Good morning from the pits of Virus and Crash Hell! Just re-arranging the deck chairs here, don’t mind me.
My first name is Ryan, and that translates loosely to “Little King” in Gaelic. It was always my project, so I figured I’d make a joke of it and name it after myself. I always make fun of people who name their bands after themselves, so maybe I was poking a little fun at myself. My mom asked me this last year, and I’m like, “Jesus Christ, Mom! You haven’t read my bio?”
I am influenced by the usual suspects in classic rock, metal, reggae, hip hop and R&B. Classical music, too. Rush, Zepplin, Floyd, Steely Dan, Talking Heads, Tool, Radiohead, all the way to Iron Maiden, Tupac, Peter Tosh, and Barry White. I’m old, so everything after 2005 or so doesn’t exist. Okay, that’s not entirely true, but I think we connect most deeply with the music that raised us.