Mark Ryan of Paranormal City, has toured the United States, United Kingdom and scored three number one hits with his self-produced extended plays. The social media blitz that follows hot on his accounts show the signs of the next up coming Pop Star, although he’s an alternative Pop musician, many doors don’t seem shut for this ambitious teenager,who is regularly getting national radio exposure on RTE and BBC Radio. Mark Ryan is set to soar:
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Mark Ryan : Started making instrumentals and producing for other artists online, that’s how I made some money from it and thank god that’s over, then I started uploading my own songs.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Mark Ryan : Many people, mainly others around me I realized, some personal teachers helped me achieve my confidence. Other than them just famous singers, Kurt Cobain, Madonna etc.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent EP ‘In My Arms’?
Mark Ryan : Well, it’s the most punk pop and mature sounding record I’ve made thus far, but it still deals with teenage angst and growing pains, on the simple things in life like crushes and day dream love, simple yet fun songs, really written for the audience, I’ll admit.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Mark Ryan : Fantastic, so much support, I’ve just been nominated for a Pure M Music Award for Best Solo Male, I think they really enjoyed “Let You Go”. I’ll be there in August for the ceremony.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Mark Ryan : On stage, it’s very controlled and after a while contrived. In the studio you can hone your work until perfection, on stage it’s rigorously thought out and it’s like clock work now. I just put on my wig and go. Writing is very different, like two different worlds. Creating the music is probably the most exciting for me. But I love a good stage show.
Twist Online: Any up coming artist’s you’re excited about?
Mark Ryan : Yes, Poppy is amazing, Trisha Paytas is going to be huge, already are, to be honest, just on the brink of super-stardom, also look out for Aine Camhil, she is wonderful, Keywest, Chris Haze, Craig Gallagher, Gavin James.
Twist Online : You have toured so many venues recently. Any particular tour that’s unforgettable?
Mark Ryan : Yes, the first time in America was incredible, like such a new found freedom, I was turning 18, so it was a bizarre rush of a few months, everything changed. A very exciting time period in general.
Twist Online : What would you say your main achievements and awards are you’ve achieved so far?
Mark Ryan : For me, my fans are my everything. The support for them is incredible. Nominations are an amazing honour, but touring and having a tangible experience in life with fans and music, is all down to the support you receive, I couldn’t do anything without them. I hope to never let anyone of them down, it’s honestly the most inspiring thing to me, seeing all their wit and opinions on twitter, it’s gotten me through a lot.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Mark Ryan : Yes. It’s a big surprise, haha, sorry, it’s very new, very different, very bold.