Ryan Michael
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Ryan Michael

Greenwood, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Greenwood, Missouri, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Rock Instrumental


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"Penny Dreadful"

Penny Dreadful is another KC-based five-piece, one that shares Mercury's love for warm, sun-inspired tones and affinity for casual profanity. That, however, is where the similarities end. Penny Dreadful plays midpaced, foggy metal, with clear introductory guitar parts leading into sludgy assaults. Lyrically, singer Rodzilla takes a Fear-style anti-p.c. stance, taking shots at Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson between making proclamations such as I ain't gonna watch Sister Sister/It's time for Hogan's Heroes. There are several inspired moments on Fragment G, such as the sampled hand-clapping gospel intro to "Hell Sucks" and the added vocals on "Creepy Kids" from what sounds like the kindergarten of the damned. On "Resident Alien," the band's heaviest offering, bass and guitar trade segments, with the low end providing much of the power. Its sound might not be for everyone (the group cites "musical differences" as its reason for vowing to never again play at Davey's Uptown), but this release proves that Penny Dreadful is talented enough to prohibit lazy critics from chopping the "Penny" from its name and turning in a one-word review. - The Pitch (Kansas City)

"Akademia Awards April 2015"

’A Rush-style math rocker, 'Folding Space' is an impressive example of good technical composition and the deep instrument proficiencies needed to realize it.' - The Akademia Awards


Penny Dreadful - The First Offering (1997)
1. Hell Sucks
2. Creepy Kids
3. Uncle Larry's Dead
4. 98, 99, 2000
5. Rosemary
6. Rock-n-Roll Dyslexic

Penny Dreadful - Fragment G (1999)
1. Space City Woman
2. 98, 99, 2000
3. Hell Sucks
4. Resident Alien
5. Beautifully Cruel
6. Creepy Kids
7. Rock-n-Roll Trash

Slewholler - Hickalicious (2008)
1. Backwards Country Song
2. Hickalicious
3. Music is Her Name (Live)
4. Workin' Man Blues (Live)
5. Fast as You (Live)

Ryan Michael - (2013)
1. Folding Space
2. No Way, Know How
3. Second Wind
4. Invader



Guitarist/singer/songwriter with mainly rock influences. I was in a rock band named Penny Dreadful in Kansas City for 7 years. We made 2 studio recordings, when the band broke up I attempted to join a couple of other local bands but nothing really clicked. I taught guitar out of my home for 3 years. Then I joined a rock band called Flatline and started a country band called Slewholler with another local musician. We wrote some comical country songs, that's where I inherited the name ChannelCat. Our set list consisted of about 10 originals and 15 covers. We played several shows in the Kansas City area and recorded a 5 song demo called Hickalicious. It lasted 4 years the band departed in 2010. In the spring of 2010 I joined a local rock band called Eyes of the Faceless and played several shows with them for a year. I left Eyes of the Faceless in 2011 and setup a recording studio to start writing/recording instrumentals for licensing opportunities. In 2013 I rejoined EOTF briefly for a reunion show and in 2015 I signed my first sync licensing agreement as songwriter Ryan Michael. I am currently writing/recording new material and working towards more licensing opportunities. 

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