Ryan Oakes

Artist Information

Hometown

Denver, CO

Favorite Artists

Bands: Misery Signals, In Flames, Black Dahlia Murder are a few of my favs. I love all music when it comes down to it! I love Oldies, Roy Orbison is fucking awesome! Big Nirvana fan. Raymond Herrera & Dave Suzuki are a big reason i play heavy music! My best friend/band member/brother Wes Moralez is a big influence. He is 100% Real and Kicks major ass

Favorite Place Travelled

Traveling anywhere is awesome! I absolutely love playing on the road. I can't say i have a favorite location really.. LA is always fun. Vegas! Im definitely looking forward to traveling a whole lot more in my career as a drummer

Band Name

Son Survivor & Lola Black

Website

www.lolablackmusic.com www.facebook.com/sonsurvivor

Genre

Metal/Progressive/Hard Rock

Pre-Show Rituals

I always have a practice pad handy, basic stretching and rudiments, make sure I'm loose and relaxed

What I Do For Fun

I love to cook! Love living in Denver, there are so many things to do in this city and state. the mountains are amazing! I love art, tattoos, working out, movies and staying a Mile High, of course..

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Biography

Been drumming most of my life. Grew up around some major musical influences. My Uncle, Dave Mineo is a great drummer and watching him at a very young age convinced me that I was born to be behind a drum kit. Later in life jamming and living with my Dad, Bob Oakes (R.I.P.) was an amazing experience and very influential in my playing today. I put everything i have into my music. you can see that in my live performance.

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