Biography

Ryan McIntyre is an award winning singer/songwriter hailing from Waukesha, Wisconsin. Ryan performs over 200 shows a year making him a staple of the Wisconsin music scene. He makes his music with a combination of tasteful, memorable, storytelling melodies that will please fans of pop, rock, and country. His work has been described as the voice of James Taylor singing the melodies of Paul McCartney. His interactive live shows entertain crowds of all ages. Live, you’ll find Ryan mixing his original music with requests of popular (and obscure) cover songs.

McIntyre is a 7 time WAMI Award winner (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) – including 2005′s Male Vocalist of the Year. In 2004, McIntyre became a finalist in the USA Songwriting competition. In 2012, Ryan was named “Best of Milwaukee Acoustic Artist” by the Shepherd Express.   Since 1999, Ryan has had his music featured in television, film, and commercial work including songs aired on NBC, MTV, HBO, Disney Channel, and Discovery Channel. Between his prior work as the front man/songwriter for the critically acclaimed pop/rock quartet EXIT and his current run as a solo artist, Ryan has sold over 47,000 albums worldwide.

Band Interests

Singing songs, writing songs, playing guitars, booking gigs, meeting cool people, watching baseball.

Influences

The Beach Boys, The Beatles (Great English Band – Check em’ out), Ben Folds, Bob Schneider, Buby and His Music Makers, Buddy Holly, Colin Hay, Counting Crows, Craig Carothers, The Artist Formerly Known as Chris Gaines, Crowded House, Dan Fogelberg, Duncan Sheik, Dwight Yoakam, Eva Cassidy, The Format, Gary Burr, Glen Hansard, Gordon Sumner, Guster, The Hofstetters, Huey Lewis, Hugh Prestwood, James Taylor, The Jayhawks, Josh Rouse, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Noel Gallagher, Norah Jones, Pete Yorn, Ryan Adams, Skip Ewing, Teitur, Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Wilco, William Joel.