Ryan Bros Music consists of Billy and Brendan Ryan who are musicians that write and record music for film, television and advertising.
They are best know for being founding members of the bands The Bogmen and Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes) & The Ryans as well as their score work with the Farrelly Brothers and Keanu Reeves.
They are currently writing music for the podcast “This American Life” and several other films in production and have a song co-written with Gordon Gano coming out on the new Violent Femmes record in June 2019.
In 2017/18, they scored two soon to be released documentaries called "Driven" and "Old Dog" and are currently finishing their score for indie movie "Green Dolphin" of which Keanu Reeves is the executive producer..
They recently wrote 13 songs with Julia Haltigan and called the project LUAN. , Four songs got licensed in Peter Farrelly's (of the Farrelly Brothers) new comedy LOUDERMILK staring Ron Livingston and Will Sasso. And one got licensed in NCIS: Los Angeles as well as Get Shorty, the new tv mini series.
In 2016 they scored the critically acclaimed "The Dunning Man" staring Nicoye Banks.
In 2015 they scored The Lost Trophy a documentary about the greatest lacrosse team ever and the untold story of the Gait brothers, twins who revolutionized the game, the coach who created champions and their missing trophy.
Ryan Bros’ music was licensed for Netflix Season 1 Bloodline (Sam Shepard, Sissy Spacek), My Dead Boyfriend a soon to be released comedy with Anthony Edwards and Heather Graham and And Dead Rising: Watchtower, an action horror film to be released spring 2016 and staring Rob Riggle.
In 2014 they scored Welcome to Soldier Ride, a film about fearless friends who cycled 4,000 miles across the country, paving the way for thousands of wounded veterans to keep riding.
Nominated for Best Original Theme Song/Music in TV by Hollywood Music in MediaRyan Bros Music wrote the main title song for Fox’s DADS, a Seth MacFarlane produced comedy (2013-14). In addition the main title theme, they scored all 19 of the season’s episodes.
They have scored and/or licensed their music to films such as Side by Side (Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese), The Heartbreak Kid (Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman), Fever Pitch (Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon) Pride and Glory (Ed Norton, John Voight), Hall Pass (Owen Wilson) andthe trailer for Henry’s Crime (Keanu Reeves, James Caan).
The theme song for Showtime’s Season 3 Borgias commercial (Jeremy Irons) and a scene for IFC’s comedy Marc Maron were also scored by the brothers.
Advertising projects include RadioShack, Best Buy, the United Nations, VH1 and IFC.
Billy and Brendan Ryan are writers and founding members of four bands - Gordon Gano & The Ryans released Under the Sun on Yep Roc Records. Gordon is the lead singer and songwriter of the Violent Femmes. The Bogmen signed to Clive Davis’ Arista Records in 1995 and received critical acclaim from Billboard and The New York Times. They still play to sold out shows in the New York area. Mad Larry continues to write and perform in NYC.
Brendan has contributed orchestral work with The New Pornographers, and has made studio contributions on Okervil River and Vampire Weekend’s records, the latter of which received a Grammy for Best Alternative Album 2013.
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