South Jersey native and current central Jersey resident SHAUN RUYMEN was my most recent guest
on ROCK ON RADIO. This singer/songwriter whose talent exceeds his experience, is one of the
good guys in music.
Playing guitar for less than a decade and doing so "to meet girls," RUYMEN has managed to
surround himself with quality musicians that have served to only enhance his abilities. One
time member of local band Almost Green, he honed his songwriting skills while contributing to
Over the last couple of years he's been performing solo as well as with members from his
former band. His first solo EP, "LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE," is only a microcosm of his true talent.
Listing his influences as Jason Mraz and Rob Thomas, among others, his vocal styling is very
reminiscent of both. This is quite apparent on "LUCKIEST MAN ALIVE" as RUYMEN's vocals take
precedent over all else on the EP.
Throughout his appearance on the program, numerous listeners commented and complimented his
voice. There is also an element of soul in RUYMEN's voice that creates a very soothing blend
on the EP in both his lighter side ("Emma"), as well as the more upbeat title track ("Luckiest
Performing both as a solo artist, as well as with a band, RUYMEN prefers the band atmosphere.
Amassing a network of backing musicians, he's able to pick and choose from a "pool" of players
that are willing to back him at a moment's notice.
A fan favorite of many local acoustic showcases and open mics, RUYMEN also plays many area
bars and festivals. Next weekend he'll be performing at the Cape May Music Conference taking
the stage at Aleathea's in the Cape May Inn on Friday, March 26.
To see a complete list of where you can find SHAUN RUYMEN, you can do so at
This Sunday, March 21, my guest is Jersey shore-area resident and major touring musician
GARY OLEYAR! This amazing talent has toured with many well-known national acts.
Tune in at 10pm EST and ROCK ON!