Ryan McSweeney

Live/Studio Drummer

3 Reviews
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Live Drummer, Recording Drummer, Engineer, Live Arranger, Musical Director, Educator. B.M. Music Performance Berklee College of Music (2021) Avedis Zildjian Award, (2021)

My name is Ryan McSweeney. I am a professional live/studio drummer. What gives me musical leverage is my diverse background and skill set. In addition to being a drummer, I am an audio engineer that complements essential skills including live arrangement design, backing tracks, electronic drum sampling/triggering, for on-stage live performances and more. These skills give me the ability to smoothly and efficiently arrange a performance set for an artist or band with identical sounding live performance, compared to original recordings, with the ability to rearrange and produce for pop and contemporary angled performances.

Let's start making great music! Whether it’s a studio drum recording for a song or album, live performances, looking for a drummer in your band, let's make it happen.

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Tyler Simmons
    by Tyler Simmons

    Ryan is one of the best drummers I know! I had the honour of playing with him in a couple different bands over the years, and each time I’ve grown to love Ryan’s playing even more! Not only that, but Ryan is so down-to-earth, and such a pleasure to hang out with, as well as work with. He’s super professional, and an all around amazing guys! Could not recommend more!! 🎵

  2. Review by Eric Lee
    by Eric Lee

    Best drummer I know! What adds to his greatness are his professionalism and punctuality; Ryan is always a joy to work with because of how reliable he is. He's a super down-to-earth guy who truly loves what he does, and has a genuinely great time doing it. I guarantee that if you work with Ryan just once, you'll want to work with him over and over again.

  3. Review by Keegan Ferrell
    by Keegan Ferrell

    Ryan is one of the best drummers around, and more than that, he is one of the best dudes out there in the world of studio musicians, live performers, etc. I say that because who you are working with is just as essential as what they bring to the table. And while Ryan brings a diverse skill set to each and every project, he brings the professionalism, kindness, communication, and fun spirit to match. It really is a joy working with Ryan. Ryan nails each track in a timely manner, and he's become my go-to drummer for session work. He is an integral part of my production business in Nashville.


Terms Of Service

Two day turn-around maximum. Communication before recordings between artist or producer and myself.

GenresSounds Like
  • Keith Carlock
  • Todd Sucherman
  • Jeff Porcaro
Gear Highlights
  • Music recording/live equipment which includes Audix and Audio-Technica microphones
  • Yamaha SubKick
  • Avid Pro-Tools
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite
  • array of drum sets and snares
  • Roland SPD SX sampler
  • Macbook Pro
  • Sabian and Zildjian cymbals.
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