Ryan Weidman

Location/Neighbourhood: Northern Liberties (last area I lived in)

Hometown: Doylestown, PA (Bucks County)


Current Project(s)/Band(s): Sonnder

Instrument(s) you play: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Songwriter

What else do you do in the Philly music scene? I teach music part time/sub in the Central Bucks School District. I also production manage from time to time at Bourbon & Branch.


Location of Photo(s): Siren Records in Doylestown and Checker Park in Doylestown

What do those location(s) mean to you?: Siren was a place I used to go see a lot of cool small secret shows by one of my favorite bands Circa Survive. That band really helped me with a lot of my internal struggles growing up. Siren was also the first place to start selling our record Entanglement; just really good people and positive vibes. When I was younger, I would hang at that park with friends and play guitar and various other unmentionable things ;)


Favourite Place in Philly: It is definitely a tie between the Mütter Museum or Olde City.

Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: My favorite watering hole in the burbs would be M.O.M.S. in Doylestown; and in the city, The Khyber Pass Pub in olde city. My favorite coffee shop would have to be Cafe Ole in Olde City.

Favourite Restaurant: I don't have a favorite restaurant because FOOD.

Favourite Pizza Spot: Jules Thin Crust in various locations but specifically Doylestown and Newtown

Favourite Philly Record Shop: Siren Records in Doylestown for the suburbs and Main Street Music in Manayunk.

Favourite Philly Venue: After playing both, I would have to say, it is a tie between Union Transfer and Johnny Brenda's 


Recording Space: I don't have a favorite recording Space because every place that I've had the opportunity to record in has offered some unique aura that made the experience unique.

Favourite Philly Band(s): Circa Survive, Hop Along, Commonwealth Choir, Good Old War, mewithoutYOU, Heat Thunder, Civil Youth

Best show you’ve seen in Philly: Bon Iver at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby back when the second album just dropped.

If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be?  A place that has not only inspired me, but supported me so much that my dream is slowly becoming reality.


What are you listening to now: new Jimmy Eat World, From Indian Lakes, Anthony Green's new album, Ryan Adams 1989, Radiohead, new Saosin album, and the new Heat Thunder EP Phoenix. 


Life motto: live and die by your dreams.

Random Fun Fact: I created a boy band in the fifth grade called the crimpson boyz

Childhood Dream Job: I wanted to be an actor.

Pets: I have an inside/outdoor cat named Waffles; she is a calico and a whole hella of a lot of woman


Future plans: Finish writing the second Sonnder record, get into the studio, and tour. Live. Love. Learn. Move to California.