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Channel Theory

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Derek Ryan’s second full-length outing “These Things,” which casts the Chicago-based singer/songwriter in an ensemble setting as Channel Theory, showcases the handsome entertainer as sensitive poet, provocative guitarist, master melody-maker and most of all, versatile vocalist. From the tender musings of “I’m Still Here,” in which the troubadour reflects, “I’ve chased eluding dreams and watched all pain recede/Love lost and re-found, sometimes it takes these things…” to the rough-and-tumble instrumental grit of “Work of Art” or midtempo pop/rocker “Press Start To End,” Ryan conjures the likes of such disparate figureheads as Duncan Sheik, Radiohead, Howard Jones and Morrissey, while etching his own novel signature throughout the 10-cut project. While his work has been featured on such TV shows as “The Hills,” “The Real World” and “Road Rules,” this inspired collection serves as a proper launching pad for one guy who does it all: He played all instruments on the demo tracks, wrote lyrics and melodies, strums and sings. “These Things” is clearly primed for the world stage. - Billboard Discoveries


These Things 2009 is currently on over 200 college radio stations, as well as many AAA and specialty radio stations, including several internet stations.



‘These Things’ is a new record written out of Chicago, Illinois by singer/songwriter DerekRyan. Going by the project name Channel Theory, the record captures powerful performances by musicians from major acts like KISS, Jane’s Addiction, and Alanis Morissette. It was written and recorded in a vintage Los Angeles studio over three months in the fall of 2008.
Drawing from a wide variety of musical influences including Sigur Rós, Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins, and Soundgarden, DerekRyan composed ten unique, interweaving songs. His impressive vocal range, lyrical imagery, and unorthodox chord and song structures paint an intricate sonic landscape that draws you in as deep as you want to go.