Ron Gallo releases 20-minute short film

Ron Gallo releases 20-minute short film, based on 'Really Nice Guys'
Ron Gallo

Ron Gallo has released 20-minute short film, a companion to his Really Nice Guys EP which pokes fun at himself and also serves as hilarious commentary about the music industry and the year he spent supporting his New West Records debut, HEAVY META. Released in February of 2017. Really Nice Guys features songs about rough mixes (broken into three parts: iPhone demo, live band demo, and overproduced, autotuned studio recording), the inability of saying a band is bad, so we say “they’re really nice guys” instead, all of your friends asking to be put on the guest list for your show, etc. It also features Gallo’s mother’s boyfriend Jerry’s amazing, real-time thoughts after hearing Really Nice Guys for the first time throughout the EP, captured by a hidden microphone. The 20-minute documentary was directed by Christian Gentry. Ron Gallo says “It is a film about a musician, played by me, and his band, played by my bandmates, dealing with the endless search for creative fulfillment in unexpected places and facing the ‘struggle’ that comes along with trying to be something other than what you already are in a town where everyone is doing that exact thing. It is the visual component to the EP of the same name. It is so real that it probably seems like we are acting.” He continues, “Partnering with Napster to premiere it seemed like the perfect match — they ruined the music business in 1999 and we ruin music in 2018.”

“Write what you know, Ron Gallo!” he says. “Being constantly on highways, in vans, on planes, on stages, in green rooms, on guest lists, turning a person into a brand, turning a real life human moment into a song, into content, into an asset to be monetized, talking to people about myself and stuff I wrote 3 years ago, watching it all unfold in the public eye from a phone in a van on a highway heading to a stage.” He continues, “It wasn’t what I thought it would be and it was beautiful and I am grateful, but mostly this whole world or pursuing music and the music business is hilarious. So how do you deal with that? Have fun by entertaining yourself with an EP of you laughing at yourself about all of it and call it Really Nice Guys, which is probably all I’ve been for most of this.”

Ron Gallo
Really Nice Guys
Track List:

1. Rough Mix
2. Really Nice Guys
3. Related Artists (For Fans Of…)
4. I’m On The Guestlist
5. YouTubular
6. The East Nashville Kroger Conversation
7. Emotional Impact For Sale
8. Pull Quote (feat. Jerry)

Ron Gallo On Tour:
April 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
April 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
April 12 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
April 14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 15 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
April 17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
April 21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
April 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
April 24 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
April 27 – Austin, TX @ Levitation
May 18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
June 7 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 15 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 16 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 17 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
July 15 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Music Festival