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  • Real name : Ryan Star Kulchinsky
  • Place of birth : Long Island
  • Date of birth : 07/01/1978

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  • r. star
  • R.Star
  • Star Ryan

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Ryan Star (1978)

Ryan Star Kulchinsky

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Ryan Star is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Long Island, New York. He was also a reality television contestant on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova.

  Biography  

Star was born Ryan Star Kulchinsky in Huntington, New York on Long Island, and grew up in nearby Dix Hills. He was 14 years old when he formed his first band called Stage. They released a four EPs - "Black" in 1997, "Blue" in 1999, "White" in 2000 and "The Final" in 2004, and in 1995 studio album "Historical Underdosing" and a self-titled album on Maverick Records in 2002. While still in high school, the band played CBGB's and the Mercury Lounge. When the band parted ways, Star became the solo artist R.Star and released his independently produced debut solo album Songs from the Eye of an Elephant on Stone Crow Records in 2005, some songs of Stage was re-recorded for the album (Perfect, Perfect Time Of Night , "O", Sink Or Swim).

Star was a contestant on the second season of CBS' reality show Rock Star. Tommy Lee's band Supernova was looking for a lead singer to front the supergroup. On the show, Ryan consistently showed his diverse style from melodic and moving piano to rocking, and was nicknamed Ryan "The Darkhorse" Star by show commentator Dave Navarro. He was eventually eliminated, and days later, Mark Burnett, the show's producer, set up Ryan and the show's House Band to record a live album, to help Ryan jump start his career. He returned to the show on week 11 with the help of his fans through SMS voting, to perform an encore performance of "Back of Your Car", and was awarded a Honda CR-V.

Atlantic Records released Last Train Home EP on June 16, 2009, of four songs to appear on Star's album. Star's first studio album since Rockstar: Supernova, entitled '''', was released on August 3, 2010 with a sold-out performance that night at New York City's famed Irving Plaza.

VH-1 interviewed Ryan Star on its VH-1 Top 20 show where he spoke of the positive effects of the video for his song "Breathe" which highlighted 18 unemployed people in various occupations and the website Ryan Star established to allow potential employers to contact those appearing in the video. One of the people in the video successfully found a job because of the video.

His song "Brand New Day", featured as the main theme to Fox TV series Lie to Me, earned him a BMI TV Music Award in May 2009.

Star joined David Cook's The Declaration Tour - 2009. He sang "In Your Eyes" with the Backstreet Boys at a show in Napa, CA in April 2010. On December 5, 2010, he performed at the "96.9 Wink FM Almost Acoustic Christmas Concert" in Ft. Myers, Florida. He performed along side Sara Bareilles, Michael Franti, Boyce Avenue and Christina Perri. A few days later, On December 12, 2010, he performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico at "100.3 The Peak's Acoustic Christmas".

Star is currently opening for the Goo Goo Dolls during the October-November 2011 stretch of their Something for the Rest of Us Tour.

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Name Duration Released
Last Train Home 04:14 2010
Right Now 03:39 2010
11:59 03:19 2010
Brand New Day 03:14 2010
Losing Your Memory 04:45 2010
Start a Fire 03:20 2010
Unbreak 03:47 2010
This Could Be The Year 03:16 2010
We Might Fall 03:06 2010
Breathe 03:49 2010

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