Watch Ryans video on Youtube of his song "Digging Deep"
Ryan Smith and his awesome group The Melismatics won the 2008 Last Band Standing competition and played Lollapalooza in Chicago! The Melismatics new album, "The Acid Test" produced by John Fields is now out and available for purchase. You can visit Ryan at his website for current tour information and also at the Melismatics site on MySpace.com to order your copy.
See pics from a recent show and more live show pics here
From St. Paul, Minnesota and front man for the group the Melismatics, Ryan Smith is an incredibly talented Artist/Songwriter and performer. His EP CD release entitled "Turn It On" hit radio #10 on the CMJ Top 20 most added for the week of 08-22-05! Played on over 270 radio stations in 47 states and Canada.
Ryan and The Melismatics enhanced CD release entitled "New Infection" landed #18 on the Top 20 most added on the CMJ Radio Charts 09-16-03. Check out this CD Cover.
Receiving radio air play in 38 states "Postmodern Rock" spent over 9 weeks on the CMJ Top 200 College radio charts, peaking at #55! It has been in rotation on 168 radio stations and for the week of 11-13-01 the Melismatics landed the #8 add spot in the CMJ radio Top 20 add's list. Promoted by Tinderbox Music out of Minneapolis, MN.
The Melismatics were also chosen to showcase at the 3rd annual Midwest Music Conference and Film Festival, which took place in August in Lexington, KY. At this Conference they did an interview for XM Radio's unsigned channel and their song "Can't Relate", was chosen for the Conference compilitation CD.
Having written over 100 songs already and 3 prior CD releases, Ryan Smith is a very prolific Songwriter in addition to recently appearing in an Independent film called "Now Hiring", which also features 8 of Ryan's songs on the soundtrack. We are proud to represent his music here at Iowa HomeGrown Music, BMI. Ryan is currently being presented to the Record Labels in New York and LA by 8 time Grammy award winning Engineer/Producer Bil VornDick
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In 1995 Ryan wrote, performed and produced "Juxtapossessed". Then in 1996 he wrote, performed and produced "Stream of Unconsiousness"
In 1998 he wrote, recorded and released "Ryan Smith and the Melismatics"
You can Listen here to Ryan's music
To go to the New Melismatics web site
To see a list of Ryan's songs