RYAN ADERRÉY and special guests
Friday 7/4 - a showcase featuring current Billboard Top 100 artist...
with special guest
$8 advance / $8 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show
Ryan Aderréy is emerging on to the national music scene with amazing songwriting chops, two terrific producers to shepherd him and the enthusiasm to win over even the most jaded music lover.
Though Ryan is the driving force as both songwriter and composer, he decided to co-write with a few different songwriters, most significantly Steven D. After writing twenty or more songs, which Ryan has recently paired down to ten or twelve for the upcoming album, he was fortunate enough to catch the attention of Grammy winning Producer Zach Ziskin. He's also begun to work with 4-time Grammy Award winning Engineer/Producer Jimmy Douglass (Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Sean Paul, Kanye West and more) on future projects. "This is really a dream come true. I can't wait to get to the Studio every day, and it's such an incredible experience. The first time I worked with Jimmy he had me do vocal warm-ups for three hours! It has been a great opportunity for me to absorb more about making music than I could have ever anticipated."
While words have always come easily to Ryan (he was a journalism Major in college and one several poetry awards in High School), he knows he is exercising a different muscle with songwriting. "Songwriting is a whole different beast. It takes life experience, in my opinion, to write a good song. I don't think you can fake that. I will write a song 10 times over and often it still isn't good enough yet. Songwriting is about pouring your soul out on the paper, and it's hard to go to that place. It is something you have to work at. I have been working at it long enough that I feel like I am in a good place with being able to convey my feelings musically."
He has much to be proud of on his upcoming album, 'What If', due out April 29, 2014 . While he can't choose a favorite, there are several songs that have strong meaning to him such as "What Ifs & Broken Promises." Says Ryan, "That song came together fast. I really love this track and think people will gravitate toward it." Another memorable songwriting journey for him came from "Without Hope," based on a friend of Ryan's who grew up in an abusive household.
Throughout his entire songwriting process, Ryan's goal was always one thing to create songs that people could relate to. "I really want people who listen to my album to relate to it, as if they've been through it themselves. I want them to know I've been there too and get lost in my stories. To me, music is life set to instrumentation. There is no greater gift than to be able to take the culmination of your life's stories and set them to music."
Ryan's single is currently #36 on the Billboard Indicator Chart and has remained in the top-40 for over a month. Ryan is also the 3rd Most Active Indie Artist.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|