Drew Ryan

Drew Ryan

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Influences; Bill Withers, James Taylor, John Mayer. Has been writing since the age of 13; over 200 performances nation wide including Winter NAMM 2011, and most recently opening for David Ryan Harris in Venice, CA. A western NY native, Drew Ryan carries his life experiences in his songwriting.

Biography

Drew Ryan (Drew Schwartz): A 25 year old multi-faceted songwriter, musician, and vocalist from Hamburg, NY. Drew Ryan began his musical endeavors playing classical and jazz Trombone through high school and college. As a student of music theory, member of his high school and college concert chorale, orchestra, wind and jazz ensembles, his musical prowess has been honed in many facets of study and performance. By the time he had graduated from high school, Drew had already sang in Carnegie Hall with his high school concert chorale, and toured Japan with his school's jazz ensemble. He went on to graduate from college in 2010 with a degree in Music Industry from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. At the age of 22, Ryan had independently wrote and released two EPs, and booked himself over 100 regional shows around the Northeastern United States; including an EP release in Buffalo, NY which raised over $20,000 for Brain Cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Research and Treatment facility.

Drew Ryan was featured on the 'Best of Buffalo 2011 Bonus Edition' compilation album from Vergetone Productions, with his single titled 'The Day After My Birthday':

http://store.vergetone.com/track/day-after-my-birthday-bonus-track

*Note: All single or full album sales go to benefit the Goo Goo Dolls' Robbie Takack's foundation 'Music is Art'.

Now residing in Los Angeles, CA, in recent years Drew Ryan has gone on to perform at the winter NAMM festival, opened for international recording artists such as David Ryan Harris and The Kin, and produced a single with platinum recording artist Dylan Charbeneau (keys for Colbie Caillat's breakout album 'Coco'):

2012 Single Release - 'Losing Hope' feat. Dyaln Charbeneau:

http://www.mtv.com/artists/drew-ryan-2/tracks/42986/

An avid observer of societal interaction through a global lens, Ryan receives his inspiration through life experiences. Moved by his years spent living in Buffalo, Boston, New York City, Cape Town, and now Los Angeles, Ryan captures these encounters in his music. Through his songwriting Ryan explores the poignant junctures of his life marked by death, loss, love, self-deprication alongside vanity, spanning genres with a collected approach to both his messages and his stories.

Ryan attempts to grasp the meaning of his formative years, and explores the potential of an uncertain future.

Contact:
DrewRyanMusic@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/drewryanmusic

Lyrics

Love Gone Bad

Written By: Drew Ryan

Teachers, they’re gonna fill your mind
They’re gonna teach you time and words and nouns and verbs
All the things you learn before you hit your prime

Mothers, they’re gonna feed you lines
On how to be a man and make the best you can
Out of lemons and a life of limes
Oh yeah…

Just enough to make you live strong
They can’t warn you ‘bout a love gone bad

Brothers, they fight to keep eachother strong
They teach eachother how to make amends for doing wrongs

And Sisters, they show you what it means to feel
To recognize that every word you say is not as quick to heal
Oh No…..Oh Yeah….

Just enough to make you live strong
They can’t warn you ‘bout a love gone bad…

Crying Blues

Written By: Drew Ryan

I’m tired, so tired of my mind
I can’t get through a day without cryin
I wake up in the morning, and I try to start a new
And I say, “Baby, I’m done cryin over you”

Well you call me, up at midnight
And you wake me from the one place that feels like home
I answer the phone, you’re home and drinkin alone
And it isn’t like it’s the first time

Oh, you see baby I need
Some love and attention
From someone who’ll make everything alright
Yeah, you’re a beauty queen, at the age of nineteen
So you better work out your own problems before you fix mine
Oh Yeah….

I’m waitin on the day, she comes walkin my way
And she buys her second round before my first
I’ll give my name and number, maybe I’ll get hers too
Then I could say, “Well Baby, I’m done cryin’ over….
Yoooooouuuuu…..”

The Day After My Birthday

Written By: Drew Ryan

Just got out of work, and I'm playing my guitar
Pulled out of the parking lot, and I didn't get too far
I had myself a flat, but to me it ain't no sweat
'Cause I've got something a lot of folks don't have

I got soul, soul, soul, and I got
Love, love, love
I got so much of this stuff that I don't know what which of
I should share with you, at least one of the two
But I'll let you decide on which one

Well I close my eyes at night and I see
That all of my best years are still in front of me
Even though just yesterday I turned twenty-four
This old soul is looking for some more

Well each morning when I wake, I can't help but think
All about my Mom and Dad's bad breaks
Since I'm my own man, I do the best I can
And it fills them up with all kinds of love when they hear me with my bad

'Cause I've got soul, soul, soul and I got
Love, love, love
I got so much of this stuff that I don't know what which of
I should share with you, at least one of the two
But I'll let you decide on which one

By Your Side

Written By: Drew Ryan

So many people, to love in my life
Who says I can't use one more
I can't force you, to love me too
But you can't hide from the love of another

I wish that we could rely on each other
If just one more person could hold the door for another
Just a smile on the street, if you'd look up from your feet
And experience the life behind the eyes

When the lights go down, and the emptiness turns bright
Just remember I'll always be by your side

The tide will turn another page
A sunrise to start another day
Rebel against your comfort zones
Realize that changing these is the first step to changing those

When the lights go down, and the emptiness turns bright
Just remember I'll always be by your side.

Where I Wanna Be

Written By: Drew Ryan

All I wanna do all day is sit in the sun
Cool off in the ocean where the water has begun
To warm from the summer season, there's no reason
For me to be anywhere but on the beach, in the reach of the sun

I'm sick of all the cold, the winter wind blows, and the snow
The grey clouds up above me, and the dreary lights below
Point me to the West and I'll show you where I wanna go

And all the money in the world won't keep me
I've got to be where my spirit can fly free
Where open toes, acoustic shows, and dreaming goes
This is where I wanna be

The sand beneath my toes, melodic songs from seagulls
A thousand pretty ladies, no tanning lines, no wrinkles
I now know there's no specific reason
For me to be anywhere but on the beach, in the reach in the sun.

Discography

2007 EP - "Step One"
2009 EP - "Go West & Grow Up"
2010 EP - "Three."
2011 Single - "The Day After My Birthday" on 'The Best of Buffalo 2011 Bonus Edition'
2012 Single - "Losing Hope" feat. Dylan Charbeneau

Booking/Press/Inquiry Contact: DrewRyanMusic@gmail.com

Set List

By Your Side
The Day After My Birthday
Losing Hope
Sociopath
Goodbye LA
Sisyphus
Bitches Be Wylin'
Everything
Amazing (Valentine)
Instrumental #1
Cryin' Blues
Gimme Some
Sun King
Truth and Reconciliation
Where I Wanna Be
Brianna
Winter Song