David Ryle is a 23-year-old soul/folk artist from Milwaukee, WI now residing in Boulder, CO. David began his career in music at age 17 in 2012, moving to Milwaukee and enrolling in Milwaukee High School of the Arts while taking private lessons in classical guitar at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, studying with Raymond Mueller. After graduating in 2014, David enrolled at the Peck School of the Arts, studying under Rene Izquierdo, globally renowned classical guitar virtuoso.
While studying classical guitar, David would play local open mics, talent shows, and write songs in his spare time. Leaving Peck School of the Arts in 2016 to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.
In fall that same year, David went on to release his debut EP, Know Thyself, a seven-track record recorded at the Madison Media Institute with Gage Brunes, Madison based recording engineer. Alongside the EP, in spring of that year, "Mockingbird" (the first single)'s official music video was released with a second music video being released that same year in winter called "Light Pollution."
David has been ranked #2 on the Milwaukee singer-songwriter charts and #7 on the Boulder singer-songwriter charts. He is currently working on a second EP alongside a 2018 summer tour and a series of music videos all set to be released for the summer of 2018.
A Well Known Secret is a Madison based four-piece rock band. Pulling influences from 60s psych, 70s hard rock, and 90s grunge, A Well Known Secret has a sound that is as unique as it is familiar.