Ryan Hyde

Ryan Hyde

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

No eyeliner, No hair-do's, no outfits. Real acoustic punk.

Biography

After his old band, The Fast Cash Fakes, broke up following an interview and playing of their song "Close-Minded" on 107.7’s “The Young and the Restless,” Ryan Hyde came out and decided to pick up his acoustic guitar to keep the show going. After recording a demo himself of low quality in his basement in 2007, Ryan began playing shows around the Seattle area at clubs like the Skylark Café, KTUB, and the Vera Project. He even made a video for the website famecast.com, entering a contest for the Singer/Songwriter stage, and placed 11th out of 560+ people that applied for the contest to win $10,000. Not bad for a seventeen year-old kid from the ‘burbs.

After a few years off, Ryan kept playing and writing, moving out of his home in Mukilteo and into the college community at the University of Washington to study Music Education. There, he learned a lot about his voice, harmonies, and melodies, and continued to improve his music to focus on its message. He recorded four songs with Steve Kaetzel, a popular name in dance music, and put them on iTunes in August of 2010. Shortly afterward, Ryan was asked to open for folk/punk guru Frank Turner, and has recently been playing many shows in the Seattle area. Soon to open for Fat Wreck Chords’ The Flatliners and with gigs in the works to open for Mike Herrera from MXPX and Tomas Kalnoky from Streetlight Manifesto, it seems the ball is just beginning to roll for this up and coming Seattle artist.

Lyrics

The Weight

Written By: Ryan Hyde

I heard you crying for someone to be there,
So I gave you my hand and you didn't even care,
I know you are down and out, I've been there before,
But that don't mean that you can bring me down with you anymore

'Cause you know there's something out there,
That can save you from all of this,
And you know there's something out there,
You just don't know what it is,
No you don't know what it is,

I wish that I could feel something inside,
But apathy consumes me and pulls away my pride,
I want all the things that are dearest to me,
And oh, how I've tried, but I never will succeed

'Cause I know there's something out there,
That can save me from all of this,
And I know there's something out there,
I just don't know what it is,
No I don't know what it is,

And I can't stand the weight (x4)

'Cause you know there's something out there,
That can save you from all of this,
And you know there's something out there,
You just don't know what it is,
No you don't know what it is (x2)

And we know there's something out there,
That can save us from all of this,
And we know there's something out there,
We just don't know what it is,
No we don't know what it is

Spit Them Out

Written By: Ryan Hyde

Well it's getting hard to tell you things when you're not listening
When all is said and done, you haven't learned a thing
And it feels like it's too much when I'm not getting any sleep
I'm wading in the shallow end while you're drowning in the deep

Well you're falling out and I don't wanna catch you anymore
I used to be so certain, but now I'm not so sure
And I'm standing out, I wish that somehow I could slide back in
But I found myself a very temporary solution

I'll let all my problems sit inside my mouth, let them cloud my head
And then I'll spit them out

Well I'm tired now of seeing things that i don't wanna see
Suppose I should overt my eyes, but at first it's so inviting
So I'll watch it like a trainwreck while it breaks free from the tracks
You know that if I could I'd do my best to bring it back

And I don't know what I'm thinking
I don't know if this is how it should be
And I don't know what I'm thinking, I'm clinging on
To everything I used to be
But at least I found some freedom for a short time
At least I found a way for me to break free from these chains
And at least I found some freedom for a short time
But in a little while it'll all turn out the same

Discography

1)The Fast Cash Fakes- Live at the LAB 9/9/05
songs of popularity: 1.Close-Minded- played on 107.7 The End's "The Young and the Restless"
2.Everything I Know- most played song on purevolume and myspace accounts

2)Ryan Hyde-Demo
songs of popularity: 1.Always Hold On- most played song on myspace account.
2.Be My Cure- song was played between sets at the club The Kaz-Ba in Edmonds, WA.

3) Ryan Hyde- Demo (On iTunes)
songs of popularity: 1. Spit Them Out- Youtube video performing it
2. The Weight- placed 11th in online video contest on famecast.com

Set List

My set list varies depending on where I'm playing and how long I am asked to play. A typical set list for me lasts about 30 minutes (I can go longer) and consists of these songs:

1) I'm Cool (Reel Big Fish cover)
2) Spit Them Out
3) Memories
4) Passing
5) I Was a Prayer (Alkaline Trio Cover)
6) Ash is to Ashes
7) Done With It All
8) Perspective