About Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. ChrisRyanNYC.com won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

The 10 Best Albums of 2022

Rock and pop shined triumphantly as multilingual music became more mainstream, personalisation came to the forefront, TikTok acted as a career launchpad, short videos gained power, and further blending of genres exploded! It’s a great time to be an active listener … Continue Reading

TORO Y MOI North American and Australian Tour Dates + MOVIE

LISTEN: https://toroymoi.deadoc.co/mahal GOES BY SO FAST: A MAHAL FILM Trailer SEE: https://youtu.be/LA7nBLZpkMM What the press is saying about MAHAL: “playfully electric” Cool Hunting “toe-tappin’, spine-slithering grooves” KCRW “a slinky psych-funk jam, powered by bass, tambourine and Bear’s breezy, Bootsy Collins-esque … Continue Reading

SEE: Exceptional New Psychedelic | The Lazy Eyes – “Fuzz Jam”

The Lazy Eyes are a psychedelic rock band from Sydney, Australia compromised of 4 young guys that all met in HS and started their career playing shows locally. They have just released their debut album Songbook and we are surprisingly stunned by … Continue Reading

REVIEW: Antoine Diligent – La Forma

Antoine Diligent’s follow-up to Futurisms is a whimsical trip through the human-psyche compromised of exceptional psychedelic instrumentals. On La Forma Diligent sings “you better know what you want to say before you put on a show” and it’s a clear … Continue Reading

HEAR: Radiohead Members – The Smile – “You’ll Never Work In Television Again”

Johnny Greenwood, Thom Yorke, and Tom Skinner aka The Smile deliver a raw rock number with “You Will Never Work In Television Again”—reminiscent of their work on the Bends and 80s post-punk. It is refreshing to hear these guy get back … Continue Reading

SEE: George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” 50th Anniversary Video

Fred Armisen and Vanessa Bayer star in a video featuring Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, “Weird Al,” Jon Hamm, Tim & Eric, Patton Oswalt, Mark Hamill, and many others join this all-star cast for the 50th anniversary of “My Sweet Lord” … Continue Reading

The 10 Best Albums of 2021

It was a year of recovery and hope with a sprinkle of setbacks. Music had no setbacks and some of the best albums of the last decade were released with the list we have below. Check it out and let … Continue Reading

HEAR: Sprawling Psych-Rock from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Melbourne-based band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released their 18th album Butterfly 3000–a sprawling psych-rock ear catcher. The band employees the use of MIDI sequences and synth-programming and does so with perfection. Songs like “Interior People”, “Catching Smoke” … Continue Reading