Vocals, Songwriting, Rhythm, Acoustic/Electric Guitars, Drums/Bodhran/Percussion,
Tin Whistle, Harmonica
Five years since his debut album, Lone Wolf, Nick Ryan is coming back with a vengeance with his sophomore effort Nemesis. During that time, Nick worked with GRAMMY winners, former major label band members and music publishers, and songwriters across North America and Europe, trying to hone in on his artistry and take his career to the next level. After lots of trial and error and disappointment trying to please everyone but himself, he has finally taken control of his artistry. Experimenting with various producers both in the Washington, DC area and his new home of two years, Nashville, TN, he has finally found the right collaborators to realize his vision. Produced by Jordan Grubbs at Magic Square Recording in Nashville, Nemesis is a collection of songs dealing with taking control and power back.
Nick is a singer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist mostly self taught, playing drums, percussion, rhythm guitar, and the Irish bodhran and tin whistle. He grew up taking piano and percussion lessons and played percussion in his high school concert band, while taking guitar and voice during his late teens and twenties. He graduated with degrees in Recording Arts and Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. He was a member of GRAMMY U during college, and transitioned to a Voting Member of the Recording Academy in 2016.
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