The Ryne Experience
Currently booking as a solo act and full band under The Ryne Experience:
The Ryne Experience or Ryne EXP made their break into Grand Rapids with their 2018 Jammie nominated album for best alternative record, "Hokey"
"Hokey" features a slew of musicians and friends from the West Michigan area, making a total of 23 people on this solo/collaboration project's first effort, lead by front man and visionary, Ryne Clarke.
Most recently the band has released two smaller releases before another full length record is out in January of 2020
Shopworn: A tape processed acoustic album of all new songs done in single takes with minimal overdubs.
Live at Troublehouse: a rough live recording displaying an acoustic version of the bands new line up.
The sound of Ryne EXP stretches over many musical horizons from track to track with Clarke's multi-instrumental abilities, eerie vocal harmonies, and intense collaboration. The styles verse anywhere from rock, pop, funk, punk, folk, country, and comedy.
Live Ryne EXP can be seen playing solo acoustic or with a full band of rotating members. Most recently Ryne EXP has been:
Electric Band: Ryne - Vocals, Guitar, Electric Kazoo, Harmonica. Mitchell Evink - Bass Guitar, Cello. Patrik Baney - Drums. Jerry Wenger - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals. Kyle Kuhn - Keys
Acoustic Band: Ryne - Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Harmonica, Electric Kazoo, Keys. Mitchell Evink - Cello, Spoons. Patrik Baney - Hand Percussion, Drums. Jerry Wenger - Double Bass, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar. Kyle Kuhn - Hand Percussion, Keys.
While only being around for a short while, Ryne EXP has worked with WYCE on several occasions such as the Jammie Awards, On-air Open Mic, and GR Live at the B.O.B., and has placed venues and events such as: Rocky's Bar, Tip Top Deluxe, Mulligan's, The Speak-EZ Lounge, Mittenfest, LowellArts, Lowell Showboat, Lowell Fair, and were runner ups for the Kalamazoo Fret-board Festival.
The band can be contacted at email@example.com or on social media platforms of Facebook or Instagram @ryneexp