Ryan Liestman

Ryan Matthew Liestman (born September 25, 1982 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American pop musician. He primarily uses his birth name but is also known as Yung-Ry, a title given to him by friend and musician Michael Bland.


His career in music started at the age of 15 performing and singing with mentor Wain McFarlane (Ipso Facto). Tommy Barbarella (Prince, Mavis Staples, Jonny Lang) was also a significant figure in Ryan's early career. Ryan started a band called The Rule in high school and continues to write and perform with them as their front man. The Rule currently consists of Ryan Liestman (lead vocals, guitar, keys), Jeff Bernett (guitar), and
Shawn Connelly (keyboards). The Rule's music is a blend of pop, rock, and soul. In the autumn of 2006, the band toured the United States with Grammy Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper.


Ryan is currently touring and performing with the Jonas Brothers, under Hollywood Records. He is a recent addition to the band and plays the keyboards and sings background vocals in the group.

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