Winner of the 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Alternative Artist
Love Ghost is an L.A based rock band. An industry insider recently noted “their effortless melding of styles invokes the magic that was once common place in rock music. From Progressive to Industrial to the Classics with a taste of modern Hip-Hop, Love Ghost manages to walk the tight rope of mixing styles without it ever feeling contrived. The biting satirical lyrics give the listener a clear picture of what it’s like to be young in 2019. Love Ghost could be the first post millennial band that matters and more importantly make guitars matter again!” The band consists of Finnegan Bell (guitar and lead vocals), Ryan Stevens (bass and background vocals), Samson Young (drums and background vocals) and Nicky Renard (guitar). They are currently working on a new album with legendary producer Danny Saber (The Rolling Stones, U2, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, etc.). In 2019 they have toured Ireland (playing Whelan’s, Crane Lane and Roisin Dubh-amongst others), Japan (11 shows in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto), and were one of the main-stage bands at Festivalfff in Ambato, Ecuador. Love Ghost has won numerous awards including Best Alternative Rock Band (Hollywood Music in Media Award), The Jean Luc Goddard Award (a yearly award from Cult Critic Magazine), and awards from over 30 film festival awards around the world for their music videos. The band has opened for Buckcherry, Berlin, Smash Mouth, The Young Dubliners, The Tubes, Fuel, and Irish singer/songwriter Mundy.
The band’s latest singles "Mr. Blue" and “Quiet Voices” were produced by Carl Restivo (Tom Morello’s “The Atlas Underground”). The lyrics (by Finnegan Bell) are about depression- a youth's inner struggle with relationship's and finding his place in society.
Love Ghost has played in Tar Fest, The Our Life Festival, Make Music Pasadena and Echo Park Rising. They have been the opening act for Irish singer-songwriter Mundy, Smash Mouth, Fuel, The Young Dubliners, Buckcherry, Berlin, Ozomatli and The Tubes. Their performance of "Forgive Me" on Balcony TV is currently the number 1 voted video of all-time. They were named in Music Connection’s Hot 100 Unsigned Bands.
Guitar & Lead Vocals
Always interested in songwriting, at the age of 13 Finnegan began playing solo shows at clubs in Los Angeles. About 4 months after his first gig (at Room 5 in LA) Finnegan met Mya Greene and Love Ghost was born. Finnegan also has a strong interest in filmmaking and has written scripts for the band’s music videos for “Forgive Me”, “Parasitical Identity”, “9mm” and “Girl Pusher”. He recently won several awards for the “Parasitical Identity” music video – Best Screenplay at the Pinnacle Film Awards and Mindfield Film Festival, Best Music Video at the Pinnacle Film Awards, Royal Wolf Film Awards, and Mindfield Film Festival, and Best Director (along with animator Dave Long) at the Pinnacle Film Awards, Royal Wolf Film Awards, and Mindfield Film Festival.
Bass & Backing Vocals
Ryan started playing bass at 11. He sang in choir in elementary school and listened to a lot of hard rock music growing up which influenced him artistically and as a person. He has his first original song “In My Head Again” on Love Ghost’s upcoming album Lobotomy.
Nicky is the newest addition to Love Ghost. Before this, she was the lead guitarist for Nightstage. Progressive and hard rock has always been an important part of Nicky’s life, and at the age of 14 she started playing guitar and composing her own music. Nowadays Nicky is rarely seen without her yellow Gibson strapped to her.
Samson Young started drumming at age 8. His father is a well-known jazz guitarist and his mother is a vocalist who has worked with many great musicians including Stevie Wonder. His musical influences range from jazz, funk, Latin and hard rock.