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 sister Grey Gyllenhaal and long-time friend and bandmate Alex Schreiner, the Sam Gyllenhaal Band officially came together in 2017. Grey and Sam have been singing together for as long as they can remember - their dad taught them to sing harmony in the car on the way to elementary school. They grew up on the move, living in Miami, Raleigh, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C. before finally settling down in the musical mecca of Nashville, Tennessee. Grey brings a beautifully pure tone that blends with Sam's in a way that only a sibling can. 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.
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.