Rapid Fire Questions
Irish multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Joey Ryan has been performing and writing music for the last ten years. An Irish native, Ryan’s music combines the feel of a guitar based rock with a strong melodic and pop sensibility, with influences varying from Ryan Adams to The National; and John Mayer to The War On Drugs.
After releasing his debut Morning Will Come Soon in 2012 to great acclaim, Ryan followed up with 2014’s Redefine EP which included lead single Stay Strong, which was released to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Ireland and topped the Irish iTunes Rock chart on the first day of its release. An extensive tour of Ireland in support of this single followed which included a support slots with internationally acclaimed band Bastille, Mick Flannery and Jack Lukeman.
In 2016 Ryan released in second LP Fall Through The Night to great acclaim, with lead single Tenderly picking up radio support nationwide in Ireland. A full headline tour of Ireland followed, along with shows in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and The Netherlands. The album release culminated with a 25 date headline tour in Germany including support slots with Nic Cester (JET), Mick Flannery and David Ryan Harris (John Mayer/Dave Matthews Band) in support of second single Violet which received rave reviews in the online community.
Joey relocated and now writes and performs from his home base in Berlin, Germany.
We asked Joey some Rapid Fire Questions Below
1. Waltz or Polka ?
Waltz as I am more of a slow dancer
2. Dog or Cat ?
Dogs all the way. I was never really a cat person
3. Ballad or Upbeat song ?
I am a sucker for a good ballad!
4. Coffee or Tea ?
5. Acoustic or Electric Guitar ?
I love both equally, but I think if I had to choose I would go with electric guitar
6. Beer, Wine, Liquor, Non-Alcoholic ?
Beer, and I would choose Guinness as my favourite.
7. Bongos or Cajon ?
Hate both! But Bongos are less torturous to the ear.
8. Car or Bicycle ?
I like driving.
9. House or Apartment ?
I live in an apartment so for the meantime, its apartment.
10. Folk Music or Rock Music?
Rock music, and on the heavier side too. Metallica, Tool, Slipknot... All good in my books.
11. Perform Standing or Sitting ?
I used to sit when doing acoustic shows, but I always prefer standing
12. Shower or Bath ?
Shower. For some reason I get bored in a bath very quickly.
13. Indian Cuisine or Italian Cuisine ?
Indian. I am a huge lover of heat and curry, and rice.
14. Country or City Living ?
City living for me for the moment.
15. CD or Vinyl ?
CD as it is what I grew up with!
What Pulls You is the latest single from Joey Ryan under the moniker ORIAN, released February 19th 2021.
Written by: Joseph Francis Ryan, Will Czuch
Produced by: ANDOR
Mixing: Roman Andor
Mastering: Ainsley Adams
Video by Fruit Salat
Directed and Edited by: Nick Scholey
Produced by: Merle Sibbel
Actors: Luke Hawkins and Mark Hunt
Concept: Merle Sibbel, Nick Scholey and Mark Hunt
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