Ryann Donnelly

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Ryann Donnelly
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Donnelly in 2009
Background information
Genres punk, Shock rock, metal, Pop music
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Years active 1997-Present
Labels Stolen Transmission, The Control Group, The Lonely Hearts Singles Club
Associated acts Schoolyard Heroes, Blood Cells, Weekend, Aiden, The Fall Of Troy

Ryann was born in Olympia, Washington. Ryann formed the band Schoolyard Heroes with Jonah Bergman, Steve Bonnell, and Brian Turner. The band's first two records, Funeral Sciences and Fantastic Wounds were released on independent label, The Control Group. The band signed to Island/Def Jam subsidiary label, Stolen Transmission in 2007, which released their final album, Abominations. The band announced their break up on November 20, 2009.[1]

Ryann started a similar band, "Blood Cells" with Jonah Bergman and two new members in early 2010.[2][3] After only a few shows together, Ryann left the band and moved to New York, where she now produces pop music through her own label "The Lonely Hearts Singles Club." Ryann played similar pop music with Mark Gajadhar, drummer of The Blood Brothers as the duo "Weekend." .[4]

Musically, Ryann has expressed influences from singers such as Courtney Love and Madonna.[5]


  1. ^ Megan Seling (2009-11-20). "R/I/P/S/Y/H". The Stranger. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Post-Punk Pop Princess (&Total Peach): Ryann Donnelly". Seattle Peach. 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  3. ^ "New Band: BLOOD CELLS - SCHOOLYARD HEROES's MySpace Blog". Myspace. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Chris Kornelis (2010-05-17). "Schoolyard's Ryann Donnelly Splits With Blood Cells, Headed to Grad School in New York". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  5. ^ Paige Richmond (2010-06-26). "Q&A: Ryann Donnelly Talks About Leaving Seattle". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 

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