Ryan is one of the most versatile and innovative multi percussionist around. He has emerged himself in an array of drumming styles from around the world. Ryan's music and rhythm making has been described as revolutionary, ecstatic, soothing and highly up beat.
His brand of music is modern, new age and progressive.
His sound is a mixture world drumming and rhythms fused with urban contemporary and ambient grooves. His style also includes tons of "Soul Inspired" improvisational rhythm making.
Ryan also leads and facilitates powerful drum circles all over the country. His experience with drum circles covers 15 years and he's held circles for events with thousands of guests.
Price Range: $300+
Gig Length: 45 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
A concert with Ryan is very energetic, up beat, interactive and trancing with his explosive beats and tribal/ funkadelic grooves. The crowd will surely be on their feet feeling the rhythms and dancing to his mesmerizing licks! He engages the crowd and makes them part of the show as he encourages them to sing and move along to energetic songs he composes and performs live. The crowd will also enjoy stunning visualization through electronic displays and accompanied dancers. Ryan brings his A game and professionalism to work best with every event planner. The best in quality and performance.
Ryan began his life of drumming at the early age of five and has been banging away ever since. He began as a rock and club drummer in the ever changing Dallas music scene during the 90's, performed and toured Texas and the southwest with some of the hardest hair 90's bands like Safyre, Gypsy Rose, Crystal Ball and Cleopatra. He has opened for Pantera and Lover Boy. His sound expanded as he began exposing himself to a wider range of drumming to satisfy his curiosity. Ryan's style merged with world drumming and a variety of African, Middle Eastern and Afro Caribbean rhythms along with his steady and heavy rock/techno roots creating a style he calls *MoNaProg (Modern, New Age, Progressive). His sound is revolutionary and driving. He has composed three very abstract CD's to his name and has toured the US and Greece. Currently he is creating even more progressive and ear satisfying grooves fusing modern technology while staying true to his roots
Additional Booking Notes
Can be discussed at time of proposal
Past Booked Events
|February 23, 2019 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|May 05, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:30pm||Holiday Party (Other)|
All material is original material
Influences & Inspiration
Influences cover such a broad spectrum for me. I grew up with Rush, Zeppelin, Deep Purple and quickly turned my attention to harder bands and the heavy hair bands of the 90's. From there my focus turned to Techno and House music with a splash of world drumming. I do my best to honor all of these styles with my own blend of East meets west and trance meets down rock grooves.
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