Bonnaroo Artist | Phoebe Ryan
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Saturday | The Who Stage | 5:45-6:30pm
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2015 lineup. In addition to the main stage acts, we also want to be sure to give the Club Stage bands some love, so, for the remainder of our coverage, we’ll be doubling up with a second daily spotlight. They might be the smallest artists on Bonnaroo’s bill, but the Club Stage bands some of the best and most exciting up and coming acts around. As with our main stage previews, we’ll start from the bottom and work our way up. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Club Stage Band of the Day…
Los Angeles based, Texas born, New Jersey raised singer Phoebe Ryan is a newcomer to the scene, but has already turned heads with her well produced covers and a couple of original singles. Like a whole new crop of electro-influenced, alternative pop singers, Ryan employs the use of glossy synths, hip hop and r&b informed production, soaring melodies, and haunting hooks. Though she’s not trying to reinvent the wheel, it’s usually the voice that makes most pop stars these days, and Ryan certainly has that- think of her as Lights meets Grimes meets Banks meets CAPPA.
We haven’t heard about a date for a debut album’s release, but we have gotten a couple of singles to accompany her wildly popular mashup of R. Kelly’s “Ignition” and Miguel’s “Do You.” Have a listen to her most recently released original single “Dead” below, and then check out the well done video for “Ignition/Do You” to see why this youngster might steal your heart at the Sonic Stage on Saturday night! We love catching singers on the brink of blowing up, and Phoebe Ryan certainly fits the bill.
LISTEN | “Dead”
WATCH | “Ignition / Do You…” (R.Kelly / Miguel Cover)