Vic Galloway is an established and respected broadcaster, journalist and author based in Scotland. With 18 years of experience from 1999 to the present day, he has presented weekly music programs for the BBC, including 11 years of broadcasting for Radio 1. He continues on BBC Radio Scotland every Monday night playing new and emerging music; and also regularly contributes to BBC 6Music and the BBC World Service presenting shows, documentaries and specials.
He was the first BBC presenter to exclusively play and cover artists such as Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Chvrches, Django Django, Young Fathers, Frightened Rabbit, King Creosote, Twilight Sad, Mylo, Twin Atlantic, Admiral Fallow, Withered Hand and more.
He has hosted a range of other radio and TV shows, and as a freelance journalist he has worked for several websites, newspapers and magazines including Gigwise, CLASH, Sunday Herald, The Times, The List and The Skinny. As an MC, Vic has hosted 6 consecutive years of the ‘Scottish Album of the Year’ Awards, and compered Edinburgh’s legendary Hogmanay Street Party celebrations numerous times in front of up to 80,000 people.
Over the years, he has DJ-ed in Student Unions, festivals and clubs across the UK, USA, Scandinavia and Europe; and attended and worked at conferences around the world such as SXSW, Eurosonic, The Great Escape, POP Montreal, Reeperbahn, Sonic Visions, Iceland Airwaves, Transmusicales, Waves and more.
His first book ‘Songs in the Key of Fife’ was published recently – it is about music from the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland, telling the intertwining stories of KT Tunstall, The Beta Band, King Creosote, James Yorkston and the Fence Collective. It has been well received and reviewed. He starts another book in 2017, collaborating with a National Museum to work on a huge music project.