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Bass Guitar, Drums.


R.Y.A.N say it as it is with a raw rock'n'roll edge and gritty working class politics. The Blackburn based quartet call it “Street Indie”.

Cousins Chris and Matt decided to form a band in memory of Matt’s brother Ryan who died of a heroin overdose. Chris, a working DJ and MC, is steeped in dance music of all sub-genres while Matt is a blues aficionado. This unlikely partnership convinced mates Ste and Mick to consolidate the line up in 2012.

R.Y.A.N. have a large fan base up north, 7000 at the last counting. They have appeared on many local festivals including Blackburn Music Fest ,Darwen Music Live, Prestfest, Salford Festival as well as headlining Tockholesbury. They have supported The Farm and The Wagon Wheels. BBC Radio Lancashire's Sean McGinty has had them on his Thursday Night BBC Music Introducing shows. One of their tracks ‘Out On The Town’ has been commissioned to be used in a new, British Gangster film ‘Three Stops Down From Plaistow’ by Pick & Mix Films.

‘R.Y.A.N fans were out in full force tonight’ - Lancashire Evening Telegraph

‘R.Y.A.N Return, Bigger & Better’ – Tockholesbury BlogSpot

‘Absolutely Blazing , Bob On , Really got the crowd going ‘ Jamie Carter – Tockholesbury

Cross the attitude of Joy Division with the street sense of the Happy Mondays, the swagger of the Stone Roses with the belligerence Oasis and the syllable count of The Streets and you get R.Y.A.N. Of the street... On the street... In the street.

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Over 100
36 years

Members Of Band

Chris (Singer / Songwriter)

Matt ( Lead guitarist / Songwriter