“It has a ton of twang, and is folky enough to come right out of the east coast! Ryan Problems has a punk-rock voice and it reminds me a lot of bands like PUP, Millencolin, NOFX, and maybe Pennywise! It’s a gritty, raspy, and high voice. I was blown away by just how eclectic their sound is.” – More Than Melody Concert Review by Justin Presley
“An impressive performance. They were tight, they were funny, they were very musical. Their songs were a nice mix of originals and covers. They consistently delivered with smooth tempo changes, impressive shifts in dynamics, and great ability to morph the song style from blues to rockabilly and more.” – Brian Risk for Brian Risk Music Productions
“Ryan Problems & The Solutions show that they have a solid influence and as a band they have clearly moved forward in the indie/folk direction. “
“The record takes on an interesting approach to indie/folk music. The instrumentals are strong and keep the vibe of being driven in focus. The album is interesting to listen and does provide a slight twist on the indie rock genre that bands like Mumford and Sons and The Naked and Famous have brought into focus. ” said Chelsea Lewis in a review of Please Stop Cryin’ for the Celebrity Cafe
Local Band Releases First Album – NorthBayNippising
Ryan Problems and The Solutions are a rockabilly blues, party punk country band from North Bay, Ontario. They are Number #1 in the region for this very specific genre. The Solutions’ rhythm section is comprised of James Ahola holding it down on the upright bass and Jim Mad Dog Mason on drums. If you don’t believe in unicorns you won’t believe how Mike Favretto shreds the mandolin. You’ll believe in both when the night is through. Ryan Problems sings, dances and plays the guitar while leading you on a nostalgic journey through Canadiana and some guilty pleasures. The live show has been known to go from classic rock to dance pop with little to no warning.