Ryan LaPerle

Ryan LaPerle

 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
SoloFolkSinger/Songwriter

Boston based singer/songwriter Ryan LaPerle has been seen sharing the stage with a range of musicians from The Kin at SXSW to Joshua James and Matthew Perryman Jones. LaPerle will be touring, along with releasing a new EP in 2015.

Biography

Folk Rock / Indie / Pop / Singer-Songwriter Ryan LaPerle joined the Boston music scene back in 2008 and has been flourishing since; sharing the stage with National Artists like Matthew Perryman Jones, The Kin and Joshua James. This New Hampshire native has toured from his home state to SXSW in Austin,Texas. LaPerles sound has been compared to such artist like John Mayer, Ray Lamontagne, Mat Kearny and Matt Wertz.

Ryans passion has always been to sing. As a child he would find himself singing Michael Jackson and other Mo-town favorites in the car with his mother. This passion has since grown and transcends when hes on stage. In 2009, Ryan released and self produced his first full band EP Disguise. During the past four years, Ryan has won singer/songwriting contests throughout Boston and in 2010 became a SingerUniverse.com voice of the month.

Since living in the Boston area, Ryan has played venues such as Berklees Performance Center and Cafe 939, The Middle East, Club Passim, The Living Room in NYC and also colleges and Universities around the Northeast area like Bryant University and Daniel Webster College. Ryan can be found performing on local TV shows and has had his music featured on the New England Cable News Morning Show. Recently Ryan was scouted by a New York City talent agency to audition for The Voice and received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music.

Ryan has been selected by the National Association of Campus Activities for the Northeast, Northern Plains and Central Region to showcase for the past two years. And will be starting his national college tour in the fall, along with releasing a new EP in 2015.

College Showcases

2011 NACA Northeast Spotlight Low Alternate

2012 NACA Northeast Showcase Sampler

2013 NACA Northern Plains Showcase - Sampler

2013 NACA Central Regional Showcase - Rovering Artist

2014 NACA Northeast Regional Showcase - Rovering Artist

Testimonials:

Ryan was fantastic! He was a pleasure to have at Wheaton and his performance was great. The students who attended were really impressed with the show, and I really appreciated how Ryan interacted with them both during and after the show. Id love to bring him back here again in the future! As always, it was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you again!
Wheaton College, MA

Ryan was awesome! He was here on time, had all of his stuff and played an awesome show! Super laid back and easy to talk with!!!
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

We were very pleased with Ryans performance last Friday evening. Thank you so much for working with us to get Ryan to YCP. Everyone commented on how interactive Ryan was and how he sang both original songs as well as covers from other performers. I hope to work with you again in the near future!
York College of Pennsylvania

Everything went great with Ryan last week. We all loved him and he is so talented and we all enjoyed the event.
Lasell College

He was absolutely delightful. The students want him back next year. So we will have to be looking at that!
Doane College

I just wanted to let you know that everything went GREAT with Ryan LaPerle. Our students loved his music and he was amazing and very easy/ friendly to work with. I want to tell him thank you for everything He had a WONDERFUL show and the campus truly enjoyed him and his music. Thank you
Minnesota State @ Crookston

Ryan was awesome. He put on a great show and was very easy to work with. I would love to have him come again sometime soon. Thanks for all your help!
Springfield College

He was great and the students who attended really enjoyed him. We have heard nothing but positive feedback following the performance and look forward to working with you again in the future!
Merrimack College

Lyrics

Further

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

A photograph reminds me why, I took a chance I took a dive, I found in my life that there is room for two.
The street they help me sleep at night, familiar pavement shines a light down the road, that leads me right back to you.

Ohh no

And I don't know why, I even left because I have no excuses I confess. The further I am and the further you are, the deeper you grow in my heart.

The cold is creeping up on me the winter woods begins to freeze, it warms me to know that we share the same sky too.
Soon this all will melt away, revealing grass that makes me stay, our colors are green, white and blue.

Ohh no

And I don't know why, I even left because I have no excuses I confess. The further I am and the further you are, the deeper you grow in my heart.

