R-Y-A-N

Live Act Alternative Rap Rock ’n’ Roll Indie
R-Y-A-N - Alternative Rap Rock ’n’ Roll Indie Live Act in Blackburn

R-Y-A-N Short Info

R.Y.A.N say it as it is with a raw rock'n'roll edge and gritty working class politics. The Blackburn based quartet call it “Street Indie”.

Cousins Chris and Matt decided to form a band in memory of Matt’s brother Ryan who died of a heroin overdose. Chris, a working DJ and MC, is steeped in dance music of all sub-genres while Matt is a blues aficionado. This unlikely partnership convinced mates Ste and Mick to consolidate the line up in 2012.

R.Y.A.N. have a large fan base up north, 7000 at the last counting. They have appeared on many local festivals including Blackburn Music Fest ,Darwen Music Live, Prestfest, Salford Festival as well as headlining Tockholesbury. They have supported The Farm and The Wagon Wheels. BBC Radio Lancashire's Sean McGinty has had them on his Thursday Night BBC Music Introducing shows. One of their tracks ‘Out On The Town’ has been commissioned to be used in a new, British Gangster film ‘Three Stops Down From Plaistow’ by Pick & Mix Films.

‘R.Y.A.N fans were out in full force tonight’ - Lancashire Evening Telegraph

‘R.Y.A.N Return, Bigger & Better’ – Tockholesbury BlogSpot

‘Absolutely Blazing , Bob On , Really got the crowd going ‘ Jamie Carter – Tockholesbury

Cross the attitude of Joy Division with the street sense of the Happy Mondays, the swagger of the Stone Roses with the belligerence Oasis and the syllable count of The Streets and you get R.Y.A.N. Of the street... On the street... In the street.

R.Y.A.N say it as it is with a raw rock'n'roll edge and gritty working class politics. The Blackburn based quartet call it “Street Indie”.

Cousins Chris and Matt decided to form a band in memory of Matt’s brother Ryan who died of a heroin overdose. Chris, a working DJ and MC, is steeped in dance music of all sub-genres while Matt is a blues aficionado. This unlikely partnership convinced mates Ste and Mick to consolidate the line up in 2012.

R.Y.A.N. have a large fan base up north, 7000 at the last counting. They have appeared on many local festivals including Blackburn Music Fest ,Darwen Music Live, Prestfest, Salford Festival as well...

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Past Gigs R-Y-A-N

  • 11 | 2014 Liverpool The 2ube - LIPA
  • 09 | 2014 Blackburn Blackburn Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Salford Salford Festival 2013
  • 09 | 2014 Salford Salford Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Blackburn The Live Lounge
  • 08 | 2014 Darwen Darwen Football Club Charity Gig
  • 08 | 2014 Darwen The Crown
  • 06 | 2014 Yorkshire FreeDom Fest
  • 05 | 2014 Darwen Darwen Live 2014
  • 03 | 2014 Darwen Darwen Library Theatre
  • 07 | 2013 Blackburn Tockholsebury
  • 06 | 2013 Blackburn Blackburn Festival 2013
  • 05 | 2013 Darwen The Borough - Darwen Live
  • 05 | 2013 Darwen The Cock - Darwen Live
  • 05 | 2013 Blackburn The Live Lounge
  • 05 | 2013 Blackburn The Live Lounge
  • 05 | 2013 Darwen The Catholic Club - Darwen Live
  • 04 | 2013 Blackburn BBC Music Introducing - Radio Lancs
  • 03 | 2013 Manchester V-Prest Fest
  • 12 | 2012 Blackburn KGH - Blackburn Bands Xmas Party
  • 10 | 2012 Blackburn KGH - Supporting 'The Farm'

Media

  • Video R.Y.A.N live on BBC Radio L...
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  • Video R.Y.A.N Bubble Machine @ Bl...
  • Video R.Y.A.N 2012 (Bubble Machine)

Fan Radar

1,450 Fans
7,802 Plays
516 Follower

Origin

  • Blackburn GB

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Chris Dewhurst Lead Vocals / Song Writer
  • Matt Frayne Lead Guitar / Song Writer
  • Mick Woods Bass Player
  • Ste Brady Drums
  • Dee Backing Vocals

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