About Ryan Thomas Smelle

Ryan Thomas Smelle is a singer/songwriter that has been playing in and around the Niagara Region for over 20 years.  He is often found performing solo as ‘Ryan Thomas Smelle’ or as a duo/trio under the name the ‘Ryan Thomas Band’.  His music crosses many genres and includes acoustic, folk, pop, rock, country and adult contemporary.  Ryan will liven up any venue with his charismatic performing and interactive crowd engagement all while providing some ear pleasing melodies. Ryan’s passion for creating his own original works has re-emerged after a hiatus from the music scene to take care of issues with his young and growing family.  He is now the proud father of two.  These personal experiences have helped Ryan to grow emotionally and creatively as a song-writer helping him to offer heartfelt lyrics and soulful songs. Ryan is open to a variety of cover performances, as well, playing hits from the 60’s to today in a variety of genres. Enjoy Ryan Thomas Smelle’s new style of songwriting on all streaming platforms, or dive into his older pop rock catalogue, on the website, to experience his songwriting evolution.  You can also catch him at a venue near you and enjoy some engaging family friendly music that will make you tap your foot and move along.

ABOUT THE SONG: “Love Monkeys” – out on June 21st

“This song and video are 15 years in the making. When my wife and I were first dating, I had bought these stuffed monkeys that were hugging each other and in a flash of about 5 minutes I penned this song for her. Over the years I’ve played this song, and it’s changed and morphed quite a bit. Everyone who ever hears it loves it. I do play this song quite frequently live and people seem to be singing along by the end despite never hearing it. It is really a nod to those feelings you get when you are first falling in love or in that exciting phase of a new relationship.
Ryan Thomas Smelle

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For any more information on the artist, email pr@fromthestrait.com

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