Leah Gallin with Airbourne (2007)
Our Managing Director Leah Gallin is photographed here with Joel O’Keeffe, former guitar player David Roads and a Gibson rep at a Gibson Showcase event organised by her (2007). Leah was side of stage at the (2011) Sydney BDO when Joel famously scales to the top of the scaffolding on the main stage and thirty metres above the crowd he smashes out a solo. Leah has also sold their current guitarist Harri Harrison some Gibson guitars to through the Gallin’s MPS stores.
Airbourne are an Australian hard rock band formed in Warrnambool in 2003. Mainstay members are Joel O’Keeffe on lead vocals and lead guitar, and his brother Ryan O’Keeffe on drums. They were later joined by Justin Street on bass guitar and backing vocals. David Roads (on rhythm guitar and backing vocals) was also a mainstay member until leaving the band in April 2017 – Harri Harrison was announced as his replacement.
In early 2005, the band relocated to Melbourne and in August, they signed a five album record deal with Capitol Records.Their debut album, Runnin’ Wild, was released in June 2007 and peaked in the top 30 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Boneshaker is the band’s fifth album, and was released on 25 October 2019.
The group have supported Mötley Crüe, Motörhead, Iron Maiden and The Rolling Stones, as well as performing at summer music festivals. The Band went on a UK Tour supporting Iron Maiden on their Final Frontier World Tour.
Airbourne have gained exposure with official theme songs, in movies, video games and TV series. “Runnin’ Wild” was used in the trailers for the films Tangled and Frozen. In 2019, the YouTube Red series Cobra Kai, a martial arts saga comedy-drama based on the Karate Kid movie, features their song, “Back in the Game”.