Well in my, well in my, well in my heart ya ya ya ohhh no

And I don't know why, I even left because I have no excuses I confess. The further I am and the further you are, the deeper you grow in my heart.

Eyes

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

There's something about your eyes
that lights up a room,
the brightest star in the night,
startling and obtrude

And you got me seconding guessing
every thought that I've had
as you came into my world
a spin then a crash

Cause you know

And I see beyond these eyes
beyond these skies
and I know we will meet once again
beyond these ways
beyond countless days
and I know we will meet just once again

I keep asking myself
can this be real
so I pinch myself twice
to make sure I still feel
you came into my life so fast
it was a spark then a flash

And I see beyond these eyes
beyond these skies
and I know we will meet once again
beyond these ways
beyond countless days
and I know we will meet just once again

And I've seen mountains and I've seen oceans I've seen shooting stars stay in motion, but I know I've never seen one that looks like you.

And I see beyond these eyes
beyond these skies
and I know we will meet once again
beyond these ways
beyond countless days
and I know we will meet just once again

Beyond these ways
beyond countless days
and I know we will meet just once again

Disguise

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

Verse 1:

And so your right
I will be fine
This is no business of mine
Will heal in time

And so I fell
Out of your spell
And all the blame
Took out the frame

So slow down
And look around
And all the games
We didn't want to play

Chorus:

Well I where this disguise
The beating in your eyes
The curing of demise
This is you and I
Well I where this disguise
The beating in your eyes
This is you and I
This is our, This our design
This is you and I

Verse 2:

And so your wrong
I sing this song
I play it cool
I follow all the rules

I waited it out
Had my doubts
The odds were good
Never understood

But now your gone
And I moved on
You know that's a lie
This is my devise

Chorus:

Well I where this disguise
The beating in your eyes
The curing of demise
This is you and I
Well I where this disguise
The beating in your eyes
This is you and I
This is our, This our design
This is you and I
This is our x3
This is you and I x5

Outro:

And so your right
I won't fight
And all I know
I must let it go

To A Degree

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

Verse:
Her Eyes they melt the mountaintops
You can see
She makes these rivers flow right out
Out to sea
And how we distance ourselves
To a degree

She keeps the key to her heart
Hidden well
In places I just don't know
I can't tell
And now I press upon these words
And fill in the blanks

I had a fear she'd run away
But I knew she'd be back
Another day
Now I press upon the past
It's all I know

Chorus:
It takes a lot more to kill a man
And bury his soul
How he's fought with the devil
And paid his toll
You can burn him right down
From what you know
You may have won the battle
But you ain't won the war

Verse:
I sent my ships out
Out to sea
They came back bruised and battered
And meek
How this ocean has a drift
A current so they speak

The moon it lights up
The night so bright
But it feels alone
With the stars tonight
It's just chasing what it knows
A reflection of something else

Chorus:
It takes a lot more to kill a man
And bury his soul
How he's fought with the devil
And paid his toll
You can burn him right down
From what you know
You may have won the battle
But you ain't won the war

Outro:
Her eyes they melt the mountaintops
You can see she makes these rivers flow right out
Out to sea and how we distance ourselves

Sight

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

Sight

Verse:
And sight was lost
My foots in my mouth
And I did toss
This to the ground

Its cold and quiet
Without your face
Each tear reminds me
What I did erase
What I did erase

Chorus:
And now you’re gone
Because I let you down
It’s you who’s strong
And I don’t know how
And I don’t know how

I broke your heart
I break this love
I stole your trust
Please let me
Heal your heart
Heal your heart

Chorus:
And now you’re gone
Because I let you down
Its you who’s strong
And I don’t know how
And I don’t know know know know

Outro:
My foots in my mouth

Where The Warmth Is

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

Where the Warmth is

Verse
Overcast can’t put a damp on
This day
You are the sun
That draws them away

A drop of rain
Can’t ruin this perfect moment
You come storming in
Like you own it

Singing now

Chorus:
And awwwwoowhoooo
Keep me where the warmth is

Verse2:
Her smiles so contagious
Bring back those rays
Keep where the warmth is
For those endless days

And you know I’ll beg
Just this once
Can’t you see I’m on my knees
With my hands to the sun

