SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Born in Connecticut and raised in Virginia, Nick Ryan has been collecting albums since the age of three. He began experimenting and taking lessons in drums, voice, percussion, bass, piano, and guitar in his childhood and teens. Nick began pursuing music when he was 14 and picked up guitar lessons at age 18. He was inspired by his frustration of not being able to play in a band, due to his "uncool" music taste in high school. After graduating from Full Sail University in 2010 with degrees in Recording Arts and Entertainment Business Nick interned with Sirius XM. In 2013, after struggling with writer's block and a catalyst of traumatizing events, Nick funnelled his rage and depression into the songs that eventually became his debut album, LONE WOLF.

The album showcases his range of songwriting and musical influences: from Sheryl Crow to Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac to Matchbox Twenty, and The Corrs to Alanis Morissette. Nick's confessional approach to raw and intelligent lyrics, paired with real instrumentation is inspiring over 16,000 fans to follow his journey.

I have recorded with Latin GRAMMY winner Reuven Amiel and GRAMMY winner Rocio Marron.
I have recorded at Blue Rom Productions and House Studios.
I am a Voting Member of the Recording Academy and a member of the Songwriters' Association of Washington, Washington Area Music Association, and BMI.

Screen name:
NickRyan
Member since:
May 04 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
5
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
32 years

Influences

Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac, Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson, Prince, Seal, Lenny Kravitz, Fiona Apple, John Mayer, Garbage, the Corrs, Tori Amos, Liz Phair, Lissie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Halestorm, Jewel, Grace Potter, Anna Nalick, Michelle Branch, Mat Kearney, Edie Brickell, Sting, U2, James Taylor, Sarah McLachlan, The Wallflowers, Shania Twain, Jeff Trott, Kings of Leon, Foster the People, Lorde, Haim, The Civil Wars, Paramore, Tonic, KT Tunstall, and many many more

Members Of Band

Nick Ryan: Vocals, Songwriting, Rhythm Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Drums/Bodhran/Percussion, Tin Whistle, Harmonica

EQUIPMENT

Gibson SJ-200
Epiphone Les Paul
Fender bass
Pearl drums and Zildjan cymbols
PA system with three mics: one wired, one wireless, one wireless headset
bodhran, tambourine, maracas, bongos, cabasa
Tin whistles

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

VA StrEats Fest