My name is Rowan Galagher. I'm a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist. People have said I write medieval psychedelic showtunes. My music is most commonly compared to Radiohead, Syd Barrett, David Bowie and Grizzly Bear. Other comparisons have been made to Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, Ulver, Nick Drake, Danny Elfman, David Sylvian and Midlake.
'The Mad Pride' is a reference to the mass movement known as 'Mad Pride'. "Mad Pride activists seek to re-educate the general public on such subjects as the causes of mental disorders, the experiences of those using the mental health system, and the global suicide pandemic."
Music: Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, Sia, Grizzly Bear, Fiona Apple, Animal Collective, Ani DiFranco, Pink Floyd, Conor Oberst, Chad Vangaalen, Bjork, Imogen Heap, Jacques Brel, Sigur Ros, Jethro Tull, Shearwater, Rufus Wainwright, Elliott Smith, The Beta Band, Folk Implosion, The Dears, Emily Haines, Vicious Hairy Mary, Mr Bungle, Damien Rice.
Books: Let the right one in (John Ajvide Lindqvist), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy (Stieg Larsson), Manhood (Steve Bidulph), Lord of the Rings (Tolkien), No Logo (Naomi Klein), Amusing Ourselves To Death (Neil Postman).
Movies: The Professional, Good Will Hunting, Autumn Rush, The Usual Suspects, Shaun of the Dead, American Beauty, Office Space, anything by Kevin Smith, lots of Pixar & Disney movies.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
I guess you might say I'm a semi professional musician. I've made 3 albums in the last few years and they're all available for free download. You can find them at http://www.facebook.com/TheMadPride - I'm happy to help…"