Since I am a solo artist, the band name is simply my name. However, I chose to go by my full name after searching “Ryan Orr” and finding several others by that name who were notable for different things, one of whom was an author. This was years ago, and I have gone by my full name as my artist name for SEO purposes ever since:)
As far as artistic influences go, there are quite a few. Some that come to mind right away are Pearl Jam, Tool, Radiohead, Thelonious Monk, Beethoven, Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, Sade, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, The National, Iron & Wine, Bjork. I have been influenced by a number of artists in other mediums as well, like filmmakers Michel Gondry, Stanley Kubrick, Ingmar Bergman, Darren Aronofsky, and Peter Jackson. Some visual artists I get inspiration from are Francisco Goya, Blu, Salvador Dali, Joel-Peter Witkin, Dorothea Lange, Francis Bacon, Jean Michel Basquiat. There are many more, but these came to mind while I was writing this.