Ryan Brown is a professional drummer and percussionist in Los Angeles, California. He plays with Los Angeles-based bands SexTapes, AM/FM, The Fuxedos, Madras, and Bridge Of Sighs, and in the bands of artists Arrica Rose, Karem Malicki-Sanchez, WAZ, Colin Armstrong, Josh Canova and rapper J Naugh-T. He has toured with Taiwanese pop star Chyi-Chin, L.A. bands OWL and Ultraviolet, and traveled to Switzerland to play the Bern Jazz Festival with R&B artist Niki Haris. He has recorded tracks and albums with producers Marti Frederiksen, Mikal Reid, Russ Irwin, Rob Seals, Glen Laughlin, Rob Shrock, Brian Dobbs, Klaus Derendorf, Brian Paturalski, Billy Morrison, Larry Crane and David Weisberg, including the hit single "The Real Thing" from Bo Bice. Ryan can also be heard on releases by Foreigner, Circus Diablo, Hannah Montana, Clay Aiken, Cassie Davis, Nick Lachey, Jesse McCartney, Heather Graham, Suzie McNeil (Rock Star INXS), The Cherry Bluestorms and Stephanie McIntosh, as well as on the Hans Zimmer movie soundtracks for Kung Fu Panda and The Dark Knight. Ryan can be seen playing drums in numerous TV shows and movies including Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End, Desperate Housewives, Jag and Samantha Who?. He plays all styles of music, including rock, R&B, jazz, ska, funk, blues, folk and country, and also teaches private drum lessons to students of all ages.
A native of Denver, Colorado, he has played drums and percussion since he was eleven years old. Ryan graduated from Indiana University with a degree in jazz studies and percussion.