Ryan Seaton Bio (Former Lead Singer)


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Website http://www.ryanseaton.com
Born Cynthiana, IN.
Birthday Dec 7 1979
Height 6’5
Parents Roger Seaton  & Debbie Seaton
Wife Krista Collins
Birthday Feb 26
Engaged in Gatlinburg TN
(Family Fest 2004)
Anniversary Dec 18 2004
Children Olivia Taylor
Feb 4 2006
Ella Claire
May 20, 2007

Hobbies Baseball
Golf
Shopping
Favorite Group The Cathedrals
Favorite Singer Ernie Haase
Home Church Christian Fellowship Church
Musical Play “The Music Man” at North Posey
High School North Posey High School
Hero One of his heroes is former Houston Astros Pitcher Nolan Rya

“My Mother, since I’ve been a kid has sung gospel music,” Ryan recalls. “She never sang with a group on the road, but did some local country gospel things. So, I’ve grown up with gospel music, I’ll Fly Away, and all those songs all my life.”

Now, if you’ve been at one of their concerts, you’ve probably heard of Ryan and Ernie’s similar testimonies, but it is true. Ryan told me, “When I was 15 years old, I went to see the at Bethel Temple in Evansville , and Ernie was singing with them then. I knew right then and there that this is what I wanted to do with my life.” And Ryan is living out his dream since coming on board with Signature Sound last year.

Ryan is engaged to Krista,  but still looks forward to going home when they’re not singing. He enjoys visiting with his Mom and Dad, and other friends. He likes sports, having once dreamed of playing baseball. Nolan Ryan was one of his childhood heroes. Off the road, he said he likes to play golf, and “go shopping.” “I’m not embarrassed to say that,” he added with a chuckle.

Signature Sound Quartet is a very youthful and energetic group. The energy and electricity they show on stage is rivaled by few others. Ryan wants to reach the youth of today with their presentation, their music, and their message. “It’s a little difficult to get the youth to come see us, because for so long it hasn’t been a youthful thing. But, the way I see it, if we can get the youth there, they’re going to love it. They may not have the desire to do it, career-wise, but they’ll just have a blast.”

“What do you want people to know about Ryan Seaton?” His answer was indicative of a young man with his priorities in order. He said, “I want them to know that I believe what I sing. I want people to see, when they look at me, that he’s real.”

Ryan began singing in the choir in high school of his sophomore year and had a part in “The Music Man”. “That was the first time anyone in my family even had an idea I could sing,” says Ryan. He went on to win first in the state voice competition and the National Choral Award while in High School.
“I really loved singing and started singing in the choir at church right after high school and soon had solo parts,” he said. “When I was about nineteen, my Aunt Beth and Uncle Clif talked me into going to a local church to hear the Cathedrals and my taste in gospel immediately changed from the contemporary style I had been singing to Southern Gospel and especially male quartet harmony.” Ryan says he knew he wanted to sing gospel music, so until God was ready for him to join a quartet, “My mother and I started our own music ministry. We have been doing this for about two years now, singing mostly in churches around the Tri-State area.”

Ryan says singing in church comes naturally since his great-grandma, his grandma and mom have all sung in church.  “A group of men at my church had started a male quartet to do some special singing at our church and asked me to sing lead/baritone with them. And even though it was only occasional, it helped me get a taste of what quartet singing would be like.”  A little later he was able to hear and meet the Crossmen Quartet out of Morgantown, KY and became friends with them. They encouraged Ryan, and Jason Brooks (now with the Journeymen), has continued to encourage and inspire him to keep singing.  “This fall the Crossmen allowed me to travel with them one weekend to get a feel for life on a bus (they also let me sing some solos while I was with them). I knew then that if I had any doubts before about singing Southern Gospel full time, they were gone.”

My biggest fans are , my parents.

From Ryan’s Uncle:
When Ryan was about eighteen, he was singing contemporary music in church. His dad and I were both brought up on Southern Gospel but I always went to hear Ryan sing when I could. I called him one night and asked him if he was doing anything on Friday night. He said no, so I told him there was a group coming to town that I wanted him to hear. When I asked him if he would like to go, he said, “Sure.” That group was the Cathedrals.

