The Ryne Experience
The Ryne Experience is solo/collab project I created last year with the hiatus of my high school band The Preservers. While we still play a few shows a year, I wanted to break solo to the extent where I can play under the same name regardless of lineup change and is more a project than band in the studio. You could just see me at shows or as many as 5 people in the band. Right now the current live backing band is as follows:
Ryne - Vocals, Guitar, Weird Instruments. Mitchell Evink - Bass, Cello, Keys, Vocal. Patrick Kargl - Drums, Keys. Jerry Wenger - Lead Guitar, Bass, Vocal.
"Not a Tour" Tour!
The EXP is currently on our first world famous "Not a Tour" tour, meaning we're playing a string of shows in our home state of Michigan to promote our first collaborative record "Hokey"
The joke being this isn't a tour and we're totally going home after every show to go back to our day jobs.
January 5th (LowellArts - Lowell) The Preservers & The Ryne Experience AKA Ryne Fest as my first band does our annual reunion show with the new group playing for a local CD release. Doors at 5:30pm, music at 6:00pm, $5 at the door.
January 20th (Tip Top Deluxe - Grand Rapids) The Ryne Experience pairs with the Tube Socks for a Sunday Funday Manitee with music at 3:00pm, $5, 21 +
January 26th (Rocky's Bar - Grand Rapids) The Ryne Experience plays with old friends Emma Loo & Sam, music at 8:00pm, $5, 21 +
February 8th (The Intersection - Grand Rapids) We're not playing but "Hokey is up for Best Album of the Year and Best Alternative Album of the Year for the 20th annual Jammies Awards, so we'll be hanging out at the ceremony on the off chance we win anything.
February 15th (Local 741 - Grand Rapids) The Ryne Experience plays with our friend Sleeping Timmy, and solo entertainer Blaine and his Keyboard. music at 8pm, $5, 21 +
March 2nd - TBA
March 3rd - TBA
Officially released December 19th, 2018, "Hokey" features 22 west Michigan friends and musicians, a brain child project of Ryne's that was written over the past two years, recorded the past year, and bulk done in the last 8 months prior to release. Stream Below: