Life Without Ryan

Life Without Ryan


Life Without Ryan is a diverse trio of musicians writing songs that bend from haunting and melodic to straight forward rock 'n' roll while always offering up introspective lyrics that connect with the audience and their lives


Life Without Ryan – a high-energy rock trio hailing from Atlanta, GA,– blend their eclectic style of rock ‘n’ roll music with an infusion of emotionally charged lyrics and a soulful stage presence. Life Without Ryan is comprised of lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Luke Warren, bassist J.D. Dick and drummer/vocalist James Reynolds. The band has performed extensively in Atlanta clubs over the last two years, as well as in such cities as Los Angeles and Ft. Lauderdale. With a dedicated following, Life Without Ryan released their first full-length album in September 2006 titled, "Twenty Minutes Late". It boasts 10 original songs written by the band and ranging from good ol' rock 'n' roll to punk to alternative.

While their style is influenced by an array of artists from Queen, Better Than Ezra and Radiohead, the guys in LWR definitely produce music that is all their own. Their songs’ subjects range from unrequited love, childhood memories and inspiration to keep going forward in life no matter what the obstacles. With haunting and catchy melodies and thought-provoking, well-crafted lyrics that stick with you long after the show is over, LWR delivers a dynamic performance. Each song offers a vivid recollection of what was, what is and what could have been in the end. All the while, Life Without Ryan’s music never loses sight of the possibilities of tomorrow.

Life Without Ryan has a bright future ahead of them with the 2006 independent release of their debut album, "Twenty Minutes Late". With the history of great bands coming out of the Atlanta area, many of their fans are expecting them to follow along in those bands’ hallowed footsteps.


"Twenty Minutes Late" - debut album released September 2006

Set List

We play all of our originals including new, yet-to-be recorded versions.

If we do play cover gigs, we play artists such as Better Than Ezra, Counting Crows, R.E.M., Screaming Trees, White Stripes, Tom Petty, The Cars, The Who and more.

We stick to fun, rockin' songs and not always the radio hits, such as Hotel Yorba by the White Stripes. We change them up a bit to add our own style and flavor to each selection, as well.

Our sets are usually 1 hour or so in length and most gigs are 2-2:30 hours in length.