Ryan Key
American musician
Ryan Key
Ryan Key is an American rock musician. He is best known for being the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American pop punk band Yellowcard, and one of the two lead singers in his side project Big If.
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Like him or not, Ryan key to debate
CNN - over 4 years
David Rothkopf says ignore the Twitter news cycle and consider: Paul Ryan as Romney's VP pick could mark the arrival of a true Republican national viewpoint
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Yellowcard Announce Single Tour Dates - FemaleFirst.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Vocalist/guitarist Ryan Key says of the shows "It is really a dream come true for us to be sharing the stage with Saves The Day, a band that has been such an influence on our music through the years. The fact that it is for our first full headlining
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Carr. Newman Smith gets test in Denton Ryan - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Newman Smith didn't exactly light it up last week and will face one of the best defenses in the state in Ryan. Key matchup: Ryan's running game vs. Newman Smith's defense. If the Trojans are going to stay in this game, they'll need to keep Ryan from
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Austin Peay Governors vs. Cincinnati Bearcats - Clarksville Online
Google News - over 5 years
With four-year starter and APSU record holder Ryan Key gone as the Govs punter, Stephen Stansell is expected to do double duty at least early in the season. Freshman Ben Campbell, who also is a tight end, also is on board as a punting specialist
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Album Review Every Avenue - Bad Habits - FemaleFirst.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Kicking off with the huge 'Tie Me Down' (which was co-written by Yellowcard member Ryan Key), their third album is already one of the best rock releases of the year so far. In a scene over-saturated with bands trying too hard to find a gimmick,
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Yellowcard @ W2, Den Bosch - ROAR Nieuws
Google News - over 5 years
Vooral veel muziek voor de uitzinnige fans, die zonder aarzelen elke instructie van frontman Ryan Key opvolgen. Er volgt na een royale set een uitgebreid afscheid, waar de band van terug blijft komen en natuurlijk de klassiekers 'Ocean Avenue' en 'Only
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Stansell getting his kicks for Governors - Clarksville Online
Google News - over 5 years
Stansell could be asked to even handle the punting duties now that four-year starter Ryan Key has graduated. However, a pair of freshmen, Ben Campbell, who doubles as a tight end, and Walter Spears, a walk-on, also could figure prominently in the
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VISTA: Bringing hope to children - North County Times
Google News - over 5 years
Pictured are Sam Beukema, left, Key Club adviser and Kiwanis member; Brontee Ryan, Key Club class representative; Cyndee Horn, Key Club faculty adviser; Kenzie Horn, Key Club vice president; and Julie King, Kiwanis Club member. Students raised $1000 in
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Football Govs set to report Sunday - Clarksville Online
Google News - over 5 years
In fact, with the departure of four-year starter Ryan Key at punter, the Govs may be seeking just one newcomer to step into a starting role. “We are going to be looking at couple of wide receivers-we signed five-to help us immediately and one of the
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Yellowcard e Elton John - Paraná-Online
Google News - over 5 years
Ryan Key (vocal e guitarra), Sean Mackin (violino e vocais), Ryan Mendez (guitarra), Longineu Parsons III (bateria) e Sean O'Donnell (baixo) prometem para o público brasileiro um repertório que passeia pelos principais sucessos da carreira como "Ocean
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El equilibrio ideal - El Acople
Google News - over 5 years
Ryan Key (voz y guitarra) es la cara visible y quién se lleva todas las miradas. Sin embargo, el que se entrega por completo es su compañero Mackin, con arengas constantes. El tercer músico en preponderancia es su batero Longineu W. Parsons III,
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Izaias, Vanessa, Sueli e Celso no animado jantar dançante do Clube Dom Pedro II. - Paraná-Online
Google News - over 5 years
Ryan Key (vocal e guitarra), Sean Mackin (violino e vocais), Ryan Mendez (guitarra), Longineu Parsons III (bateria) e Sean O'Donnell (baixo) prometem para o público brasileiro um repertório que passeia pelos principais sucessos da carreira como "Ocean
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Doud falls short in attempt to repeat championship - Gates-Chili Post
Google News - over 5 years
Ryan Key relieved Wandtke and threw well for nearly five innings, giving up three runs on six hits. Leading the way for Doud offensively was Zack Lander; also contributing were Jimmy Latona, Elliott Eckerson and Connor Hamilton
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Yellowcard and Saves The Day announce UK dates - Altsounds.com
Google News - over 5 years
Vocalist/guitarist Ryan Key says of the shows "It is really a dream come true for us to be sharing the stage with Saves The Day, a band that has been such an influence on our music through the years. The fact that it is for our first full headlining
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Serious injuries in moped accident - WTHI
Google News - over 5 years
They say Ryan Key of Indianapolis was driving his car when he rear-ended a moped. 29-year-old April Davis and 43-year-old David Scott, of Terre Haute were thrown from the moped. Davis was taken to Union hospital with unknown injuries
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«Welcome to» Simple Plan au Festival d'été de Québec - Québec Hebdo
Google News - over 5 years
Le quintette rock a assuré une grande interaction avec le public, tant et si bien que le chanteur-guitariste Ryan Key a conjugué les fonctions de musicien et d'animateur de foule, n'hésitant pas à s'arrêter entre chaque pièce pour lancer quelques
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Doud Post sweeps Greece Post - Penfield Post
Google News - over 5 years
Doud Post pitcher Ryan Key embraces Sean Gerritse (left) following his game-winning hit in the bottom of the seventh inning to compete a sweep of Greece Post by identical 5-4 scores on Thursday
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Review: Yellowcard at Summit, 6/15/11 - Westword (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Bandleader Ryan Key led everyone in big jumps to the beats, violinist Sean Mackin bounding from the drum riser and somehow still gracefully playing his stringed instrument. Songs like "Breathing" and "Fighting" came off with ease, and "Rough Landing,
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Yellowcard Announces 2011 Fall Headlining Tour - Just So You Know
Google News - over 5 years
... a wide range of songs from their seven-album discography, including their latest single, 'Hang You Up.' We. Can't. Wait. Check out a full list of fall tour dates at YellowcardRock.com/tour, and read our exclusive interview with frontman Ryan Key here
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ryan Key
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 35
    In August 2015 Key started a Kickstarter campaign for his new project The Lone Tree Recordings.
