Ryan Shephard
Ryan Shephard

Ryan Shephard

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Introduction: ***Minimum fee of $800, please do not contact if budget is below as Thumbtack charges vendors per request*** A seasoned professional delivering a masterfully curated touch to any event. Want to watch a video? Click 'Featured Projects' > 'See all' > Videos are located within! You can also search "Ryan Shephard Music" on YouTube! I have 15+ years of experience and have performed at hundreds of live events across the United States. I specialize in bringing live entertainment to a wide variety of private and public events such as weddings, corporate events, birthday & holiday parties, music venues, bars & restaurants, or anything else that needs the boost of live music either being the center of attention or background ambience. Check out my song list by searching "Ryan Shephard Music" on Google to find my website! My goal is to work with you to create a night to remember. Let's collaborate on a song list and what will work best for you and your guests! Background: Ryan Shephard is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Cincinnati, OH, (Now located in Chicago, IL) with a large repertoire of experience ranging in numerous different genres of music and musical accolades. He’s played in dozens of bands all over the United States, most notably Freak Mythology, with 600+ shows played in his 15+ year career as a professional musician. Ryan's first original project, Freak Mythology, was started in 2012 as an original project and has won multiple national and international awards for their music. In 2018, Ryan began playing in numerous cover acoustic bands that toured hundreds of venues across 14 states. Ryan now primarily plays in the greater Chicagoland area, as well as Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, Minnesota and Ohio at all sorts of different private and public events. Note from the artist: I absolutely love playing live music because of the connection we can create through it. Quality is my expertise! Let me give you a night to remember. I offer a standard one-man acoustic set for a starting price of $800, and potential availability for acoustic duo and trio sets! Not sure about booking just yet? Check out my Facebook page to see when I'm playing in the Greater Chicago area and come say hello! Professional Accolades: - Thumbtack Top Pro 2021, 2022, & 2023 - Past clients include Milwaukee Tool, Fresenius Kabi, Ventas Inc, St. Louis Post, and many more - 2 time Nominee for ‘Best Rock Act’ in the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. (2018, 2019) - 1st place in the Madison Theater Band Challenge 2018, the largest Battle of the Bands style competitions in the Midwest. - UK Rock Blog PRNAV's Album of the Year 2017. - 1st Place in Cincinnati’s Next Big Band Competition 2017. - Featured in numerous films, including the opening scene of award-winning film director Martin Neveu’s short film, “Feeling Station”. - Selected artist to play at Bunbury Music Festival, Jersey Shore Music Festival, OHMSTEAD Music Festival, Rhythm Brew Music & Arts Festival, and many more national and regional music festivals. - Local & national FM radio airplay. - Local, national, & international online radio airplay. - 50,000+ combined streams on all major music platforms. - Thousands of copies of 'Freak Mythology' sold. Some Press: "Truly stunning varied selection - current and original yet so evocative of years gone by - a true pleasure to have heard it" — 'Donald Strachen on the Radio' - Donald Strachen “For me it is my 2017 Album of the Year and it will take a lot for any band to beat it." — Pete Divine - PRNAV (2017) “Discovering Freak Mythology, a four piece from Cincinnati, is a refreshing breath of Americana-embedded alternative rock and roll." — Charles Frank - The Jamwich Magazine
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Current Top Pro

Hired 39 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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12 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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2023

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2021

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This pro delivers exceptional music performances with a vast repertoire, engaging audiences with their warm voice and guitar skills. Customers praise their responsiveness, flexibility, and professionalism, often requesting their services for future events.

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Asher G.
Jan 15, 2024
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Hired on Thumbtack

We hired Ryan to play and sing at our office Holiday party. He responded within 30 minutes of my request. We had a phone conversation the next day and discussed our needs. He showed up early to set up on the coldest night of the year. His music set a very warm and exciting atmosphere for our party. He plays and sings beautifully and has a large repertoire of music to request for his set list. Thanks for a great evening!

Details: Holiday party • 26 - 50 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Guitar • Vocals • Rock / classic rock • Oldies • Jazz / Blues • Covers • Other

Ryan Shephard's reply
Asher, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this! I had an awesome time... hopefully next time we have better weather! Ryan
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Community T.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ryan goes above and beyond! Professional, quick to respond, enthusiastic, and oh can he sing! We were blown away by Ryan's performance, it was exactly what we had envisioned for our event. We had a themed event and Ryan worked with us on creating a set list that was perfect! We would highly recommend working with Ryan and would hire him again!

Details: Fundraiser • 201 - 250 guests • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Band • Vocals • Guitar • No preference • Country / bluegrass • Covers • Banquet hall / ballroom

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Sarah V.
Mar 11, 2024
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Ryan was a fantastic part of my St. Patrick’s Day party. He is a fabulous musician and professional. My guests loved him and he was a great sport

Details: General event / party • 51 - 75 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Band • No preference • Pop / top 40 • Rock / classic rock • Covers • Other

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Ron G.
Sep 7, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Ryan was amazing !! Put on a absolutely great show for our event . Exactly what we were looking for and we’ve already booked him for another event !!! Couldn’t be happier with the experience!!

Details: General event / party • 151 - 200 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Band • No preference • Rock / classic rock • Country / bluegrass • Covers • Outdoors

Ryan Shephard's reply
Ron, Thanks so much for your review. This was one of my favorite events from 2023 and I can't wait for the next one! Wishing you and your family the best in 2024! Ryan
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Nikolina D.
Jun 19, 2023
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Ryan was great! We booked Ryan for an intimate Father’s Day Brunch. He kept the brunch crowd engaged. His voice and guitar playing was spectacular and we will definitely bring him back for more shows. Thanks, Ryan!

Details: General event / party • 51 - 75 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Vocals • Band • No preference • Jazz / Blues • Other

Ryan Shephard's reply
Nikolina, Thank you for your review! Your venue was incredible and you and the rest of the staff was fantastic to me. Best of luck! Ryan
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