Ryan Seaman

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Ryan Seaman
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Ryan Seaman, Rock im Park 2014
Background information
Birth nameRyan Eric Seaman
Born (1983-09-23) September 23, 1983 (age 35)
Oxnard, California, U.S.
OriginPark City, Utah, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • Vocals
  • drums
  • percussion
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
Years active2002–present
Associated acts

Ryan Eric Seaman (born September 23, 1983) is an American musician and singer who is known as the longest tenured drummer for the band Falling in Reverse. He is also the drummer and backing vocalist of the rock duo I Don't Know How But They Found Me.

Musical career[edit]

Early years (2002–2011)[edit]

In 2002, Seaman got his first touring opportunity to play on the Vans Warped Tour, drumming for Lookout Records artist The Eyeliners.[1]

In 2005, Seaman joined the band of post-hardcore I Am Ghost,[2] recording some tracks for their debut album, Lovers' Requiem, released in 2006.[3] In April 2009 he joined the pop rock band The Bigger Lights,[4] participating in two albums and an EP,[5][6] leaving the band in May 2011. He has also participated as a drummer with artists such as The Brobecks,[7] My Favorite Highway and Aiden.[8]

Falling in Reverse (2011–2017)[edit]

In late May 2011, Seaman officially joined the post-hardcore band, Falling in Reverse,[9][10] replacing Scott Gee. The band released their first album, The Drug in Me Is You on July 26. Although he did not participate in the recording of the album, he is credited as part of the band.[11] Seaman performed on the band's second studio album Fashionably Late, released on June 18, 2013. The band released their third studio album Just Like You on February 24, 2015.

Around the time of the band's fourth and most recent release with Seaman, Coming Home, it was rumored that he had parted ways with the band.[12] This was confirmed when the band performed on May 8, without Seaman and with Chris Kamrada now playing drums for the band.[citation needed]

Icon for Hire (2017–2018)[edit]

Prior to the controversy with Falling in Reverse, Seaman announced on April 6, 2017 that he would play supporting drums for rock band Icon for Hire starting May 3, 2017.[13][14]

I Don't Know How But They Found Me (2016–present)[edit]

Seaman performed drums on Dallon Weekes' various solo efforts, which led to Weekes proposing the idea to present it as a duo under the name I Don't Know How But They Found Me.[15] Seaman and Weekes started playing small shows in late 2016, but kept it secret. They debuted at Emo Nite Los Angeles' 2-year anniversary event on December 6, 2016.[16] After the show, different sources wrote about a "new side project" by Seaman and Weekes, and confirmed the band name.[17][18] Even when confronted with photos and videos taken at the shows, the duo denied the whole project for months,[19] as they did not want to exploit their name recognition and association with the well-known bands they played in.[20]

Other projects[edit]

In November 2014, Seaman was featured on Dallon Weekes' Christmas song titled "Sickly Sweet Holidays".[21] Seaman also performed on Weekes' second Christmas single titled "Please Don't Jump (It's Christmas)", released in November 2016.[22]


With Aiden
With I Am Ghost
With The Bigger Lights
  • The Bigger Lights (2010)
  • Battle Hymn (2011)
With Dallon Weekes
  • "Sickly Sweet Holidays" (2014)
  • "Please Don't Jump (It's Christmas)" (2016)
With Falling in Reverse
With I Don't Know How But They Found Me


  1. ^ "Bigger Lights's Ryan Seaman - Modern Drummer Magazine". April 7, 2010. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "I Am Ghost Biography on Allmusic".
  3. ^ "Lover's Requiem Credit's on Allmusic".
  4. ^ "The Bigger Lights Biography".
  5. ^ "Fiction Fever Credits on Allmusic".
  6. ^ "The Bigger Lights Album Credits on Allmusic".
  7. ^ "Ryan Seaman joins The Brobecks".
  8. ^ "Ryan Seaman on Facebook".[non-primary source needed]
  9. ^ "The Bigger Lights drummer joins Falling in Reverse on Alt. Press".
  10. ^ "Falling in Reverse Biography on Allmusic".
  11. ^ "The Drug in Me Is You on Allmusic".
  12. ^ "Falling In Reverse and drummer Ryan Seaman appear to have parted ways". Alternative Press. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  13. ^ "Falling in Reverse Drummer Ryan Seaman to fill in on drums for Icon For Hire". Sound Link Magazine. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "Ryan Seaman on Twitter". Ryan Seaman. Retrieved April 29, 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  15. ^ Riddell, Rose (August 21, 2017). "Interview: I Don't Know How But They Found Me's Dallon Weekes on his upcoming album". Coup De Main Magazine. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  16. ^ "Beyond The Stage Magazine - January 2018". Issuu. p. 41. Retrieved February 11, 2018. The band debuted at Emo Nite Los Angeles' 2-year anniversary party without much notice or information.
  17. ^ Radio, idobi (December 6, 2016). "2 familiar faces with a new side project sup Idk How But They Found Me?! @emonightlapic.twitter.com/kQjVh3iCJc". @idobiradio. Retrieved September 27, 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  18. ^ "Emo Nite's Two-Year Celebration at Echo/Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA". musicconnection.com. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  19. ^ Riddell, Rose (August 21, 2017). "Interview: I Don't Know How But They Found Me's Dallon Weekes on his upcoming album". Coup De Main Magazine. Retrieved February 11, 2018. I Don’t Know How But They Found Me have already played a slew of secret shows, and up until a few weeks ago, had denied all existence of the band online.
  20. ^ "First Look + Q&A: I Don't Know How But They Found Me Travels From The '80s To Release Debut Track & Video / Ones To Watch". Ones To Watch. Retrieved February 11, 2018. We knew if we going the standard route of a press release and a big announcement: “Hey come look at us,”–that there would already be a built in fan base, ready to come see. We didn’t want to exploit that. We didn’t want to take advantage of fans that way.
  21. ^ Sharp, Tyler. "Panic! At The Disco, Falling In Reverse members team up for Christmas song". Alternative Press. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  22. ^ "Dallon Weekes – Please Don't Jump (It's Christmas)". Bandcamp. Retrieved December 14, 2016.

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