one of the featured bands at Full Force: The New Rock Complexity, a festival curated by Gallagher and John Zorn.

Current members

  • Kevin R. Gallagher - guitar
  • Alex Walker - bass
  • James Johnston - keyboard
  • Eric Poland - drums


History

Electric Kompany was founded by Kevin R. Gallagher, a guitarist who spent much of his career as a competition-winning classical guitarist who performed all around the world. In 2001, Gallagher began improvising and arranging music for electric guitar from composers such as J.S. Bach and Rob Haskins and soon began holding auditions for the group that would become Electric Kompany. His mission was to launch a group that combined the classical and popular music worlds. "I can't say there were any obvious influences for the group," says Gallagher. "It's just me coming to terms with who I am - a mix of a classical and rock musician. I can perform rock music or classical music fluently, but I never felt totally satisfied in either world."

Since Electric Kompany began performing, they have arranged music by Nick Didkovsky, Marc Mellits, and Jacob Ter Veldhuis,...
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