Vocals, Songwriting, Rhythm, Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Drums/Bodhran/Percussion,
Tin Whistle, Harmonica
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.
Don't Make An Enemy Of Me
“I love when the title of a song, especially a love song, is a passive-agressive threat. Such is the case with the new single by Nick Ryan titled Don’t Make An Enemy Of Me. The lyrics are catchy as is the melody. It is somewhat rather pop, which is more than fine by me. I prefer when pop songs contain clever lyrics and fun melodies. Also the video is yet another grand effort by the director Jason Baustin of Travestee Films. [ . . .] Let this be one of the songs you keep on the top of your lists for 2015. This is definitely not the last time we’ll hear from the rising star Nick Ryan.”
El Guero Unico
The Global Bass Experience