Overhaul are an Alternative Rock band formed in Scotland by American Singer/Songwriter/Musician Andy Gallagher in 1997. They have opened for international touring acts such as Violent Femmes, Dinosaur Jr, Langhorne Slim, Grant Hart (Husker Du), Dom Brown (Duran Duran/Take That) and Ken Stringfellow (R.E.M/The Posies) and have performed at venues in the UK such as The Liquid Room, Edinburgh, King Tut’s, Glasgow, HMV Institute, Birmingham, The Cavern, Liverpool, Borderline, London, Jazz Cafe, London, The Savoy, Cork, Ireland, The Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland and Vicar St, Dublin, Ireland. They have also played many festivals such as Liverpool Sound City, Go North Festival, Inverness, Electric Picnic Festival, Ireland.
They have released three albums:
Hope Shines Through (2006)
Here and There (2009)
Overhaul’s first album Hope Shines Through was one of the last albums to be recorded at Glasgow’s Cava Sounds Studio one. Studio one was later torn down and made into car parking. Cava is still going strong, in fact Overhaul recorded part of the Achukma album there.
Andy Gallagher and Graham Brown also play with Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes solo band Gordon Gano and The Ryans.
Original drummer and one of the founding members of Violent Femmes Victor DeLorenzo co-produced and played drums/percussion, backing vocals and Theremin on Overhaul’s second album Here and There.
Achukma originally started as an Andy Gallagher solo EP which was released on After Music Recordings in Minneapolis but Andy thought the songs were so good, he took the tracks and continued to produce and add to them. Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes), Mike Watt (Minutemen/Iggy and The Stooges), Astrid Young (Neil Young) and many others performed on the album.
Overhaul’s original first album “Overhaul” was shelved in 2003 due to Andy not being happy with the way it sounded. But, Andy has recently revealed that he is going to be re-recording the album but has not given a date for the release yet.