L to R: Lee Wuflestad (guitar,
vocals), Gonsagas Adam G (bass, guitar, vocals),
Gabe Brennan (drums)
Studios, Brainard, Minnesota,
Adam Galles was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
in 1981- the youngest of three sons.
In 1983, the family moved to
Nisswa, Minnesota and bought a resort, which they still own and operate.
When not pursuing his muse, Galles works part time at the resort
and part time restoring boats and doing general marine repair.
life long hobby and passion has been music. "I was maybe 5 or 6, I would
spend time in my brothers' bedrooms with them, listening to Van Halen,
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, The Cars, Kiss, etc. Most of my classmates had
never shown any interest in music until about age 10. They often looked at
me as very different from them."
Galles was originally inspired
to start playing bass and making music by Black Sabbath. "I used to be the
biggest Sabbath freak. Black Sabbath was all I would ever listen to, ever.
I liked every lineup that band had- the "Ozzy" years, and the "post Ozzy"
years. Tony Iommi was THE MAN, to me! I used to study his every move on
stage (everything down to a finger twitch), his finger picking and every
little detail on his style of playing. I would imitate all his licks and
moves with my bass. Ozzy was another favorite. I originally taught myself
to sing by listening to his albums and singing along with them. Of course
nowadays I don't sing anything like he does."
During senior year in high
school, Galles achieved his life long dream of becoming a real musician
when he sold his ATV to buy a Lotus 4 string bass and a little 30 watt
His drummer, Gabe Brennan, taught him how to play G, C, and D. "I pretty
much took it from there, teaching myself all the rest." The next week
Galles joined Brennan and fellow classmate Dwayne Bergsnev in a group that to
played two mornings per week in the their private school music room. The
school administrators (except the principal) were very much against the
band from the start. After about a month of playing bass at the school, 8
or 10 additional musicians joined the morning session. "I don't think any
of us could hear each other over the other players so we all kept turning
up." The administrators were upset and outsiders were no longer allowed to
At about this time, Brennan and Bergsnev dressed Galles up in what
is best described as a white knee length wedding dress, and a bonnet to go
with it, and the three of them played the Spanish song "La Cabeza" in
front of the entire school.
Everyone loved it. Galles got some good
laughs from that, but the administration banned Galles from playing in the
Brennan and Bergsnev assumed they were without bass player
for the rest of the year. A few months before school was out, Galles asked
principal Miller for permission to return to the music room sessions and
the Miller was nice enough to give him the OK. Miller got into
trouble for that. Never-the-less the last couple months were back to
normal. There were no more cross-dressing incidents (thankfully).
After graduation Galles went in his own direction and wrote up
some songs for a proposed heavy metal album. No suitable musicians could
be found so the idea was scrapped. "I still have the lyrics but don't plan
on doing anything with them."
At this time, Brennan and
some friends started a band called All Weather
which gathered a huge following.
Brennan and Galles kept in contact on a regular basis but didn't play any
Galles gave up bass playing for about a year.
In the fall of 2001, Galles
got back together with Brennan and Bergsnev to play for a local
college-age youth group. The three of them have been playing on and off,
In 2004, Galles met and started working with Lee
current guitar player and singer for their group. The three played live
here and there in the area during the summer months.
L to R:
Brennan is currently going to college in Chicago during the winter
and Wuflestad is, unfortunately, in the process of moving- out of the area.
"I've always appreciated and enjoyed having Lee Wuflestad around. He's well
organized and doesn't mess around, when it comes to music. We'll play any
one song and he plays it exactly the same, every time. He's a very solid
By the fall of 2005, Galles
began making plans to begin recording an album in the spring of 2006.
Galles plans on an album consisting of 50% cover songs, 50% original
music. They began recording in March. There has been a delay in the
recording due to Josh Hemsworth's (the studio operator) involvement in
a motorcycle accident. Hemsworth is currently the main/only candidate to
take Wuflestad's place in the group. He will be playing on most of the
current album "Eight Track."
hopes to have this album completed by the fall of 2006.
hopes and intentions are to seek national exposure with this album,
selling it in as many places as possible. It's not a 'money maker' and I'm
not looking to 'go big,' but I hope to get our music out there,
L to R: Guest Vocalist Heidi Youngren and Galles at sessions for the forthcoming album.
Gabe Brennen recording "It's Not A
Rumour" for the forthcoming album.
Josh Hemsworth at the board.