Ryan Tapp

Ryan Tapp


Keep it fresh!! Ryan and his band of cronies play a wide variety of styles and feels, ranging from acoustic style singer-songwriter material with a unique edge, to reggae/funk/latin grooves, to electronic noise (depending on the cause!) that will keep the dance floor flexing, guaranteed.


Hailing from the snowy mountainous east-kootenay region of British Columbia, Ryan Tapp has grown up with a colourful pallet of flavours at his fingertips to paint a musical path from. Originally interested in Geology, Ryan decided to take a change of path in 2007 and headed off for the renowned Selkirk College of Contemporary Music located in Nelson, BC. There he has studied styles ranging from metal to jazz, and has grown considerably from it. Ryan's goal as a musician is to provide interesting, fresh music for a variety of listeners for years to come, and is well on his way.


3 self produced full length albums are in the making, each of a different genre. "Daydreams" is composed mostly of acoustic/reggae/ska and blues influenced pieces with meaty lyrics, danceable rhythms and interesting production. "Retrograde" is a mainly electronic album that cannot be detailed until it's debut in the late summer of 2009. "Songs for Film" will be composed mainly of short, ambient pieces, purposefully composed to affect your thought process and feelings as they progress through and array of musical colours.

Set List

30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the cause...

Set can be played with an amplified band for a danceable show, acoustically for a laid back atmosphere, or solo-acoustic depending on the venue.

1. Broken Girl
2. The Plan
3. 2000 Miles Away
4. Rocking Cradle
5. Vicious Circle
6. Daydreamer
7. A Simple Guide to Life
8. Summer Song (by the ocean)
9. Love Song for a Friend
10. King of the World
11. Madrona
11. Soul Kitchen
12. Nintendub
13. Dangerous Room

(Will play any of the following upon request, and virtually any song if requested at least 2 weeks prior to gig):

When You Get Back: Jon Cleary
Rocky Raccoon - The Beatles (arr. by Ryan Tapp)
Cavalier Eternal - Against Me
What I Got - Sublime
Santeria - Sublime
Badfish - Sublime
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (arr. by Ryan Tapp)
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Taylor - Jack Johnson
Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson
Upside Down - Jack Johns