BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
HE IS ONE OF THE FINEST songwriters of the country. Yet, this very talented man is still untapped by many record producers in the Philippines and abroad.
But Tommy Galo, a resident of the fastest booming City of Cagayan de Oro, is now starting to carve a name in the music industry with his total compositions now reaching 201 songs since he started writing three years ago.
“I have written and composed songs in the last three years, and they are now 201 songs in total,” Galo told MDNN in an exclusive interview.
Galo has slowly created a fan base in his social media accounts in Facebook and Youtube. His original compositions are also posted in iTunes.
Since Galo’s officially recorded songs are played in Youtube and Facebook, his fans are now following whenever he releases a new composition.
In his hometown in Cagayan de Oro, Mr Galo is now invited to judge in some singing contests sponsored by radio and television stations.
“Dako ang akong kalipay nga hinayhinay na nga naila ang atong pagka compositor dinhi sa Cagayan de Oro ug naimbitahan na kita sa mga singing competitions niadtong nilabay nga tuig,” he said.
Galo’s top 5 songs have now gathered over a hundred thousand views.
TOP 20 SONG COMPOSITIONS OF GALO
Here are the Top 20 Original songs of Tommy Galo with their total number of views as of January 12, 2023
- Marites ka noh – 142,777
- Beautywise – 124,000
- Pakiusap – 113,733
- Chamba chamba lang – 113,195
- Until then – 108,000
- Let me be the one – 97,000
- Extraordinary love – 81,000
- Unstoppable – 80,000
- My song of hope – 75,000
- Kung ako nalang sana – 74,000
- Pag-asa – 70,000
- The two of us – 68,000
- Walang iwanan – 67,000
- The one that got away- 64,000
- For the first time – 62,000
- Sa Panaginip – 56,000
- The Songwriter – 54,000
- Got a move like this – 46,000
- Dakilang Magulang – 43,000
- The Best Ka – 43,000
- Ikaw ang wakas – 43,000
- Dasal – 40,000
SECOND FROM MOIRA
The composer also said he is now second to Moira dela Torre in terms of the number of compositions.
Based on research made by MDNN Entertainment, Moira has over 400 total number of songs since she started songwriting at a younger age, or in a span of 10 years while Galo has 201 songs in only 3 years.
Most of Galo’s songs were recorded by local singers from Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro and they can be heard in his Youtube channel and on his Facebook page.
Galo is a CPA or Certified Public Accountant and he graduated with a masteral degree at Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan.
He told MDNN that he started writing songs in 2019 and he got the inspiration from his own experience and from what he learned from other people and friends.
Currently, Galo works at the BIR office based in Malaybalay City, as Chief of the Assessment Department.
“I am now the Chief of Assessment of BIR office, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. I started to write songs in September 2019 and as of date, I have already composed 201 original songs. Some of these songs were sung and recorded by my chosen local singers mostly from CDO and Bukidnon,” he narrated.
For interested parties who want to record his original pieces or other concerns, please call Joel/ 0935 183 9104.