Over the past 15 years, Ryan McIntyre has performed at hundreds of wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, wedding dinners, and receptions. Highlighted by his award winning vocals and crisp, clean guitar work, Ryan has provided the perfect soundtrack for countless couples on the biggest day of their lives.
While he is one of Wisconsin’s most sought after wedding vocal soloists, he also offers packages which include full DJ services or a three to five piece band with some of Southeastern Wisconsin’s top professional musicians. For couples deciding between live music and a DJ, Ryan has created a “best of both worlds” option; making each wedding he plays a memorable, unique event featuring some of the best music available in Wisconsin.
“Performing a song as a bride walks down the aisle is one of the greatest honors for a musician. It’s a moment every bride dreams of, and I get to be a part of that moment. With that honor, comes responsibility. I make sure the song is well rehearsed and performed to perfection. I also keep constant communication with the officiant and any bridal assistants to ensure that each song starts and ends with perfect placement.”
Ryan’s catalog of live music is incredibly versatile, deep, and ever growing. The list includes hundreds upon hundreds of songs ranging from Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, and The Beatles, to Michael Bublé, Jack Johnson, and Coldplay. In the months prior to the wedding, Ryan works closely with each couple to discuss and agree upon a set list ahead of time. If you don’t care for country music, you won’t hear any country music. If you only want country music, Ryan has over 6 hours of material in that genre alone.
“I pride myself in putting the couple first. While I’m happy to offer suggestions and help with song choices, I want the couple to feel comfortable asking me to learn specific favorites, so they hear exactly what they want to hear on their big day.”
The same applies to Ryan’s role as a DJ. Ryan happily takes care of all announcements, and provides a wireless microphone for any planned speeches and toasts. The music, which is agreed upon ahead of time, is played through an incredible sound system and the dance floor and DJ/staging areas are lit up with LED lights. Ryan also has an additional sound system for events that may require multiple set up locations for different portions of the day, and offers up lighting as an option for couples looking to enhance the decor of the room/reception space.
While most of his work is done in southeastern Wisconsin, Ryan has traveled across the country and overseas to perform destination weddings.
Music is an incredibly important part of any type of social gathering, especially a wedding. Ryan can take care of individual portions of the day, yet also has the unique ability to provide everything music related from the moment the first guests arrive to the ceremony until the last guests leave the reception.