Michael Ryan


Vocalist - Soprano, Lead Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Background Singer, Other, Cello.


Christian folk punk band playing original songs in Central Illinois. I have played out solo at open mics for years and am wanting to form a band and start pursuing gigs. I am a songwriter and have a catalog of hundreds of original songs. My songs are influenced by my faith and by the sounds of the artists I enjoy, but I'm always trying to push my creativity and do something a little different, which has made it difficult for a "house band" to play along with me and wing it. I would like the band to learn to play many of my songs, but also open to collaborating on new songs and having the band participate in the creative process and shape the overall unique sound we will have.

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Member since:
Sep 07 2021
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Under 10
44 years


Johnny Cash, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Damien Rice, The Beatles, Bob Dylan

Members Of Band

Michael Ryan - songwriting, guitar, lead vocals
Brian Barry - bass, keyboard, vocals

Looking for: Drums, other percussion, cello, backing vocals, multi-instrumentalists


Have an amp that works as a monitor or PA with two channels and 4 inputs, 2 mics, Acoustic/Electric Bass, Behringer Bass DI, Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Hand drum, Double-neck electric guitar/12-string