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Meet 'The Lying Game' Star Allie Gonino's New Band, The Good Mad

Tue, December 6, 2011 2:51pm EDT by Andy Swift Add first Comment
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Allie gives the scoop on The Good Mad, and reveals that they’ll perform on ‘The Lying Game!’

Remember that scene on The Lying Game when Justin first ran into Laurel while she was practicing her violin? Well, not only was Allie Gonino not faking her violin skills, but she and her strings are now part of a brand-new musical “outfit” called The Good Mad — and you’re about to know them very well.

Allie, along with bandmates Adam Brooks and Andy Fischer-Price, have crafted a sound she describes as “folk-Americana and rootsy,” and they’ve already had a few shows in Austin. In case you’re wondering where The Good Mad generated its very unique name, Allie says it came about “in a weird way.”

“One of Adam’s favorite books is On The Road by Jack Kerouac, and there’s a quote that says ‘The only ones for us are the mad ones,'” she explains. “We both think that’s a really cool quote, and when we were walking on a bridge while he was visiting here in Austin, we saw it spray painted on the side! So later, when we were just throwing around names, that one came up, and Andy thought it was cool too.”

And fans of The Lying Game will quickly become fans of The Good Mad when the group performs on the show Jan. 16!

“I will be playing on the show,” Allie confirms coyly, adding that “there might be some of the musical guests on the show was well…”

Of course, Allie’s musical career is hardly a new development. She says acting was actually her “secondary venture” behind music, which is the whole reason she moved to Los Angeles in the first place. Before co-founding The Good Mad, Allie was a member of The Stunners, a five-piece girl group that ended up becoming the opening act on Justin Bieber‘s My World tour in summer 2010.

“It was epic,” Allie says of the tour. “It was crazy because it was my first tour ever, and it was the biggest tour in the world. It was like being on a traveling summer camp with your four best girlfriends.”

As for working with Justin, Allie says she learned a lot from him about what he does best — pranking!

“I think we all learned so many new ways to prank people,” she admits. “We were definitely doing pranking on the tour… but then we got in trouble and couldn’t do any more.”

For more info. about The Good Mad, check out the band’s official Facebook page!

— Andy Swift

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