Bio

The Sam Gyllenhaal Band has found the sweet spot. That place where rich three-part harmony and thoughtful, catchy songwriting come together - but it wasn’t easy to find.  Sam has been writing, woodshedding, recording, and gigging over a span of 10 years that has included living in 3 cities, 5 or 6 day jobs, and hundreds of song demos.   

Music has always been a big part of Sam's life, but he didn’t discover that he wanted to pursue music professionally until writing his first song in college. Since that very first song, Sam has had a one-track mind; to make music he loves with the people he loves. 

Joined by his frequent co-writer Alaina Stacey and long-time friend and bandmate Alex Schreiner, the Sam Gyllenhaal Band officially came together in 2017.  Alaina brings a beautifully pure tone and a knack for blending. Alex, who has known Sam since their college a cappella days, has a voice that complements and magnifies Sam's smooth tenor - he’s also been known to play the tambourine like it owes him money.  

The band came out with their first full-length album entitled “A Little More Freedom” in December of 2018, co-produced with industry veteran Denny Martin. The first track, “Anything, Everything” was featured on the Silverado Records Country Music Discovery Series, receiving 30k streams on Spotify alone.   In November of 2020, the band came out with an EP called "Don't Look Down".  The title track won an honorable mention in American Songwriters' 2021 Song Contest.

Their pop, rock, and country influences inspire their songs' cascading melodies, driving grooves and vivid lyrics. The band likes to sing about life and love in motion - sometimes soaring, sometimes stumbling, but always moving forward.