Chorus:
And awwwwoowhoooo
Keep me where the warmth is

Bridge:
And I don’t know when things will change
I just we never predict rain
And let you know what you mean to me

Chorus:
And awwwwoowhoooo
Keep me where the warmth is

Hands Up

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

Hands Up

Verse:
Hands up you win
White flag I give in
Whatever you say
Whatever

Love is war
We have no doubt
My arms are down
I’m down and out
I will go where ever you will go

Pre Chorus:
How you shoot your eyes
Across a crowed room
You’ve got me down
Down in your zoom

Take a shot
You know
You got me where I’m at
Take a shot
You know you got it

Chorus:
And hands up
You know
You’ve got me down(Hands up)

And hands up
You know
You’ve got me around(Hands up)

Verse2:
Ninety miles with this old heart
Memories play a part
In side of my head
In side of my

A single kiss
And I was weak
Yours tactics placed me
Check mate is all that
You do need
Pre-Chorus:
How you know I’m down
I’m down and I’m out
I won’t scream
I want kick and shout
Take a shot you know
You got me where I’m at
Take a shot you got it

Bridge:
And I know
You got me
I know
You got me down
You got me
You got me wrapped around

Into The Sun

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

Into The Sun

Verse:
Past can turn to black and white
Thoughts can burn in minds all night
You’ve seen your fair share

Focused on all details
Planning when you will fail
You’ve been to the edge

Pre-chorus:
So draw a line and set your pace
Turn the key and make your own mistakes
This way

Chorus:
Into the sun
I’m chasing down this light
Western bound this fight
I’ve been more then wrong

The tires scream
As they break the road
Mirrors fade the past
Behind the scenes

Into the sun…..

Verse2:
Driving down 95
I feel my past come alive
I’ve been
On this road before

No signs or breakdown lanes
All see is just open space
I never thought
I would find my way again

Pre-chorus:
So draw a line and set your pace
Turn the key and make your own mistakes
This way

Chorus:
Into the sun
I’m chasing down this light
Western bound this fight
I’ve been more then wrong

The tires scream
As they break the road
Mirrors fade the past
Behind the scenes

Into the sun…..

Bridge:
And I can do
This on my own
Because I know I
Won’t be the only one
On the road

Chorus:
Into the sun
I’m chasing down this light
Western bound this fight
I’ve been more then wrong

Haunted

Written By: Ryan LaPerle

Haunted
Written By: Ryan LaPerle

Verse:
I’ve faulted on lines I couldn’t see
I’m blaming more then part of me
And I’m looking for these words
To say
And I’ve weighed this all
Every day

Filling all the chapters in our book
Wondering why I never took
A chance for you to be
The one
I’ve been waving my flag since
You’ve been gone

Chorus:
And I’m haunted by you
And everything you are
I can’t deny you
I’ve taken this to far
You’ve taken this to far

Verse:
I was the only thing in my way
Tripping myself everyday
And I’m learning from my
Own mistakes
And I’m finding my own chance
Of grace

Chorus:
Cause I’m haunted by you
And everything you are
I can’t deny you
We’ve taken this to far
I’ve taken this to far

Bridge:
On my own I’m only
Half the things I could be now
I feel so lost
How this heart is broken
Tearing down what I am now

Chorus:
Because I’m haunted by you
And everything you are
I can’t deny you
I’ve taken this to far
We’ve taken this to far

Discography

EP - "Crashed Into Infinity" - 2003

EP - "Disguise" - 2009

EP - "Disguise" - 2013 (Hidden Tracks)

Set List

Originals:

Haunted
This Is All
To A Degree
Know(I Don't)
From Underneath(Now)
Into The Sun
Where The Warmth Is
Further
Hands UP
Complications
Eyes
Disguise
New Addition
Spark The Fire
It's Like That
Sight
Whats Real

Covers:
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Sam Cooke - Twisting the Night Away
Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are
John Mayer(Cover) - Free Falling
Walking In Memphis
Steve Miller Band - Joker
U2 - With or Without You
Sweet Caroline
Rihanna - We Found Love
The Beatles - Come Together
Black Crows - She Talks to Angels
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
The Temptations - My Girl
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble