Ryan Innes from Provo Utah on The Voice


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Gravity (The Voice Performance) by Ryan Innes Ain’t No Sunshine (The Voice Performance) – by Ryan Innes

Yep, a Provo, Utah native is on The Voice and he just won the battle round – that means he’s MOVING ON!

One of the ways we can help him win The Voice is by buying his Songs on iTunes.

Who is Ryan Innes

Ryan Innes has always been one for breaking the ice. From his newsboy cap to his bold kicks, his personal style makes him “fat and sassy”, but it is his wit and boldness that will make you want to support him even more.

Ryan Innes has created his own brand of soul. If Michael Buble and Joni Mitchell had a love child raised by Jimi Hendrix and babysat by Norah Jones, that child would be Ryan Innes. His self-titled EP tastes like dark chocolate, smells like musk, and feels like silk.

Ryan’s voice will dig deep into your memories and help you release emotions long repressed in a way that is new and inspiring. Not only is his skill as a vocalist impeccable, but his ability to express emotion is the difference he brings to the table—then serves with a side of pie. His lyrics are infused with familiarity reminiscent of your mother’s lullabies.

In Beautiful Baby he says “when you give what you’ve got, a little is a lot” and truly, Ryan Innes has given “what [he’s] got”. His is a talent you hear once in a few lifetimes. His music makes you want to love harder, hurt deeper, and let go of all your inhibitions, leaving you speechless—until you learn the words well enough to sing along.

From the local news:

For a long time, music was something in the background for Ryan Innes.

In high school, he could only play football under the condition that he played the piano.

Innes graduated from Eastern Arizona College with an associate’s degree in pre-medical science and was planning on going to medical school to be a pediatrician. During school, he fell in love and was engaged.

But the engagement was broken off three weeks before the wedding.

“I was completely devastated and miserable,” Innes said. “I hated my job. I started to reassess why I was going into medicine. Did I really have a passion for it? No. I was just doing it because of the money and status and nobility of it all. I started to really look at why I hadn’t considered going into music. It was because I didn’t want to teach — that’s all I thought there was.

“Then, through a friend, I discovered the media music program at BYU and realized that was exactly what I wanted to do. I applied to BYU and got in. I auditioned and made it into the school of music. I took the aural skills test (having never taken anything like it in my life), and somehow passed. The doors opened up and I was on my way to BYU to study songwriting and contemporary voice — neither of which I’d ever done before.”

All of the high school choirs and battles with his mom about practicing the piano have paid off. Innes developed his solo voice in the a cappella group Vocal Point. He has honed his voice and songwriting to where listeners can sit back and be confident he will deliver.

“I share my music (because) I can’t help but not,” he said. “It just comes out of me. It’s how I mourn, rejoice, cope, laugh, love. It’s my primary emotional outlet. That being said, it’s not just therapy. I love the craft of writing amazing and clever, but concise and emotive lyrics. I love the concept of creating something that never existed before. I love always having my antennas up for new ideas, lines, phrases. My goal is to make people feel something — to help them let loose and jam, to help them love a little more, to be confident in chasing their own dreams, to attempt the difficult.”

From personal experience, I can say that you can’t help but fall in love with Innes’ soulful voice and lyrics. It’s as though music is just running through his blood.

And it literally is in his blood. One of his ancestors, Peter Howard McBride, was called by Brigham Young to promote singing and music in the Gila Valley.

Although Innes may not have received a call from the prophet to go into music, he has had many experiences in life that have led him to follow this passion and this path.

“I’ve had specific instances where it was confirmed that I should do this, and I’ve never looked back or second-guessed since,” Innes said. “This is what I’m supposed to be doing; it’s what I was born to do.”

Innes has been putting his heart into recording an EP. On June 24, he will have his CD release concert at the Velour in Provo, Utah, with Truman and Jarrett Burns as opening acts

Support Ryan Innes by Downloading his Songs on iTunes

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Gravity (The Voice Performance) by Ryan Innes Ain’t No Sunshine (The Voice Performance) – by Ryan Innes