Ryan Sheridan & Ronan Nolan

Bonfire Presents:

Ryan Sheridan & Ronan Nolan

Todd Fausnacht (of The Dull Blue Lights)

Thu, September 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Ryan Sheridan & Ronan Nolan
Ryan Sheridan & Ronan Nolan
Ryan Sheridan and Ronan Nolan (R&R) are a 2 piece, fast and furious, live acoustic act.
Formed in Dublin Ireland, the two had already been playing together in a 4 piece band for Ryan’s solo career, but after numerous acoustic sets, it all started to make sense that acoustic was the direction, it was impressively energetic and it was only made for two.
Ryan Sheridan, a native of Monaghan Ireland, started his stage career at the age of 15, as a performer with the world renowned phenomenon ‘Riverdance the show’. After years of touring life, in 2001 the show moved to Broadway NYC. Now 19 and Influenced by the melting pot of culture that is New York, Ryan first began to write songs and perform them in east village cafes, pubs and clubs.
After a short stint in different bands, Ryan moved back to Dublin where he became a street musician and started to work on what was to become his trademark sound. It was here, in 2011, he was recognised.
Now signed to a new Management, Record and Publishing deal, Sheridan goes on to become a No.1 Platinum selling artist with sold out tours at both home and in mainland Europe.
Ronan Nolan a native of Tullamore Ireland, started playing drums at the young age of 14.
Influenced by bands such as Metallica, Korn, Pantera, Ronan spent years in numerous bands mastering the style of his influences before finding his own unique style.
With his ‘hard hitting powerhouse’ style drumming, Ronan soon became the go to session musician for recording artists and touring musicians alike, playing in Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Only in 2016, when the opportunity presented itself to support Rodrigo Y Gabriel on their US tour, did Sheridan and Nolan get together to form the fast and furious live acoustic spectacle it is now.
There is a definite ‘seeing is believing’ aspect to this impressive sound that Ryan and Ronan can produce with just an Acoustic Guitar and a Cajon.
With a headline tour now booked for the US, the acoustic duo are writing, rehearsing and perfecting the new touring show.
This is indeed a spectacle. A dynamic, energetic, acoustic performance of 2 born entertainers.
Todd Fausnacht (of The Dull Blue Lights)
Todd Fausnacht (of The Dull Blue Lights)
Whatever muse inspires Todd Fausnacht to pen his blue notes, she overshot by about two generations. Fausnacht is an echo chamber of the early twentieth century whose soulful blues ballads and front porch country toe-tappers kick up a Dust Bowl nostalgia the size of Oklahoma. The sound is Americana through and through, drawing from the blues of Blind Willie McTell and Lightnin’ Hopkins, the twangs of Woody Guthrie and Merle Travis, and the souls of Dylan and the Beats (Ginsberg, Kerouac, that bunch). But you don’t have to take this humble biographer’s word for it. Fausnacht fills in the ranks of the Philadelphia Folksong Society and has graced the stages of the prestigious Philadelphia Folk Festival and XPN’s State Street Blues Stroll. Or you can listen to his latest record, Todd Fausnacht and the Well Whiskey Wind Whistlers, at toddfausnacht.bandcamp.com and decide what you think for yourself. But whatever you do, take your beaten soul with you.
Venue Information:
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107