Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

 Redlands, California, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Guitar Melodies, Simplicity, Harmony
John Mayer meets Simon & Garfunkel, Nick Drake

Chris Ryan is a 24 year old singer-songwriter from Grand Terrace, California. Ryan has been writing and recording since he was 16 and has had his music featured in multiple TV shows including a recent feature in General Hospital.

Biography

Guitar Melodies, Simplicity, Harmony
John Mayer meets Simon & Garfunkel, Nick Drake

Chris Ryan is a 24 year old singer-songwriter from Grand Terrace, California. Ryan has been writing and recording since he was 16. 

His first release, Colors, was released at Best Buy through their regional distribution program and on iTunes in February, 2009. His next was a single, Angry Voices, released exclusively on iTunes in April, 2010 along with an HD video for his song, “I Won’t Sleep”. Chris Ryan’s most recent releases were his I and II EPs on iTunes, September 13, 2011 and III EP in Early 2016.

Chris is also set to release a full length album at the end of 2016.

Chris’ music has been placed in TV shows, featured on American Airlines In-flight radio show and on cafe CD samplers distributed to over 1200 cafes all over the nation. Another interesting fact about Chris – he is a multi-talented instrumentalist as well. When he was only 15, he toured the US with the band, XDeathstarX playing bass on one tour and drums on the next. He also played drums for Darasuum and played guitar and sung for the band, The Great Commission. 

Ryan’s most recent accomplishment has been writing for ABC Television music supervisors for specific show projects. Chris’ song, Into Your Arms, was featured on an episode of Baby Daddy and on General Hospital as Molly and Rafe were slow dancing in the park. Most recently his song "This Changes Everything" was featured on the ABC show General Hospital. 

Chris also works doing live shows at Best Buy Stores, Hot Topics, The Gap, coffeehouses and venues throughout Southern California.

You have only seen the beginning of Chris Ryan and his music. He has the talent and originality that sets him above the rest of the crowd. This artist will surely be around for many years to come delivering music that will stand the test of time.

Lyrics

Balance

Written By: Chris Ryan

As we’re walking through the forest
I see sunshine on your shoulders
Out of freckles on your back
you could make any shape you wanted as the path got steep
I proceed to walk in front
And you use my hands for balance Just the birds and the trees accompany You and me

You’ve given me a purpose
In the middle of an ocean
There’s a million other suiters
To pursue a lovely lady like you
Your beauty is constantly distracting me And I am lost in moments
realizing you are staring back at me staring back at me

So I’ll try to stand up straight
But darlin’ you – you make my knees shake
When I pray my soul to take
If I’m the first to see those gates
Know I’m waiting on the other side to see your face

Unassuming of the look you gave The rush of color to my face
And every breath your body takes Is poetry played out to me
So I’m fallin’ and I can’t quite see All I ask of you is that you
Fall with me
Oh that you fall with me

So I’ll try to stand up straight
But darlin’ you – you make my knees shake
When I pray my soul to take
If I’m the first to see those gates
Know I’m waiting on the other side to see your face

Out of all of the times
And all of the places
I found you in the middle of the rain Did I stumble upon you? Or was it fate?

So I’ll try to stand up straight
But darlin’ you – you make my knees shake
When I pray my soul to take
If I’m the first to see those gates
Know I’m waiting on the other side to see your face

Discography

New Album Coming End of 2016

III [EP] [2016]

  1. Balance
  2. Won't Ever Look Away
  3. What the Stars Mean
Into Your Arms [Single] [2013]

II [EP] [2011]
  1. My Place
  2. City Lights
  3. Sometimes
I [EP] [2011]
  1. Shine
  2. More Than This
  3. Change
Angry Voices [Single] [2010]

Colors [2009]
  1. Right in Front of Me
  2. Did You Know
  3. Color of Your Eyes
  4. I Won't Sleep
  5. Wait for You
  6. Go