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Mike Gallagher & Higher Order

Mike Gallagher & Higher Order

Alternative / Pop Rock / R&B Chicago, IL  US


  • Mon

    Apr 18

    Chicago, IL, US | 5:30pm

    Good people, It has been a while since our last performance, however we thought it would be great to get the band back together for a great cause. As many of us in Higher Order are music educators, we thought it fitting to help VanderCook School of Music raise some money for their student scholarships. Please join us for a very exciting evening of music and some of the tastiest brews in Chitown. Hope to see you there!

  • 2016

    Feb 12

    Chicago, IL, US | 7:00pm

    Mike will be performing solo at the Porsche display.

  • 2015

    Jul 18

    Chicago, IL, US | 9:00pm

    Join us for a night of singer-songwriters at the iconic listening room and restaurant UNCOMMON GROUND in Chicago! Uncommon Ground is a wonderful intimate space to listen to music as well as a great place to have a meal. Earning the title of "Greenest Restaurant in the US" in 2013, the culinary team is sure to serve you up something amazing featuring only the freshest ingredients from their certified organic roof top farm! On Saturday July 18th, Chicago favorite Mike Gallagher & Higher Order will take the stage along with special guests Mama's Black Sheep (Baltimore, MD), and Dina Bach (Chicago, IL). Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 9pm. Advanced table reservations are HIGHLY recommended, as this is a small space and will fill up quickly. Call Uncommon Ground at 773-929-3680 to reserve your table today! Mike Gallagher & Higher Order are pushing the envelope. Experimenting with sound. Exploring the art of production and songwriting. Meshing the genres, yet appreciating them all. There isn’t one kind of music that has totally influenced Mike Gallagher. Alternative Rock is at the core of his new album “The Edge of the Dream.” He’s three-dimensional: guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist. A versatile artist educated by everything from books to the Blues. Audiences can hear remnants of country, R&B, and soul to accompany the compilations of sound. “I must remain true to the characterization of the song. I know what instruments I hear lyrically.” Mama’s Black Sheep is the musical collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Touring together since 2008 and both veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit, Miller & Cerulli will make you feel like you’ve been listening to their music for years. Driven by Miller’s versatile guitar grooves, Cerulli’s innovative percussion, and two voices that blend like honey and whiskey, Mama’s Black Sheep create acoustic rock & blues with a style that is distinctly their own. With two well received CD’s to their credit (Unmarked Highway, 2010; Drivin’ On, 2011) and a third in the works, Mama’s Black Sheep has been burning up the road touring extensively throughout the continental US and the Caribbean playing nearly 200 shows a year. Dina Bach began her journey as a songwriter at the age of ten as her fingers naturally stroked the piano keys for the first time. Always musically inclined, Dina spent her childhood playing the cello and singing in school choirs. It was not until she discovered the piano in her home that she quickly found a passion for original composition. She began to develop her confidence as a songwriter and her poise as a performer. In 2008, Dina's music aired on local radio programs WLBK 1360 and WJJG AM 1530. Dina was recognized as a finalist in the Chicago Tribune New Holiday Song Contest for her heartfelt original, "What Christmas Means". With a 4th place finish overall, Dina's song later aired on Chicago’s WGN morning radio. In June 2010, Dina self-released her EP Beginnings, as her music soared to #15 on Reverb Nation's local Pop Chart. Dina shares the stage with Chicago's #1 dance band Green Thirteen, performing as lead vocalist/keyboardist in shows all over Chicago and surrounding states. Playing on Chicago's very own Odyssey II Cruise Ship at Navy Pier, Dina proves herself as not only an award-winning songwriter, but also an exceptional entertainer.

  • 2015

    May 23

    New Carlisle, IN, US | 6:00pm

    Mike Gallagher will be performing a solo set and then a duo performance with Callaghan.

  • 2015

    Mar 14

    Evanston, IL, US | 6:00pm

    Mike will be opening for and performing along with the incredible Callaghan for the release of her new album "A History of Now" Come join them for a night of amazing music!


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  • Xav A. (Artist)
    Xav A.
    All Falls Down is still my jam!
  • Spirits Of Another Day (Artist)
    Spirits Of Another Day
    Sweet sonic :)))) Peace from Sunny Detroit City !
  • Diamond Kiss (Artist)
    Diamond Kiss
    Great music! Real and strong with melody. Nice work.
  • Michael "Pops" McGee (Artist)
    Michael "Pops" McGee
    VERY nice, Mike! keep it coming. Pops opted in :-)
  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist)
    Chuck Brunicardi
    "Traveler" awesome work Mike. Congratulations on nomination! Good luck with best wishes from LA.
  • jaimze (Artist)
    You guys have a great overall sound...love the vocals and the instrumentals...big kudos, jaimze



Sounds Like: Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Kings Of Leon, Gotye

Bio: Pushing the envelope. Experimenting with sound. Exploring the art of production and songwriting. Meshing the genres, yet appreciating them all. There isn’t one kind of music that has totally influenced Mike Gallagher. Alternative Rock is at the core of his new album “The Edge of the Dream.” ...See Full Bio

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Mike Gallagher


Laelo Loizr

Keyboard, Vocals

Shane Jonas


Mathais Adams


Don Tisch




Recent Blogs

Chicago Independent Music Awards Nominees
Mar 24, 2014

I am honored that my band Higher Order and I are nominated for "Best new Alterna... [more]

Happy Holidays!
Dec 11, 2013

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