Since like most teenagers, he got there just before the concert started so we couldn’t sit together. After the concert I asked him how he liked it. He pointed toward the stage and said in a very definite tone, “That’s what I want to sing!” He stood back for over an hour for the crowd to thin out so he could talk to Ernie. Ernie spent a lot of time talking and encouraging Ryan. After that anytime the Cathedrals or Ernie when he went solo were anywhere near, Ryan was there. Ernie and Ryan talked at every concert and then Ernie would talk to Ryan on the phone from time to time to see if he was doing O.K.

Ryan auditioned for the lead with the Melody Boys Qt. and sang with them for about eight months. They happened to be on several programs with SSQ. When SSQ reorganized, Ernie asked Ryan if would be interested in auditioning and the rest is history. That’s the Readers’ Digest version.

Ryan was the lead singer for the Melody Boys Quartet out of Littlerock, AR since Jan of 2003. He joined SSQ in Oct 2003

The Sum Of The Parts - Ryan Seaton

Last month we started a series of interviews of the different members of Signature Sound Quartet. SSQ has literally burst on to the scene taking Gospel Music by storm, yet many of the faces are new to the industry and to the fans. So, this is an opportunity to get to know them better.

This month we spotlight SSQ’s talented Lead singer, Ryan Seaton. Ryan is a dynamic young man who loves the Lord and loves singing gospel music. When I sat down to get to know him better, I asked him about his background, growing up, and getting started in gospel music.

“My Mother, since I’ve been a kid has sung gospel music,” Ryan recalls. “She never sang with a group on the road, but did some local country gospel things. So, I’ve grown up with gospel music, I’ll Fly Away, and all those songs all my life.”

Now, if you’ve been at one of their concerts, you’ve probably heard of Ryan and Ernie’s similar testimonies, but it is true. Ryan told me, “When I was 15 years old, I went to see the Cathedrals Quartet at Bethel Temple in Evansville , and Ernie was singing with them then. I knew right then and there that this is what I wanted to do with my life.” And Ryan is living out his dream since coming on board with Signature Sound last year.

Ryan is single, but still looks forward to going home when they’re not singing. He enjoys visiting with his Mom and Dad, and other friends. He likes sports, having once dreamed of playing baseball. Nolan Ryan was one of his childhood heroes. Off the road, he said he likes to play golf, and “go shopping.” “I’m not embarrassed to say that,” he added with a chuckle.

Signature Sound Quartet is a very youthful and energetic group. The energy and electricity they show on stage is rivaled by few others. Ryan wants to reach the youth of today with their presentation, their music, and their message. “It’s a little difficult to get the youth to come see us, because for so long it hasn’t been a youthful thing. But, the way I see it, if we can get the youth there, they’re going to love it. They may not have the desire to do it, career-wise, but they’ll just have a blast.”

The time I spent talking to Ryan was very informative and enjoyable. I asked him, “What do you want people to know about Ryan Seaton?” His answer was indicative of a young man with his priorities in order. He said, “I want them to know that I believe what I sing. I want people to see, when they look at me, that he’s real.”

Check back next month for another interview of another group member, and be sure to catch Signature Sound Quartet when they are near you.

By: Bob Whitehead SoGospelNews.com

Congratulations
Ryan, Krista, & Olivia On the new Arrival on May 20-2007

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For more information, see also related names Alla, Fredella, Luella, Rella, Cinderella and Helen.
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Claire The boy’s and girl’s name Claire c-lai-re is pronounced clare. It is of French and Latin origin, and its meaning is “famous”. French form of Clara. Introduced to Britain by the Normans, but then abandoned. This spelling was revived in the 19th century as a variant of Clare as in Saint Clare of Assisi (13th century), founder of a Franciscan order of nuns and one of the notable saints of the medieval period. Writer Clare Booth Luce; actresses Clara Bow, Claire Bloom, Claire Danes.Claire has 61 variant forms: Ceara, Cearra, Cheeara, Chiara, Ciara, Ciarra, Clair, Claireen, Clairene, Claireta, Clairette, Clairey, Clairice, Clairinda, Clairissa, Clairita, Clairy, Clara, Clarabel, Clarabelle, Clare, Clarene, Claresta, Clareta, Claretta, Clarey, Clari, Claribel, Claribella, Claribelle, Clarice, Clarie, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa, Clarisse, Clarita, Claritza, Clarrie, Clarry, Clary, Claryce, Clayre, Clayrette, Clayrice, Clayrinda, Clayrissa, Clerissa, Cliara, Clorinda, Klaire, Klara, Klaretta, Klarissa, Klaryce, Klayre, Kliara, Klyara, Seara and Searra.
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Birth Verse
2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV
We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
Sunday’s Child Is Full of Grace


