Ryan Guldemond

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Ryan Guldemond
Ryan Guldemond
Ryan Guldemond
Background information
OriginCampbell River, British Columbia, Canada
GenresIndie rock
Alternative Rock
Years active2005 (2005)–present
LabelsLast Gang
Mother Mother Performing at Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
Molly Guldemond (left) and Jasmin Parkin (right) perform for British Columbia Day at Deer Lake Park on August 3, 2009.

Ryan Guldemond (born November 24, 1986)[1][2] is the lead vocalist and guitarist of the Canadian indie rock band Mother Mother, which Guldemond formed on Quadra Island, Campbell River, British Columbia with his sister Molly Guldemond (on vocals and keyboard).

Career history[edit]

Guldemond was at music school when he decided to start a band based on vocal-driven pop songs.[3] He recruited his sister Molly along with a friend from college, Debra-Jean Creelman, to accompany his own vocals for the songs they had written. The trio played as an acoustic act in Vancouver in January 2005 before adding drummer Kenton Loewen and bassist Jeremy Page to form Mother, a 5-member band. In the fall of 2005, they independently released a self-titled album.[4][5] Later on, the name of the band was amended to Mother Mother. Guldemond is also an experienced music producer, having worked with Hannah Georgas on her album, This is Good.[6]

Personal history[edit]

Guldemond grew up in Quadra Island in British Columbia, with sister and bandmate, Molly.[7] The siblings did not play together in their youth, only deciding to start a band as adults.[8] Guldemond has described working through issues with substance abuse and has noted that in the past these issues have negatively impacted his relationship with Molly, though their relationship has strengthened post-sobriety.[9] He has discussed sobriety as an important influence on Mother Mother's sixth album, No Culture, particularly the single "The Drugs."[10]


  1. ^ Dharma Arts (Winter 2010). ""Vinyl: A Life Measured in Inches" – where Ryan Guldemond is cited as being 25 years old in winter of 2010". Defiance of Digital. Retrieved September 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Fellow Mother Mother bandmate Jasmin Parkin's Instagram post: "Today I celebrate you. HBD Ryan". Retrieved November 24, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Portoghese, Bill (May 2, 2011). "Mother Mother Interview". The Oswegonian. Retrieved July 1, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Festival Archives: Mother". Montreal International Jazz Festival. Archived from the original on December 18, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Wagner, Vit (June 29, 2006). "Mother grows up quickly". Toronto Star.
  6. ^ "Mother Mother: Identity Crisis". SOCAN Words and Music. February 3, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "Back to the sticks for Mother Mother". windsorstar. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "Mother Mother's Ryan Guldemond talks brand new album, 'Dance & Cry'". Global News. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "Mother Mother's Ryan Guldemond comes clean with honest songwriting". The Georgia Straight. March 15, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  10. ^ Média, Bell. "Mother Mother Singer Ryan Guldemond Opens Up About Drugs, Getting Personal". www.iheartradio.ca. Retrieved April 5, 2021.

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