"…a classic rock-influenced, high energy affair filled with big hooks and frenzied riffs." - Central Track
There’s a reason legions of young rock fans fall in love with their parents’ record collection. It’s the same reason so many radio stations still play classic rock: Great music never gets old. It's what prompted singer/songwriter Ryan Michael to form a band inspired by American Roots Rock (Tom Petty, CCR) meets British Invasion (Beatles, Kinks).
Along with guitarist/vocalist Nick Snyder, bassist/vocalist Red Coker, pianist Matthew Vasquez and drummer Dan Malone, The Roomsounds make their own sound for the modern era - a young man’s take on timeless rock.
After performing over 300 shows supporting their sophomore effort “Elm St.”, including a headlining European Tour, the band shows no sign of slowing down despite the common struggles of the musical landscape.
“We’ve survived line-up changes, different managers, booking agents, bad deals, empty clubs. You just have to maintain a positive outlook that you’d be doing this with or without any funding or backing. I’ll be making records and playing shows til I die. It’s what I do - I’ve been in a band since I was 14 years old. It’s the only thing I know how to do,” says Michael.
The Dallas Observer thought the band’s 2012 self-titled debut album was “consistent with their Keith Richards and Tom Petty worship, an unpretentious album of purist rock ‘n’ roll riffs.” Rodney Hall, owner of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, heard the band through a friend and dug their sound so much he invited the band to FAME Studios to record their sophomore album, "Elm St."
“It really inspired us to bring our A game,” admits Michael. “Even in the control room, you see Duane Allman outtakes on tape and it’s really hitting home. 'OK, some really great people came out of here.' I think it really inspired us to be the best we could be.” And like their heroes, The Roomsounds craft songs durable enough to become tomorrow’s classics.