Alexander M Ryan
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ABOUT

I've been a musician for over 35 years. My primary instrument is guitar but I also play bass and drums.

I did the singer/songwriter thing for about 10 years and released some of my originals on streaming services. Hoping to get back to that soon. I enjoy collaborating with other writers too.

I enjoy playing blues, metal, hard rock, classic rock, alternative and some country. I play a little of everything. I also enjoy being a lead guitar for hire when a band needs someone who can fill in on short notice. That's always a fun challenge.

I have a few concurrent projects. Co-lead guitar/background vocals for Philadelphia area classic rockers Minds Eye View, lead guitarist/background vocals for "Remedy" (a Black Crowes tribute) and acoustic duo "Trevon Raines with the very talented Jen Feld. Unfortunately, with "The Rona" still hanging around, gigs are still hard to come by but, there's finally light at the end of the tunnel.

Screen name:
Alexander M Ryan
Member since:
May 17 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Roy Buchanan, Keith Richards, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, EVH, Randy Rhoads, George Lynch, Glenn Tipton, George Harrison, Paul Kossoff, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Nick Drake, B.B. King, Albert King, SRV, Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck, Clapton, David Bromberg, Al DiMeola, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Steely Dan, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Hedges, Hugh O'Doherty, Drew O'Doherty, Dennis Holmes

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Guitars: 67 Telecaster, 2006 R8 Gibson Les Paul, 82 Les Paul Custom, various mongrel Strats and Teles, Guild CV-1 and D-35 acoustics.
Amps: Mostly a custom amp based on a 57 Fender Deluxe for most gigs with a full band. When playing in a trio, 50 Watt Marshall JMP into a 2x12 or 4x12 cab.
Effects: CryBaby, Full-Drive boost, reverb, delay and chorus

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

772 Walnut St, Royersford, PA 19468
(610) 948-0809

Hunts Annex Lounge
1311 MacDade Boulevard, Woodlyn, PA 19094
(610) 833-2344

Hunts Annex Lounge
1311 MacDade Boulevard, Woodlyn, PA 19094
(610) 833-2344

Warminster, Pa

Warminster, Pa

Gatsby's Bar & Grille
4936 Pennell Rd, Aston, PA 19014
(610) 494-4500

837 Lincoln Ave, West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-5858

Gatsby's Bar & Grille
4936 Pennell Rd, Aston, PA 19014
(610) 494-4500

Playing with Mind's Eye View

Playing with Mind's Eye View

Playing with Mind's Eye View

Playing with Mind's Eye View

Playing with Mind's Eye View

Playing with Mind's Eye View

Playing with Mind's Eye View