Galia is a true Midwestern girl -sans her values and domestic abilities. "I hear a way to a man's heart is his stomach. That's why I pretend to cook pies." Although Galia feels weird writing a bio in 3rd person, she’s heard that it looks more professional. Galia Arad is an American singer/songwriter who is currently based in Dublin, Ireland. Galia’s classical musician parents and classical voice training steered her directly into the arms of rock ‘n’ roll. She has toured the USA, Ireland, England (supporting Jools Holland), and Japan (where she not only gigged, but was the first place winner of a sake chugging contest and runner up of a wet kimono contest.) As for her less impressive accomplishments, she is the winner of Songwriter Hall of Fame's Abe Olman award for Excellence in Songwriting, and winner of The Great American Song competition. Galia, with much noise, has also caught the attention of one of her music idols, Shane MacGowan (from The Pogues), who wrote the liner notes for her sophomore album "Ooh La Baby", and is featured on two tracks. Also featured on her folk/pop album: guitar legend Marc Ribot (who simply describes Galia as a “fucking good songwriter”), Bashiri Johnson, Elvis Costello's rhythm section, and many other musicians that she loves to brag about. The best day of Galia’s life was playing Royal Albert Hall, doing support for Jools Holland, so you can be sure Galia has been also bragging about that. Her song “I Must Have You” appears in the first episode of the show Felicity and the Lifetime Original movie “Honeymoon for One”. She is obsessed with her family, Britney Spears, stray dogs, and her backup singers, the Lollipops. She was raised in Bloomington, Indiana where her heart always is, but has just moved to Ireland from New York City, where her heart also is. (She has a big heart, or so she says. To her three boyfriends.) She’s kidding about the boys- she thinks bio writing is awkward and just wants to break the ice by making jokes. Galia will change this bio tomorrow and learn to act more confident and professional, hopefully also by tomorrow.