THE EAMONN RYAN BAND

TOM DEFRANZA IS THE DRUMMER FOR THE BAND.  TOM HAS SPENT MANY YEARS IN THE IRISH MUSIC SCENE.  HE IS EXTREMELY ACCOMPLISHED IN ALL STYLES OF MUSIC.  TOM HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR AND IS A SHOWMAN IN HIS OWN RIGHT.  

WHEN TOM CANNOT MAKE A SHOW WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE MARTIN SWEENEY, RAY MONTE OR TONY RYAN HELP US OUT.  THREE GREAT MUSICIANS AND WONDERFUL FRIENDS.

PETE PANTELIS IS THE LEAD GUITAR PLAYER AND VOCALIST.  HE COMBINES A GREAT COUNTRY AND BLUES STYLE INTO HIS PLAYING.  PETE ALSO USES SOME OF HIS OWN NUANCES AND TRICKS TO BRING A UNIQUE PERSONALIZED STYLE TO THE BANDS SOUND.  PETE ALSO DOES AN AWESOME IMPERSONATION OF JOHNNY CASH.  PETE IS A TRULY NICE GUY AND A GOOD FRIEND.

MICKEY PEARE IS NOW WORKING WITH OUR GROUP.  A TALENTED KEYBOARD PLAYER WITH PHENOMENAL VOCALS MICKEY IS WELL KNOWN IN THE IRISH MUSIC SCENE.  MICKEY SHARES THE LEAD VOCALS WITH EAMONN AND THEIR VOCAL HARMONIES ARE SOMETHING TO BEHOLD.

RICK STREET IS THE BASS PLAYER AND LEAD SINGER.  RICK HAS A UNIQUE VOCAL RANGE AND POWERFUL STAGE PRESENCE. HE BRINGS TO THE BAND, YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MUSICAL THEORY, ARRANGING, AND PERFORMING. RICK IS PHENOMENAL AT BOTH VOCAL HARMONY AND LEAD VOCALS.  RICK STREET IS ALSO A SKILLFUL BASS PLAYER HE CAN MANIPULATE HIS INSTRUMENT TO ADAPT TO ANY STYLE OF MUSIC. 

BRENDAN O’SULLIVAN OFTEN WORKS WITH THE BAND.  THE MASTER OF PIANO ACCORDION AND A GREAT KEYBOARD/PIANO PLAYER, HIS CONTRIBUTIONS ARE OUTSTANDING. 

EAMONN RYAN IS THE FRONTMAN LEAD VOCALIST. HE ALSO PLAYS LEAD AND RHYTHM GUITARS AND HARMONICA.  EAMONN MANAGES THE BAND AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING THE GROUP TOGETHER.  AS A FIRST GENERATION AMERICAN OF IRISH DESCENT, EAMONN SET OUT TO CREATE A COMPLETE BAND THAT COULD PERFORM FOR ALL AGES AND COVER ALL STYLES WHILE STILL MAINTAINING AN IRISH FOUNDATION.  THIS BAND IS THAT CREATION.  EAMONN IS A CHARISMATIC SHOWMAN AND ENJOYS GOING OUT INTO THE CROWD WITH A WIRELESS MICROPHONE TO STIR THINGS UP.  ALTHOUGH HE HAS NEVER HAD VOCAL OR MUSIC LESSONS, EAMONN SINGS WITH HEART, PLAYS HIS INSTRUMENTS WITH FEELING, AND PUTS EVERYTHING HE HAS INTO EVERY SHOW.  EAMONN IS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED SONGWRITER.  HIS DEBUT CD “WHERE THE NEW WORLD MEETS THE OLD” IS ENJOYING AIRPLAY ON RADIO PROGRAMS HERE AND IN IRELANDIN FACT THE TITLE SONG PLACED FOURTH IN THE WORLD CATEGORY OF THE JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST OF 2001.

 

KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OUT FOR THE EAMONN RYAN BAND.

 “WE’RE NOT JUST YOUR FATHER’S IRISH BAND.”

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