Ryan Matthew


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I have no borders when it comes to music; I play acoustic guitar and tell stories about life.

My name is Ryan.

Born in Cleveland, OH, I am a resident of the punk scene growing up. I am self-taught with everything I do. I've never had formal music training and I always play by ear. I started teaching myself guitar when I was 10 years old. I'm always improving my style and getting better each day.

I've been in and out of local bands for 20+ years.
Music ranged from pop-punk to blues, jazz, metal & rock.
I've played everything from play bass, guitar, keyboard, drums, percussion, back-up singer.

Musical family background. Grandpa played bass in a bluegrass band, uncle was a lead singer in a hair band in the 80's, nearly signed to Warner Bros. record label!

Influences include but not limited to:

The Smashing Pumpkins
The Foo Fighters
The Beatles
Led Zepplin
The Doors
Pink Floyd
Luther Vandross
Marvin Gaye
Bob Seger (and the silver bullet band)
The Supremes

If you're looking for the next big song (whether pop, country, rock, acoustic or chill), I can work with you to provide you with a great song and a tasty jam!

Music is always in my life and I'm constantly inspired by it and using it to build my understanding of storytelling and my writing style.

I'm just your above-average guy looking to make some beautiful music and work with incredible people!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


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  1. Review by Sarah Needham
    by Sarah Needham

    Ryan is a great musician and composer, he’s easy to work with and full of ideas! I would work with Ryan time and time again!

Interview with Ryan Matthew

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I've opened for the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex once. I've played bass and provided B/U vocals for Mute28, A Battle Lost and played keyboard, percussion and B/U vocals in Wake Up. I've played bass guitar in the metal band Caligula and played in drums in Nobody Knows. Currently a solo artist.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Currently working on a 5th song for my EP. All acoustic songs ranging from pop to country to chill.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Sarah Needham. She is by far, one of the best musicians and people I've had the pleasure to work with!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: They are both great in their own way! If you want a classic sound, analog! If you need a little more punch, digital!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: You get 100% of my heat and soul on every project. I honestly enjoy what I do, and I think that will show in the resolution!

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Working with amazing people and doing something that brings a smile to my face!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Are you open to any style of music? The answer is always yes!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That what I do is more work than pleasure!

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Where do you want to be in 5 years? Does that destination include music?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Connect with someone's art and creativity on as many levels as you can! We can all learn from others.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: A guitar, a dehumidifier, a stool, a pencil and paper.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I've played in local bands for more than 20 years, playing a variety of instruments! Recorded 5 albums and played with all types influences!

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Free-flow, chill, positive.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Anyone who has a passion for music and an open-mind would be a pleasure to work with!

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: The soul of a song speaks louder than the song itself.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Acoustic, country, blues, folk, pop.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Easy to work with.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: An open soul and an open mind! Great rhythm and a positive attitude!

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Usually write a melody then lyrics, whole process takes about an hour or two.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Its a large room in my home with vaulted ceilings! Great for acoustics!

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Anyone who has a passion for music and an open-mind would be a pleasure to work with!

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Acoustic soulful music, folk.

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I'm easy to work with and very open-minded. If you have any questions, feel free to message me!

GenresSounds Like
  • Ryan Adams
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  • Epiphone Humming Bird Pro Acoustic
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