will be shutting down Monday, October 29, 2018.

It's with great sadness that I announce that Syracuse Bands will be shutting down at the end of this month. It's been awesome building and managing this site since 2005. Through the years I've been proud to host this site for all local musicians and helping to promote them. However, over the last handful of years, there have been fewer users on the site, and more bands are joining other platforms with a larger audience. These, along with a few other reasons, I've decided to close down the site.

Thank you all for using the site and being a part of Syracuse Bands.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out -

-Chris Gmyr (Site Admin)

October 16th, 2018

Mike Ryan Band

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Syracuse Bands - Mike Ryan Band


Michael P. Ryan has been a Central New York mainstay for many years. On any given Saturday night, Mike can be found either playing acoustic guitar in a pub or playing bass to a packed nightclub. During a brief stint in Detroit, Mike's passion for songwriting and performing was fueled by the opportunities that big city had to offer. After recording a four song demo, Mike captured the attention of Detroit Red Wing personality Karen Newman who coached Mike for his performance of the Star Spangled Banner at Joe Louis Arena.

Michael P. Ryan's music seems to play like a movie; each song brings with it a story of laughter, love and heartache. His "made for arena" style vocals stand strong against the background of his well produced freshman self release "Ride Out". The music can best be described as country rock music with a passionate soul.

The song "Change Your Mind" features pedal steel legend Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage).