On the song “First Light” RRO was pleased to welcome the addition of guitarist Ryan McKay to the ranks. Ryan is an award winning guitarist/singer/songwriter based in Phoenix. He has worked with several notable musicians including members of Black Sabbath/Ozzy Ozbourne, Dio, Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Badlands, and Jeff Beck.
Currently, Ryan is performing with his original project Crash Street Kids and Louis Prima Jr.
Crash Street Kids have released 5 critically acclaimed albums. In 2007, the album Chemical Dogs was voted ‘album of the year’ in the UK. In the US, the single ‘Mandy and the Leapers’ (composed and sung by Ryan) was named song of the year at the Hollywood Fame Awards.
Louis Prima Jr is the son of the legendary jazz giant known for such hits as Jump, Jive and Wail, Just a Gigalo, and Disney’s Jungle Book. Ryan’s swinging guitar can be heard on the band’s debut album ‘Return of the Wildest’, on tour and coast to coast on national television broadcasts.
In addition to writing, recording and touring Ryan also dedicates his time to teaching guitar to future rock stars young and old. He is also been a panelist on the National Engineering Society’s seminar series ‘The Other Side of the Glass’.