    More Details Hide Details The goal is to reach $75,000 by September 20 so Key can start his record label. One of the first bands to record will be one of his side music projects Will & The Whiskeymen. He states on the Kickstater page that the band's EP will be a Kickstarter backer exclusive. In 2008, Key worked with Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy in a film called Moustachette. He has appeared as a Made coach on the MTV series MADE and featured in MTV Cribs. He also had an appearance as a party goer in the 2008 film, Cloverfield and appeared in the film How to Make Love to a Woman in 2010.
    In January and February 2015 Key stayed in Stockholm, Sweden where he produced a new album for Like Torches.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    Key and fellow Yellowcard member Ryan Mendez spent May 2012 producing and recording the Like Torches album Keep Your Head High.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    Key also contributed guest vocals on a new Silverstein song, entitled "Stay Posi", released in early 2011.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 27
    Paper Walls was released in the U.S. on July 17, 2007, the album debuted at number 13 on the U.S. Billboard 200 selling about 40,000 copies in its first week.
    More Details Hide Details The band spent the rest of the year promoting their new album nonstop since its release while touring with Linkin Park and Blue October. Yellowcard released their live album Live from Las Vegas at the Palms on January 22, 2008. In April 2008 Yellowcard officially announced an "indefinite hiatus" canceling their European and acoustic tours. The band stated the reason why they went on hiatus was to focus on their personal lives for the time. On August 1, 2010, it was confirmed that Yellowcard had ended their hiatus and was working on a new record, titled When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes to be released on Hopeless Records in early 2011. The band toured Europe March 2011 alongside All Time Low. During the Yellowcard hiatus Ryan also started singing in a side project entitled "Big If" with singer Sean O'Donnell of Reeve Oliver. Big If has released several songs on their MySpace page, but have not yet released a record. They are not currently signed to a record deal. Although they have never officially announced their break-up, all members of the band are now in Yellowcard and the band's Twitter and MySpace pages have been removed.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    In 2005 Parsons went with the other band members to Los Angeles while Key and Mosely moved to New York City to create new material for their next album.
    More Details Hide Details Lead guitarist Ben Harper left the band in April after finishing guitar tracks for the album. The band then asked Ryan Mendez from the band Staring Back to become the new lead guitarist. The album Lights and Sounds was released in January 2006, unlike their last album Ocean Avenue, Lights and Sounds broke away from the band's pop punk sound to a more alternative rock album. The album peaked at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200. The title track, "Lights and Sounds", was the first single, released a week before the album. It peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks. Lights and Sounds did well on the charts and reviews, but failed to match the 2 million sales of the band's previous album. On October 16, 2006, the band re-entered the studio to begin pre-production on their next album.
  • 2002
    Age 22
    Yellowcard then began the recording of their major-label debut album Ocean Avenue in late 2002, gaining the band major success.
    More Details Hide Details Mosely left during recording of the album due to personal problems. The band then asked Alex Lewis to join as the bass guitarist. Yellowcard released their album Ocean Avenue on July 22, 2003 hitting at number 23 on U.S. Billboard 200, the album was a commercial success in the United States with the hit singles Way Away, Ocean Avenue, and Only One. In late 2004 Lewis left the band after Peter Mosely rejoined as the band's bassist.
  • 2000
    Age 20
    Key is an original member of Yellowcard with him being a second rhythm guitarist, he left the band a month before recording their debut album. Key came back and replaced Ben Dobson as Yellowcard's lead singer in 2000 after being asked by guitarist Ben Harper.
    More Details Hide Details The band then released the Still Standing EP in early 2000. Shortly after the release of their EP, Todd Clary left the band. Key then became rhythm guitarist as well. The band then moved to Camarillo, CA after being signed to Lobster Records. They then began working on their next album. The group released their third album, One for the Kids in 2001 and followed up with The Underdog EP in 2002. After the release of The Underdog EP, Warren Cooke left the band due to personal reasons. The band later asked close friend Peter Mosely from Inspection 12, to become the band's new bass guitarist. After Yellowcard released The Underdog EP the band signed with Capitol Records, who were looking to sign pop punk bands at the time.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Born
    Key was born as William Ryan Key on December 17, 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida.
    More Details Hide Details He began to play piano at the age of 7 and guitar at 13. He attended Episcopal High School of Jacksonville before transferring to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts from which he graduated. Ryan then attended Florida State University together with fellow musician Dan McLintock from the local pop punk band Inspection 12, inviting Ryan to perform guest vocals on their 1999 album Step Into the Fire for the song "Nothing to Lose". They majored in theater for a short while before dropping out to go to Santa Cruz, California and audition together for the Tooth & Nail punk rock band Craig's Brother, which was looking for two guitarists and backup vocalists. They were successful, but after touring for a while, at one time representing the band as an acoustic duo at the Cornerstone Festival, the band's van broke down and with the tour abruptly cancelled, Ryan moved back to Jacksonville and took a shift at Chili's with bandmate and friend Sean Mackin.
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