Ryan Donar was born in Harrisburg, PA before moving to Hendersonville, NC with his parents and two siblings. Ryan is involved in two bands currently on hiatus; one being a punk band HI LIFE and the other being a guitar/violin/keys and anything else he and his friend could find to play, usually covering The Microphones and writing songs about Gremlins. He also records primarily solo songs that range from folky acoustic numbers to noisy dream punk under the moniker OHITSUJIZA. Ryan currently floats around Asheville and Hendersonville, NC playing shows with last minute calls to drummers a couple hours before the show. He is currently writing and arranging an LP to be recorded mid Spring of 2011. He is a film enthusiast and an aspiring cinematographer/screen writer.
Personal Site: Facebook
Favorite Music: The Joan Of Arc Family, The Microphones, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, Sleep, Black Sabbath, Deerhoof, Battles, Don Caballero, The Pixies, Ahleuchatistas, Coma Cinema.
Favorite Movies: Barton Fink, Pierrot Le Fou, After Hours, Metropolis, Star Wars Trilogy (the original three), Mad Max trilogy, Gremlins, Dead Alive
Dislikes: Dubstep, heavily autotuned rap, metal that isn’t metal at all.
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125 Goodview Dr.
Hendersonville, NC 28791