Celebrating the release of their debut album, TIME TRAVELERS, Ryan James Monroe and Thomas Hodges made their Joe’s Pub debuts last night – and it was AMAZING!
Many of these songs were written between March and June of 2020. Space, isolation, fear, and hope created the recipe for the connective tissue of these songs. Joined by featured vocalist, Gracie Lee Brown, these songs were heard LIVE with a full band for the first time ever.
Ryan James Monroe is a New York City based singer and creative producer. He has been seen on stage around the world at iconic venues including Carnegie Hall, The Duplex, The Bitter End, freeFall Theatre, 54 Below, Café del Duomo, REX Firenze, to name a few. Additionally, he has worked administratively at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, The Public Theater, 59E59 Theaters, and Ars Nova. Ryan is originally from Saint Petersburg, Florida, he is son to Karin and Jimmy Monroe, and big brother to his favorite person in the world, Megan Monroe. Ryan holds a BFA in Music Theatre and a BA in Arts Administration both from Elon University.
Thomas Hodges is a New York City based composer, teacher, and performer. His work has been performed at venues such as The Kennedy Center, 54 Below, The Duplex, The Bitter End, and The Old Globe. Selected original works include: Dear Harvey with book by Patricia Loughrey (over 50 productions internationally), Dorian (Commissioned by Diversionary Theatre), The Things We Never Say (Winner of “Outstanding Score” 2015 San Diego Fringe), Sonata 1962 (2018 NYMF, Interlochen 2021), Underground (2019 NYMF). Originally from San Diego, CA, Thomas studied Theatre at San Diego State University.ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!