Artist Name: Nick Ryan
Birthdate: August 21
Hometown: Manassas, VA
Genre: Alternative Pop/Rock
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.