Author Archives: Christopher James Ryan

Hello, My name is Chris Ryan I'm 25 and i am a photographer/Reviewer. I love going to gigs ride my motorbike, drink booze, game and of course take photographs. If you come to gigs you'll probably see me in the press pit being a nut job or sipping alcohol while writing up notes \m/
Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind Live in Manchester – “This is a motherf*cking rock band”

Third Eye Blind are back, touring around Europe giving the UK just two dates – London and then Manchester. Just like Stephen Jenkins (Lead Vocalist) promised back in 2015 on their last tour. Stephen also mentioned at that time that Manchester is his favourite place to visit and play which is always a good thing to hear! They brought with them ...

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3 Doors Down

3 Doors Down, Live Review from Manchester Academy with support from Pop Evil and The Fallen State

Returning to the UK, American rockers 3 Doors Down are back with several headline gigs bringing along with them Pop Evil another great American band and with a spice of brutishness The Fallen State join them. Tonight is going to be filled with nostalgia, rock and roll! Opening up tonight full of confidence, heavy rockers The Fallen State start up. The ...

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theory of a deadman

Theory of a Deadman Live at O2 Ritz Manchester

Theory of a Deadman are back in the UK for the first time in a few years and tonight they kick ass. With this they have two fantastic support acts, Forever Never and Royal Republic. Opening up the show Forever Never have returned to the stage, and it’s their third time here in Manchester. These confidant bunch are eager to ...

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velvet insaine

Interview: Velvet Insane at The Engine Rooms Rock Night

The Swedes have arrived again, this time in the form of rockers, Velvet Insane. We caught up with the guys on their ‘Break Out of Sweden Tour’, which saw the band play shows across the UK and Japan. The band is made up of Jonas Eriksson (vocals),  Jesper Lindgren (guitar), Tobias Reimbertsson (drums), and Niklas Henriksson (bass). They are eager ...

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the amity affliction

The Amity Affliction ‘Never Say Die’ Tour, Manchester

As soon as Being As An Ocean appear Joel (vocals) jumps to the barrier singing and the crowd are loving it! He’s running along the barrier jumping at the crowd and then decides to take a walk through the crowd. The atmosphere is fantastic; I’ve never seen a guy so eager to be up close and personal with the fans. ...

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Third Eye Blind 2015. All photos (c) Chris James Ryan.

Live Review: Third Eye Blind at Academy, Manchester

It’s been a truly unforgettable night. Third Eye Blind were incredible! I’m glad to witness them play in Manchester as part of their UK tour after so many years in the dark. Supporting Third Eye Blind tonight is a rising band, along for the ride called Symmetry. Symmetry are a fresh pop rock band out of LA, setting a positive ...

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Reel Big Fish

Live Review: Reel Big Fish & Suburban Legends, Manchester

Yet again another unforgettable night with Reel Big Fish and a fantastic support performance from Suburban Legends! I must say that Suburban Legends left me shocked by their set, in a good way of course. Each track played was happy, with the ska feels which instantly set a brilliant mood in the room. They played ‘High Fives’ to which everyone ...

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alien ant farm

Alien Ant farm, Hoobastank and P.O.D in Manchester

Well it’s been an interesting night to say the least, full of jokes and random tracks. Firstly the line-up has changed at the last moment as Alien Ant Farm’s bus broke down in Wales while on route to Manchester so with an agreement Hoobastank were happy enough to swap slots and let AAF Headline. To get things in motion P.O.D ...

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enter shakari

Review: Enter Shikari in Manchester

Can you hear the war cry!!?” It’s been a great night with three fantastic acts supporting Enter Shikari – Fathrerson, Allusondrugs and Feed The Rhino. Feed The Rhino After a suspense intro the band members come on stage one by one – to a very warm welcome from the crowd. Lee Tobin (lead singer) comes out and yells “Manchesteeeeeeer!!” and ...

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don broco

Kerrang! Tour: Beartooth, Bury Tomorrow, Young guns, We Are In The Crowd, and Don Broco

This has been an unforgettable night! Five fantastic bands – it’s a mad mix of 2015’s hottest bands on the scene: Beartooth, Bury Tomorrow, Young guns, We Are In The Crowd and Don Broco. Beartooth are the first to play, kicking things into full swing. Though it’s a short set, they were a mega opener. When they played second track, ...

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