The name RyanDan represents much more than just the obvious combination pun on the first names of monozygotic twins Ryan and Dan. Rather, it reflects a inseparable covenant, an unconditional solidarity that goes so incredibly much that the audience ultimately can not say exactly when or where the voice of the one ends and the other begins. listen this brothers - and really engage with them to establish a connection - means to go on an emotional journey that you may not experience all day. The intensity is simply breathtaking.
As the youngest of five children grew up in Toronto, Ryan and Dan Kowarsky developed early a marked propensity to opera music. They grew up with the songs of legends like Mario Lanza or Luciano Pavarotti. A bit later, in the teenage years, it was the pop harmonies of the Bee Gees, the melodies of Stevie Wonder and the gentle RB songs from Boyz II Men
that they no longer wanted to go from the adolescent minds.
Always by her father, a successful opera singer, mentor, Ryan and Dan spent countless evenings of their youth in order, keep track his performances from the side of the stage.
"We never had singing lessons or official practice sessions," explains Dan. Yet their voices glide effortlessly from baritone to soprano draw from vociferous singing to light-footed falsetto, by an overwhelming clarity and purity.
Both stand since the age of four on the stage and have since been involved in numerous plays and musicals. During her time at high school she shared the lead role in the musical classic "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", but could say none of the spectators present with certainty which of the two vocal talents are for now could experience actually on each evening ...
So it is hardly surprising also that the two wanted to continue to be active as an artist and knocked at Sony Music in Toronto at the age of 18 years (with a friend). With the right mix of audacity, charm and luck, they got hold of a first audition the Vice-President of the label - and left the building with a contract in his hands. The subsequent career as a pop band gave them a hand huge success - for example, multiple platinum in Canada and Germany - but at the same time the brothers lost soon the interest in standardized pop tunes ...
"We came to a point where we both realized that something was missing in our sound," Ryan comes in. "Dan and I have always tried to incorporate as many emotions in our songs, and we was always important that people pay attention to our voices - and not on our hairstyles! Therefore, we decided to take a new direction and to reflect on our roots ... back to that music that we have always heard as a child. "
The profound emotions that they carry in their vocals are not dismissed out of hand - and this deep feeling was during the shooting, which led to her new album, always noticeable. So they have the song "Tears Of An Angel", for example, her young niece valley dedicated: "She was diagnosed a malignant brain tumor, and she had to undergo at the time just chemotherapy. However, we do not yet played the song. "But it is not these are the first blow, had to put away the RyanDan. Recently, the Parkinson's disease was detected in her mother.
Despite the uncertainties that life brings with it, Ryan and Dan have a lot to celebrate. "High", an absolutely dynamic and uplifting song, (written by Judi Tzuke, a folk icon of the seventies, which, incidentally, also composed the song "Like The Sun"), underlines their shared optimism and shows how they deal with the challenges of life.
Even before the recordings were of an extensive selection process drawn to the album: To find out which songs should ultimately end up on the record, they took unceremoniously to 50 pieces, and then select the actual 12 songs on the album it.
Your album was recorded at the ultramodern studio in house of Terry Britten, a songwriter from Richmond, Surrey, who among other things Tina Turner with the song "What's Love Got To Do With It" once brought the breakthrough. Equipped with a mixer, which had already been used by Pink
Floyd, The Rolling Stones
and The Beatles
, and a microphone, in the already Frank Sinatra
sang, they could not exactly complain of adverse conditions. On the contrary: They were willing to advance together in sonic shoals.
The fact that they are strictly identical "mirror twins" are - Dan is left, Ryan contrast Right - provides additional depth in their sound. If they namely jointly sing a song, but they have the force of a duet, this sound at the same time as an indivisible whole. "Even our parents have no idea who has sung what parts," Dan added.
By his own testimony, the brothers feel always connected by telepathic powers. "If one of us was two, for example, injured, then could the others feel the pain at the same time, even if we found ourselves in different places," says Ryan. ". This is still in front, now and then at least" Even with their thoughts they suggest often a the same path; so it is not uncommon that one of the two a movement begins to leave only express about the second half of the sentence from the twin.
And - of course - the two during their childhood and youth played repeatedly with its "double identity" and a fun made: "As identical twins, we could of course all sorts of games with our teachers and friends do," says Ryan. "As a teenager, we were quite a troublemaker, and probably we all eventually infuriated really. On the one hand we are very similar, "he adds," especially even when it comes to how we see things as we can find a lot of something positive. In addition, we are both very open and invested more introspective - we have of our mother. On the other hand there's but also things that differentiate us. Daniel tends spirited in the matter than I do. He does not let up. I am against the more reclined type. "
"We are incredibly important that our music reflects the depth and the full scope of our emotions. We bring all our feelings, are wholeheartedly with the thing when we sing - and us is most important that this passion comes also with the people ".
"We consider the new album as a sophisticated meal: It starts with a starter, then the main course is served; and finally there's dessert. And of course we hope that the audience after they have devoured the album is just as happy and well feel like it for a really good meal would be the case, "they say in conclusion - and complement again as perfect as it do well in their songs.
Somewhere in the depths of their souls, the past and the future have merged into one unit, a unit that they now present in the form of their impressive debut album. An album that is as powerful as pure and will make this unprecedented brothers with certainty international stars.