The Gallery

For fans of:Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Wallflowers, Oasis, Fun, Augustana
The Gallery’s brand of guitar-driven, southern-infused pop-rock blurs the lines between authenticity and commerciality, producing songs that are both refined and disarmingly catchy. A subtly biting guitar sound, road-worn lyricism and consistently sharp musicianship transform their tracks into instantly memorable pop gems you don’t want out of your head. The Gallery started out in Western Massachusetts, where they maintain a strong fanbase. They built a similarly strong following during three years in Florida, before moving on to Los Angeles, the current home base for Brendan Cooney (lead vocals/guitar), Ben Lozano (lead guitar), Dave Mozdzanowski (bass/bg vocals) and Ryan Cooney (drums). More often than not for The Gallery, however, the road is home. The excitement generated and attention garnered during their musical treks through the states has proven that the passion and talent of the group has more than just regional appeal. The band set off on their first national tour in late 2009, and has played over 200 shows, including performances at well-known venues such as the House of Blues on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, as well as Pearl Street and the Iron Horse Music Hall in Western Massachusetts. The band is spending the summer of 2013 on the road, touring the country in support of their new album, Restless. Restless, produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Augustana) is already garnering attention. dubbed the title track ‘Young & Restless’ “a jangly should-be chart-topper that screams platinum from the opening seconds” and the disc as a whole “a triumph and a startling step forward from a band that won’t be under the radar for long.” Similarly, Alternative Addiction stated “for an album that’s being truly released independently from a band that’s never really been on a label, these are the best songs I’ve heard in a long time.” This isn’t the first time the band has been recognized for its songwriting. The group’s 2011 EP, Come Alive, earned them attention from such well-known publications as Rolling Stone, Alternative Press and AOL Spinner. Nation-wide college radio airplay landed them on the CMJ charts, and the International Songwriting Competition selected them as finalists two years in a row, in Rock and Triple A categories. Additionally, The Gallery was chosen to participate in the 2011 Florida GRAMMY Showcase, and won the “D’Addario Play Your Way to Austin” contest in early 2012, landing the band a SXSW showcase, as well as string and drumhead endorsements. The Gallery thrive on their guitar sound – a blistering, Americana-influed blast apparent in rockers “The Runaround” and “Fast Friends” – and they solidify their commercial-ready credibility with sharp composition and lyricism that elevate stunning ballads like “Ballroom of Broken Hearts” and “Restless Soul.” The punchy riffs that drive songs like “White Noise Town” will ring familiar with those already in the know about the band. For newcomers, the new album Restless is a great place to start.