The Good Mad
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The Good Mad

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Folk Alternative




"The Good Mad Releases New EP & Drops Video!"

"I guess we'd been listening to a lot of Father John Misty, Tame Impala, alt-J when we recorded "Face Your Feels." Adam and I had Lana del Rey's "Ultraviolence" on heavy rotation around that same time, so I think that's why "Dark Waters" turned out the way it did. I think you can hear hints of all those influences on the EP, though we still kept the bone structure of the songs pretty folky." - AOL

"One to Watch: The Good Mad"

"The Good Mad is a band everyone should get to know. This alt-folk group consists of Allie Gonino, Adam Brooks and Andy Fischer-Price. The group just released an EP called Face Your Feels that we think you’re going to love. This band’s amazing skills and terrific EP are just a few reasons why The Good Mad is our next “One to Watch” talent." - Celebuzz

"The Good Mad Interview"

Seen performing as the folk trio Strange Worthy on ABC Family's 'The Lying Game,' The Good Mad "are building quite the reputation for themselves with their superb music." - Entertainment Focus

"Interview with The Good Mad"

"The Good Mad, as their title may suggest, are anything but ordinary. Their music is a mix of country, folk, and bluesy tunes braided together to create their unique Americana sound for the new generation." - Cashmere & Tweed

" Exclusive Interview"

Allie Gonino, star of the hit ABC Family show "The Lying Game," gives the scoop on her band, The Good Mad -



Formed in 2011, The Good Mad is an LA-based alternative folk band consisting of band members Adam Brooks, Andy Fischer-Price, Allie Gonino, and Seth Sylvester. Combining layered harmonies and dynamic instrumental arrangements, The Good Mad's music is at once nostalgic, yet original.

Following the release of four singles featured on the hit ABC Family original series, 'The Lying Game,' The Good Mad traveled to Nashville to record their debut EP, ALTA. Released in October 2012 and produced by Phillip Swann, ALTA is stripped-down folk/Americana, featuring a variety of instruments between the three members including guitar, bass, violin, and ukulele.

Fans of 'The Lying Game' were instant fans of the ALTA EP and their support was overwhelming. Demands from the show's fans to see and hear more of The Good Mad led to the trio performing in multiple episodes of the series as a fictional band, Strangeworthy. In March of 2013, atop a wave of support from fans all over the world, The Good Mad released their aptly titled second EP, Strangeworthy.

Adam Brooks is a Nashville, Tennessee native. Now, The Ohio State University English graduate continues to establish himself as a songwriter and artist in Los Angeles. Originally making the move to L.A. to pursue an acting career, Adam's love for music was a constant source of artistic inspiration. Adam often played music with friends for fun, including Good Mad bandmate Andy Fischer-Price. This soon led to the formation of Adam & Andy's first band, Mr. Adventures, in which Allie Gonino would perform as an unofficial member for a year until the band split up in 2011. Being the son of a studio session guitarist in Nashville, Adam listened to a lot of country music growing up, but also attributes much of his musical inspiration to The Beatles, The Black Keys, Interpol, and Radiohead.

Andy Fischer-Price was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Like Adam, Andy moved to Los Angeles to become an actor, though he'd studied music since age nine. Through the Northwest Choirs, Andy learned everything from Bach to Bill Withers and developed an acute ear for harmony. Andy picked up an electric bass in high school and started writing songs for his first band at fifteen years-old. Andy's influences include the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Fleet Foxes, My Morning Jacket, and "probably around 100,000 other artists."

Hailing from Heath, Texas, Allie Gonino got her start in music after a chance encounter with The Dixie Chicks in 1994. At age seven, she began taking classical violin and ballet lessons, and by age ten was performing professionally throughout the Dallas area. Once Allie moved to Los Angeles, she began acting and made the leap from performing country music to mainstream pop. In 2010, Allie toured with girl group, The Stunners, as the opening act on Justin Bieber's "My World Tour." When Allie was offered a series regular role on ABC Family's "The Lying Game," she parted ways with The Stunners to focus on her acting career. Mr. Adventures also split up right around this time, so Allie, Adam, and Andy created a fresh start with The Good Mad. "Sal" as the band often refers to her, grew up listening to a wide variety of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, The Eagles, The Beatles, Alanis Morissette, and Tchaikovsky. Though music tends to be her main focus these days, Gonino still acts from time to time, and most recently starred opposite Julianne Nicholson and Jason Momoa in the SundanceTV original series 'The Red Road'. 

Seth Sylvester recently joined as percussionist in summer 2015. Seth also played in Mr. Adventures, but had to retreat back to his hometown of Swan River, Manitoba in 2011. Seth studied drums at MI in Los Angeles, and credits Chick Corea and Fleet Foxes among his favorite artists.

The band opened for KT Tunstall at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014, and has played festivals such as ATX Fest, Willamette Valley Music Festival, International Noise Fest in Tunisia, and at the Thirst Project's 3rd annual Thirst Gala in Beverly Hills, CA. They regularly sell out shows at The Hotel Cafe in L.A., wrote and recorded with songwriting legend, Linda Perry, and have licensed songs to several television shows and films.

The Good Mad released their third EP to date, Face Your Feels, on January 21st, 2015. The EP was produced by Mike Pappas and Fann of former indie-rock band, Yell for Help. The EP is still considered folk, though unlike their previous releases, Face Your Feels, features a more experimental approach to the production. The use of programmed drums and electric guitars helped make this record grittier than ALTA & Strangeworthy. 

"You can either choose to be mad in a mad way, or mad in a good way."

Band Members