Chris Gallant

Chris Gallant is the lead singer and guitarist of The Sidewalks, an alternative rock/ska band from PEI, Canada. He has been promoting acts and booking his own tours for three years now. For more information on the band or this topic please write

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  1. Jerome M
    May 2nd, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    I’m really glad you brought up the issue of everyone taking time off. It’s a large complication for a self-promoting band, and I think for many bands a good reason they form the way they do. If they find enough paying gigs around the city, then likely they can maintain the line-up, but personal issues and finance have been known to force bands just starting out to re-evaluate the availability of their key members, and even just a few months can form a bond between them that might solidify and change the line-up, as well as the sound. Good posts!

  2. G.E. Grant
    December 29th, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

    Good post. Touring is tough, especially with jobs and families. Time off to tour may leave limited or no time off for a family vacation so its tough to keep that balance.