Ryan McCombs (SOiL/ Drowning Pool)
Sunday 04 December 2022, 7pm - 10:30pm
please note: this show has moved from Waterfront Studio to The Brickmakers. All tickets purchased remain valid
14s+ (under 16s to be accompanied by an adult over 18)
Coming off the success of the inaugural 2019 UK acoustic dates, singer Ryan McCombs and company have set out to continue sharing their “acoustic-ISH” peak into some of the classic songs that Ryan co-wrote during his times with metal bands SOiL and Drowning Pool.
“This is something that I’ve wanted to do and thought about doing for years. It wasn’t until moving to England and meeting musicians; Beau Stevens (guitar), Chris Phillips (drums) and Julien Morrez (guitars/bass) that I met them through Music House No.37 that I felt comfortable in that I had found a group of musicians that understood my vision and were capable of taking the rock/metal songs from my past and not just playing them on acoustic instruments but breaking them down so that I could share them in a completely new manner.”
Ryan points to the response that this venture has received as to why they have decided to continue further with it, “The response has been everything I could have hoped for. I wasn’t sure how this would be accepted but it’s been very fulfilling to see and hear the feedback. A quote that sums it up best for me came from a long time SOiL fan after a gathering that simply said, “I’ve been listening to some of those songs for 20 years, tonight I feel like I heard them for the first time all over again.”
With the excitement that comes from working towards the forthcoming release of his first book, his continuing to perform and write with the band, SOiL, the itch that this project is scratching for Ryan makes its continued growth something that goes well beyond and reaches much deeper than the smile that it brings to his face.
“Having the opportunity to share the stories behind these songs and lyrics has been yet another gift afforded to me by those that continue to give me the time of day.”
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