Ryan has been involved with numerous musical groups and projects through out his drumming journey. All of which have been a blast.
The most recent groups have been;
KatsüK is a conscious world folk fusion group with an infectious tribal ethereal pop atmosphere that feels like an epic cinematic soundscape. Their music evokes the euphoric but somewhat dangerous feeling of falling in love—driving very fast down dark roads with the headlights off. Created by composer/performer Daniel Katsük and accompanied by a phenomenal group of world-beat and symphonic instrumentalists, they have recently released a new album entitled Labyrinth, a powerful sonic journey through Life's pitfalls and triumphs. "One of the best things about this band is their live performance. They create an atmosphere that envelops the listener like a wall of sound one does not want to escape from. They are powerful performance artists who weave smoky, woodsy vocals into elemental guitar melodies, harmonies, and percussion" ~Fort Worth Texas Magazine~
WindSong Movement began as a song and grew into an intentional art collective which aims to amplify healing for the planet by eliminating inner-oppression through the expression of our art.
Our mission is to serve as a reflection; no one is homeless when the Earth is our home, and every hungry soul deserves to be fed.
WindSong Movement consists of multitudes of co-expressive pieces of live music & visual art. Definitely a sight to be seen and heard!
The Bhakti House Band
Led by Texas mantra musicians Randall and Kristin Brooks, the Bhakti House Band presents an East-meets-West fusion of percussion-driven instrumentation and rich harmonies that enlighten the soul. Combining Sanskrit mantra and kirtan with inspirational English lyrics, the Bhakti House Band creates a sacred space where listeners can surrender their minds to the rhythmic groove of the heart.
Studio and Live work
Ryan is also available for recording sessions and live performances. He's worked with many Dallas, Chicago and New York area musicians creating heart pounding, moving music. He brings his professional "A" game, is easy to work with and fun to play with and will help create the masterpiece you're looking to unleash. Ryan brings all hand and world percussion instruments to your session. Drum kits are typically provided by the studio in house. His world percussion kit consists of 4 Djembes, 2 Congas, 2 Talking Drums, 2 Frame drums, shakers, bells and other assorted noise makers.
Studio sessions are $150 per day (8 hours). Anything over 8 hours is $60.00 per hour.
Live sessions are negotiable
Ryan also provides tight percussion and drum work for dance studios and dance academies. He's worked with two of the top dance academies in the Midwest. In 2008-2011 he provided drumming for the classes of Jordan Dance Academy at Butler University under Roberta Wong and drummed for numerous performances with Dance Kaleidoscope under David Choy both in Indianapolis, IN as well as hosted several drum workshops for the Indy Convergence in Indianapolis and Chicago. Ryan will bring tight and on point drumming to assist with your dance class needs. Fees are $40.00 per hour.