Ryan Nealon Band

Ryan Nealon Band

Savannah Wilder, Mendeleyev, Kylie Rothfield

Sat 5.25.19

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Ryan Nealon Band
Ryan Nealon Band
Ryan Nealon, 23, is a singer/songwriter from San Diego, CA and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Nealon has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for Ethnomusicology - Jazz Studies with an emphasis in Jazz Voice.

Through his time in Los Angeles, Nealon has studied with artists such as Barbara Morrison, James Newton, Michele Weir, and Ruth Price. As an unsigned artist, Nealon has over 20,000 Spotify plays, over 10,000 followers on social media, and has booked countless successful shows at renowned venues such as The Mint, The Hotel Cafe, The W Hotel, The Peppermint Club, and El Cid. Nealon has collaborated with several artists of notoriety including India Carney, Clinton Washington, Kylie Rothfield, and Ryan Quinn from the US Version of The Voice along with Diamond White from the US X-Factor. As an artist, Nealon's biggest influences are Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, and ADELE. Nealon's single "Lost" is scheduled to release on March 23rd under Bonfire Records, and this will be the debut of his solo career.
Savannah Wilder
Savannah Wilder
A born-and-raised So-Cal girl, Savannah has always passion for performance.

Mentored from a young age by songwriting giant, Jeff Barry, and trained by world-renowned vocal coach Roger Love, she is now on her journey of tackling the Los Angeles music industry head-on as a Performer and Vocal Coach after graduating from the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA.
Whether she's singing, acting, playing instruments, dancing, writing music or doing all at once, Wilder brings something new to the stage. Blending Pop, R&B/Soul, and many other musical influences, she follows in the footsteps of great performance artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga, while also drawing musical influence from artists such as John Mayer and the Classic Rock, R&B and Soul she grew up listening to (Elton John, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Beach Boys, Earth Wind & Fire, etc.). As a feminist and activist, Savannah often creates performance art that seeks to make a statement about social issues and act as a catalyst for change.
American singer-songwriter Mendeleyev has been a lifelong lover of music. He started playing guitar when he was just three years old and continues to hold an unbreakable bond with the instrument. In grade school, he picked up instruments quickly and fervently, becoming quite skilled on piano, bass guitar and drums. He played a multitude of these instruments in some bands in high school and won a school-wide talent show, playing an original song for hundreds of members of the student body. After graduation, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where his principle instrument was the guitar. Being surrounded by such talented individuals during this time was very inspiring for Mendeleyev and he thrived there. A lover of traveling and seeing new places brought the artist to his decision to leave Boston, and he has barely stopped moving since.

Mendeleyev feels privileged to have had the opportunity to visit the places he has and to bring his music there with him. He and his bands used to perform at local venues in the artist’s hometown of Santa Barbara, California, but when asked if there was an event that really inspired him to pursue music, Mendeleyev tells this story:

"It was a sold out concert I attended at Arlington Theater. Michael Franti and Jack Johnson were performing and right before they played a cover of Sublime’s “What I Got”, they called me up onto the stage and had me sing along with them. In that moment, I knew I wanted to perform."

Since this moving experience, Mendeleyev has had the opportunity to play for people around the world! In the summer of 2010, he played acoustic guitar and sang for people all over Africa and India, including the Masaii tribesmen and Wangari Maathai, leader of the Green Belt Movement and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. During July and August of 2011, Mendeleyev toured Europe with Travelers, a band of his brother’s and Berklee classmates. Stopping in London, Amsterdam and Stockholm, Mendeleyev loved having the chance to play his songs for a new audience every night. Today, he remains excited to bring his music to new places. Young and full of energy, there is no telling where Mendeleyev will be heading next!
Kylie Rothfield
Kylie Rothfield
When one hears Kylie Rothfield‘s voice, there is no denying the timeless, raw sense of emotion in her delivery. Crafting songs that combine elements of soul, blues and pop, Kylie’s music is unique, honest, and expressive. Although her vocal ability is undeniable, she is also an accomplished self-taught guitarist, capable of supporting her captivating live show as a solo acoustic performer or with a full band.

Her passion for songwriting began in her hometown of Danville, CA, eventually leading her to Boston when she was accepted early decision into the Berklee College of Music. While attending Berklee, she was the recipient of the prestigious Berklee Songwriter’s Night Award, the Performing Singer/Songwriter Award, and the Jack Maher Award/Scholarship. She was also the featured Berklee Artist of the Month in April of 2012, and was selected to perform at the citywide Springfest festival in downtown Boston.

At a private clinic/master class, singer-songwriter Paula Cole said: “Kylie completely captured me. I’ve never heard a voice like hers; and her songs broke my heart in the best way.”

In the spring of 2012, at the age of 19, Kylie made the decision to move to Nashville, TN in pursuit of a career as an artist. As soon as she arrived, Kylie began frequenting local venues to listen and learn from the incredibly talented songwriters the city is known for. She took every gig offered, starting with one-song sets at tiny open mic nights, and eventually performing sold out shows at premier Nashville music venues.

Kylie quickly started garnering the attention of industry professionals such as Grammy Award-winning songwriters Steven Battey (Madonna, Bruno Mars) and Victoria Shaw (Christina Aguilara, Garth Brooks) and renowned steel guitar player Russ Pahl (Elton John, T Bone Burnett). She was also invited to open for Irish legend Dominic Kirwan and country duo Joey + Rory during their tour of Scotland in May of 2013.

She started out 2014 with a Northeast/Midwest spring tour and performed at festivals throughout the summer, opening for Mary Lambert, Betty Who, and Lisa Loeb.

In July of 2015, Kylie signed a publishing deal with Terrorbird Media and Elephant Lady Records/Kyle Andrews. Together, they had 5 placements on national television in their first year together (NBC, E!, ABC, MTV).

In September of 2016, Kylie was selected to be on The Voice (NBC). She was chosen by Alicia Keys, who coached her throughout the season, and carried her through to the Top 20 Live Shows in November. Her performance of "Hound Dog" in the knockout rounds garnered attention by many media outlets and was called the "dark-horse breakout performance of the season".

She also recently gained a sponsorship/endorsement deal with Epiphone and is currently playing full-band shows around the country and writing for her next project.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101