Ryan Sande/Corynn Wylie

Ryan Sande/Corynn Wylie

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Ryan and Corynn are a folk-roots song-writing team. They have shared the stage with performers such as James Keelaghan and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Vivid stories of Alberta life, along with beautiful descriptions of pure & honest human emotion leave audiences dancing, singing and captivated.

Biography

Ryan Sande Bio:
To have sixteen plus years of experience as a singer, guitar player, songwriter and drummer, all by the age of 30, is rare. To have musical range from country, to folk, to rock, to pop, to funk is extraordinary. Ryan Sande emanates all of these talents. Raised in Sundre, AB, Ryan remembers listening with his parents to great musicians, such as Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. He began building his musical skill at 14 years of age on percussion. Recognizing a natural ability for music, he evolved towards guitar and was soon the rhythm guitar player and lead singer in a band he formed with three friends. The boys in “Common Ruin” have been playing together for more than a decade and recorded two well received albums. They bring a unique sound of rock-country-funk to original music. Still playing live when opportunity allows, Common Ruin remains one of the most beloved bands in the Mountain View County area.
At 19 years of age, Ryan attended the Music program at Red Deer College, focusing in voice. Here is where he continued to write and perform. Red Deer provided a helpful base with which to promote and perform his expanding repertoire of music. Ryan’s quest for musical growth brought him to Calgary Alberta, where he recorded his first solo album “Ryan Sande and Novellafanatic”.
Although great success continues to surround Ryan in the city, the call of home and the country was just too loud to ignore. Currently living in Sundre, this family-oriented musician has comfortably settled into a folksy-roots style of music. Vivid descriptions of growing up in rural Alberta run rampant in Ryan’s latest song writing endeavours. Soulful accounts of family history illustrate unbridled passion and true appreciation of life’s quirks.
Within the last year Ryan has received a rising star award through CKFM Olds country Radio, which has lead to the release of “The May Long Song” on that station. Since that singles release the song has become the most requested on the station. Since Corynn and Ryan have been performing together the two have shared the stage with Grammy award winning “Nitty Gritty Dirt band” and recently performed with James Keelaghan. Along with these performances, in the summer of 2009 Ryan and Corynn played Northern Alberta’s beloved North Country Fair, Central Fest and countless other club dates in between. Most recently Ryan was given a readers choice award by the Mountain View Gazette as second favourite musician in the County of Mountain View.

Corynn Wylie Bio:
Corynn found a fitting emotional outlet when she started playing music with Ryan. Although she’s been involved in music since the age of three, with the guitar in her hand and music in her head, she’s been able to set free songs and stories about life: pure, honest experiences, embracing the good with the bad. These take-it-or-leave-it tales hit the heart strings and captivate audiences. Corynn's biggest influences include the Beatles, the Band, Blue Rodeo, Sarah Harmer & Brooke Wylie.

Discography

2004- "Ryan Sande Novellafanatic"
2002- Common Ruin's "Diversity in us"
1998- Common Ruin's "Arts Hiding Place"

Set List

Mostly original music with some carefully chosen cover tunes.
Ryan and Corynn perform as a duo, or with a full band, as best fits the show.
Covers include songs by Blue Rodeo, Beatles, Johnny&June, Kasey Chambers & Neil Young.