Get to Know: Ryan Eilbeck

I would like to introduce some of my amazingly talented friends who’ve been helping me on the journey to bringing Keanu! The Musical to life.

Meet Ryan Eilbeck:


I’ve known Mr. Eilbeck for several years, meeting through a mutual friend when I lived in Columbus, Ohio. When I was on the search for a musician to help me put my crazy lyrics and thoughts into a song my friend Jimi Payne suggested Ryan. And it was a perfect fit.

The first two songs he’s pumped out for me, “50 MPH Love Song” and “My Own Private River” was exactly what I was looking for in a song; super catchy and AMAZING!

Also he’s in a little band called Delay  who was just featured on NPR’s All Songs Considered. No big deal or anything! Here’s what they had to say:

Later on the show we welcome NPR Music’s Daoud Tyler–Ameen and Jacob Ganz to the studio to play some of their favorite new tunes. Daoud opts for “Explanation,” a punchy rock number from Ohio trio Delay, while Jacob plays Perfume Genius‘ surging new track “Queen.”

Here’s the song “Explanation”:

Also Delay is on tour and you should check out if they are coming to a town near you because it’ll be worth it. Promise!

I can’t wait to hear what other musical magic Ryan has in store and I feel so lucky to have him along for the ride!

So, what are you waiting for? Check out his music!

And also have a good weekend!!!!!

Keanu Reeves, I’m Sorry I Doubted You

It may take people a few days, months, or years to understand the magic and beauty of Keanu Reeves.

Check out Anne Billson’s article on her doubt of Keanu and how it changed.

Keanu Reeves, I’m Sorry I Doubted You


I was just like Anne Billson, thinking Keanu was terrible and could only play the stoner characters that had no depth. Boy, was I wrong. Once I really started to research Keanu for the musical I began to see the kindness that was in him and how serious he took his career as an actor. He’s professional, generous, and down to Earth. He’s not your typical Hollywood actor, trying to stay out of the lime light instead of in it. I have great respect for him and my musical only reflects that.

All I have to say is Thank you Keanu!