Maria Ryan & Chris Bennett are a duo based in Toronto, ON, Canada. After years involved in separate musical pursuits, they came together in 2013 to blend Maria’s honey soaked gravel voice and percussive rhythm guitar playing with Chris’s artful layers of lead guitar work and vocal harmonies. Both songwriters, their original material is a collaborative effort in which they explore themes that include lust, love, betrayal and longing. Maria and Chris also enjoy covering a select few songs and switching them up with their own distinctly dark twist. With a mix of rock, roots, blues and a tiny splash of punk, they are often compared to Nick Cave, Patti Smith and late 60’s era Rolling Stones.