Gal Friday



Nashville Music Guide

"If you weren’t at The Blue Bar on Thursday night, you missed out. The three sisters of Gal Friday hit the stage with a vocal presence that is a force to be reckoned with. This town needs this band. All female. All strong. All on fire. They made their mark on the Nashville scene the moment they hit the stage."

Panama City News Herald

'In it for the long haul' Contest winners Gal Friday open Sunday's Gulf Coast Jam

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Three sisters are living their dream with a little help from the Pepsi Southern Original Competition.
Sisters Melissa York, Lauren Wilson and Ashley Min, collectively known as Gal Friday, have performed together for nine years. They grew up in North Carolina surrounded by music, with their parents’ blues band and singing in church.
Encouraged by friends to enter Pepsi Southern Original, a country music contest whose grand prize is a slot on stage at Gulf Coast Jam, they sent in a “really raw” live recording of an original song. They were one of 6,000 bands to enter and were chosen as one of the top 110. They performed in Columbus, Ga., for the first round of the competition and won the finals held Friday, Sept. 4, at Dave and Buster’s in Panama City Beach.
“Just the thought of who else was going to be on the stage today was a huge motivator of us doing a good job,” York said, alluding to big names in country music Martina McBride and Keith Urban, who performed Sunday night.
This weekend’s performances at Dave and Buster’s, Edgewater and the Gulf Coast Jam made up Gal Friday’s first gigs in Florida, but the band has performed in festivals throughout the U.S. The sisters all keep “day jobs,” York and Wilson as a graphic designer and assistant, respectively, for their parents’ business and Min as an office manager. They said they feel spoiled by the flexibility their jobs allow them.
“We’ve arranged our schedules and arranged our lives around being able to pop up and go and gig and tour,” York said.
Next up for Gal Friday is a tour sponsored by Pepsi — part of their prize package and something the sisters hope will put them on their way to being full-time musicians. They laughed a bit at the notion of becoming country music stars, but said they’d accept that status if it happens.
“We’ll ride this train for however long it takes us,” Min said. “We just want to work, we want to be on tour, we want to sing our original music and get out there and just do it.”
“We’ve wanted this for nine years,” Wilson added.
The sisters describe their music as a mix of Southern rock, newgrass, country, funk and even a hint of “church choir vibe.”
“We’re in it for the long haul, so keep looking for us,” York said.
Learn more about Gal Friday on their website,, and on as many social media accounts as the sisters can keep up with.


Creative Loafing

"Locals like Centers, Early Ray and Gal Friday Band have been making rounds on the festival circuit. Both played the recent Carolina Country Music Festival in Myrtle Beach which also featured Rascal Flatts, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Big & Rich and more."

"LangTree LIVE Weekly Concert Series is definitely seeing an increase in crowds and Gal Friday, one of the most talented bands to play the Weekly Series so far, brought out one of the largest crowds we've seen since Simplified."

Today's Charlotte Woman Magazine

Music Mix Daily

“The opening act was a great family group, the Gal Friday Band. Made up of three sisters and local to the Charlotte area, these ladies know how to rock and roll… cowgirl style! They had a great command of the stage and were a huge hit with the crowd. I was certainly not the only one heading back to the merch table, manned by their very classy Mama, to buy the CD. This is a band to watch!” 

TalkApolis - Nashville

"Gal Friday Band comes back to TalkApolis after 8 months of a whirlwind of new experiences. They share with us what they have learnt appearing on TV, the glitzy performances in Las Vegas as well as their new achievements such as new management and new albums. You can listen to their beautifully sung, "Southern Wind" in this episode."