Fools For Rowan

Fools For Rowan

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandRockAlternative

Fools For Rowan could only have happened faster if they’d sprung fully formed from Zeus’s forehead. The Nashville-based quintet, within months of forming, had recorded its debut album, already opened shows for Evanescence, Halestorm, Skillet and Sick Puppies and garnered a metric ton of good press.

Biography

“Moving away from your home to chase your dream is seriously intense, especially when people think you’re crazy for going after something so overwhelmingly difficult. That’s why I named the band Fools For Rowan,” says lead singer Erin Mullins, of her move from South Dakota to Nashville, TN to start a rock band. “My mom Robyn and grandpa Darwin were two of my biggest encouragers, always telling me I ‘could do anything’ and ‘to go for it’…so I took their names and combined them to come up with ‘Rowan.’ The name of the band will always hold a special place in my heart because of its true meaning.”
Through friends, Erin put together the original members of FFR in late 2009 and the band released their first album, “Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled.” They started out playing wherever they could get booked, sometimes performing in front of very small crowds. “One time, in New Orleans, we literally played for a crowd of 2. A mom and daughter had driven over from Mississippi to see us,” says Mullins. “It could have really crushed our spirits, but ultimately, those two new fans became two of our biggest friends and supporters and taught us that no crowd is too small. That show is actually where our saying ’10 OR 10,000’ came from…meaning whether 10 or 10,000 people show up, we’re going to give everyone the same show with all our energy and leave it all out there on the stage.”
Over time, FFR built a fanbase and were fortunate enough to open a huge show at Summerfest in Milwaukee for Halestorm, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way on July 4, 2010. From there, the band has performed with more hugely successful artists like Evanescence, Skillet, Gin Blossoms, Trapt, Candlebox, Neon Trees and many more…touring from coast to coast.
As FFR was opening a sold-out show with Evanescence in August of 2011, they were losing original bass guitarist Aaron Elliott, who had just gotten married and decided to stay home and devote more time to his family. “We were celebrating this huge event…performing with one of our rock idols…yet mourning the loss of one of our brothers. It was a bittersweet night.” Erin continues, “But we were a family and so we just banded together and found another bass player in time to start our college tour. We miss Aaron a lot…but we’re so thankful we found Gib. He is a blessing to our band.”
Soon after, Fools For Rowan was chosen to Music Connection Magazine’s ‘Hot 100 Live Unsigned’ bands…and just recently released their 2nd album, “Who Killed Amanda Day?”, featuring the single and video to “Killed A Man Today.” Music from this new release will soon be featured in many American tv shows, including MTV’s “The Real World” and “Teen Wolf”…the E! network’s 3 Kardashian spinoffs, including the original “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”…and used in broadcasts on Fox Sports, which could include college and NFL football, the World Series and The Super Bowl.
Fools For Rowan is lead singer Erin Mullins from South Dakota and Arkansas, lead guitarist Rachel Brandsness from Oregon, drummer Jordan Cullen from Kentucky, and guitarist and vocalist Ryan Nanney and bass guitarist Andrew “Gib” Williams, both from Tennessee.

Lyrics

Dead

Written By: Erin Mullins, Ilya Toshinsky, Shaye Smith

DEAD
(Ilya Toshinsky, Erin Mullins & Shaye Smith)

If I could borrow, all my tomorrows
Spend them all today I’m sure I’d find a way to get you back
But my frustration, desperation
Is causing me to wither underneath a sky turned black
It hurts to breathe, I can’t believe, I have to face the moment that I

DREAD, WE’RE DEAD, WE’RE OVER,
OVER JUST LIKE THAT
THE LOVE IS GONE, GONE FOREVER
AND IT’S NOT COMIN’ BACK

Your heart and my heart, you ripped them apart
But there’s still pieces of you that you’ve gone and left behind
You don’t want me, but you still haunt me
I lie awake cause I’m afraid that if I close my eyes
I’ll see your face, feel that pain, the pain I felt the moment that you

SAID, WE’RE DEAD, WE’RE OVER,
OVER JUST LIKE THAT
THE LOVE IS GONE, GONE FOREVER
AND IT’S NOT COMIN’ BACK

Bridge: It’s hurts to breathe, I can’t believe, I close my eyes but I just can’t forget
I see your face, feel the pain, the pain I felt the moment that you

SAID, WE’RE DEAD, WE’RE OVER,
OVER JUST LIKE THAT
THE LOVE IS GONE, GONE FOREVER
AND IT’S NOT COMIN’ BACK

Discography

"Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled." LP released November 9, 2009

"Burnt Around The Edges" single released to radio October 2009

"Burnt Around The Edges" video released September 2009

"Dead" single released to radio March 2010

"Dead" video released February 2010

Set List

Killed A Man
Take Me Down
Living Dangerously
Light Me Up
You Can't Stop Me
Dead
Burnt Around The Edges
It's Alright
Dream On
Tangled