specializing in groove, arrangements, & the combination of electronic and acoustic instrumentation/production.
My approach to music starts with a feeling. Does the song invoke an emotional response in me? I try to project that feeling into my writing and performances. My approach often starts with a rhythmic focus, creating a unique and undeniable groove while still serving the song. I am a multi-instrumentalist (drums, keys/synth, synth bass) and I love working with electronics, sampling, and programming as much as I do working with live drums and percussion. I especially love marrying the two worlds in ways that feel both natural and authentic.
I strive to be a chameleon of sorts and have played on records that were completely different from the session before. Here's a link to a discography of songs that I've either co-written or performed on: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3c4VRGTQFklFuWqvxGoHc6?si=R9yvEQ1aQZOvs3MRQhvLgw
My current drumming style leans more towards music like dilla, glasper, & noname, but I listen to and play jazz, funk, rock, and folk.
To sum it all up I offer a variety of services such as tracking drums, recording, & more recently producing & co-writing other artist's music. I look forward to hearing about your project!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Ryan Bannigan
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I love finding elements that complement the song. If the song seems to want a technical, busy groove, that's awesome. It may just as easily want a basic loop for the duration of the track. I'm happy to play either as long as it complements the mood and aesthetic.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: writing/recording live drums and percussion, programming drums, recording/engineering my peer's music.