Welcome to NostalgicDistortion.com
Nostalgic Distortion is an indie powerpop/punk/rock'n'roll band/studio-project
established in 1994 and based in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
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Distortion is an independent, D.I.Y., powerpop/punk/rock'n'roll band/project that was founded in 1994 by a group of college
friends on the campus of Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.
Bassist/vocalist Ryan Byrne asked
a few friends to help him record a demo of some of his original songs. After the demo was recorded, the project evolved into
a live band that would remain active for the next 10 years, playing small pubs, clubs, and bars throughout New Hampshire,
Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts, and self-releasing three albums on their own vanity label, Dissonance Records.
Though things like college, careers, and families have always relegated Nostalgic Distortion (ND) to weekend-warrior/side-project
status, listeners from around the world have been able to find ND's music, thanks to college radio, internet radio, and commercial
radio shows that feature independent/unsigned artists.
In October of 2004, Ryan moved to Nashville, Tennessee
to explore some other musical opportunities, thus bringing ND's decade-long tenure as a live-performance entity to a close.
However, ND still continues to exist in the same manner in which it was born, as a studio project. Ryan and long-time ND guitarist/vocalist
Tim Hazelton have lots of old and new material that they still plan to record and release, and even have plans for occasional
Ryan's primary musical engagement these days is that of bassist for country/southern-rock
artist, Stephen Cochran. Tim is a public-school music educator, happily married to his college sweetheart and raising a wonderful
family. Tim continues to write songs, record demos, and perform solo acoustic sets at various local functions and open-mic
Whenever possible, Ryan enjoys making the journey back to New Hampshire, writing and recording with Tim,
and coordinating ND shows when schedules allow.