Sunday’s child is full of grace,
Monday’s child is full in the face,
Tuesday’s child is solemn and sad,
Wednesday’s child is merry and glad,
Thursday’s child is inclined to thieving,
Friday’s child is free in giving,
And Saturday’s child works hard for a living
God’s Child
So precious a little baby girl I know
Soft and delicate
Like a porcelain doll
Ten tiny fingers
Ten tiny toes
Crying for attention
Wanting to be held and fed
Someone to rock her in the rocking chair
Sing all her favorite lullabies
That puts her back to bed
Curly black silky hair
Curves around the ribbons and bows
Mama takes her time
To make her smell unforgettable
Dresses her up in her baby doll clothes
Oh who can forget those big brown eyes?
The rain will stop
Flowers will grow
When she opens those eyes the sun will rise
Do you have a precious little someone you know?
A little someone to take care of
Watch them month by month inch by inch
As they grow?
Name Meaning
Seaton means farm or settlement by the sea
Scottish and English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. A Scottish place of this name near Longniddry is so named because it was held from the 12th century by a Norman family de Sey, from Say in Indre. Other places of this name, for example those in Cumbria, Devon, County Durham, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, are mostly named with Old English s? ‘sea’, ‘lake’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in Rutland seems to have as its first element a stream name, S?ge , or a personal name S?ga. One in Kent is named with Old English seten ‘plantation’, ‘cultivated land’.


Ryan means king Or little king Or descendent of rain
Gender: Masculine & Feminine
Usage: Irish, English
Pronounced: RIE-an
From an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Riain meaning “descendent of Rian”. The given name Rian probably means “little king” (from Irish rí “king” combined with a diminutive suffix). U.S., Australian, Irish, and English: from the Irish Gaelic surname Ó Riain “descendant of Rian”. Rian is an old Gaelic personal name of uncertain origin, probably a derivative of rí king. Ryan has 6 variant forms:

Nicholas means victory of the people or victorious people
Gender: Masculine
Usage: English, French
Pronounced: NI-ko-las (English), nee-ko-LA (French)
From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant “victory of the people” from Greek νικη (nike) “victory” and λαος (laos) “people”. Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop from Anatolia who, according to legend, saved the daughters of a poor man from lives of prostitution. He is also known as Santa Claus (from Dutch Sinterklaas), the bringer of Christmas presents. He is the patron saint of children, sailors and merchants, and Greece and Russia. Nicholas was also the name of two czars of Russia and five popes. English and French: from the post-classical Greek personal name Nikolaos, composed of the elements nike victory + laos people. The spelling with -ch- first occurred as early as the 12th century, and became firmly established at the time of the Reformation, although Nicolas is still occasionally found. St Nicholas was a 4th-century bishop of Myra in Lycia, about whom virtually nothing factual is known, although a vast body of legend grew up around him, and he became the patron saint of Greece and Russia, as well as of children, sailors, merchants, and pawnbrokers. His feast-day is 6 December, and among the many roles which legend has assigned to him is that of bringer of Christmas presents, in the guise of “Santa Claus” (an alteration of the Dutch form of his name, Sinterklaas). Variant: Nicolas. Cognates: Scottish: Nicol; Neacal (Gaelic). Irish Gaelic: Nioclas. Italian: Nicola, Nic(c)olò. Spanish: Nicolás, Nicolao. Catalan: Nicolau, Micolau. Portuguese: Nicolau. German: Nikolaus, Niklaus. Scandinavian: Niklas;Nils (Swedish, Norwegian); Niels (Danish). Finnish: Launo. Russian: Nikolai. Polish: Mikolaj. Czech: Mikoláš. Romanian: Nicolae. Hungarian: Miklós. Finnish: Niilo. Short forms: English: Nick. German: Klaus, Claus. Dutch: Claus. Pet forms: English: Nicky. Swedish: Nisse. Russian: Kolya. Nicholas has 59 variant fo


2004 Harmony Honors Awards Won New Artist of the Year
(Ernie Haase and Signature Sound)
The SGM fanfair  & Gospel News Nominated Favorite Lead  Ryan Seaton