About i do declare™

Northwest Arkansas' Acclaimed Best New Artist, i do declare™ has a sound that you will want to put on repeat. Distinct vocals, heart-pounding rhythms, and chilling guitar riffs create a melodic wonderland so comforting and so relative, you are only left lingering for more. The band's driving beats are sure to get you dancing, and the lyrics tell a story that you will not soon forget.

IDD’s first album, an independent release titled, ‘A Rebel’s Chance’ was written and produced by Pat Ryan Key. Over the course of five months, Mr. Key spent his time at a home-based studio laying down each track, one instrument at a time. You can hear every bit of the blood, sweat, and tears he put into this project when you listen to this album.

The first single, “Stabbed” has garnered the band much success in which the EP in its entirety discusses relationships and fosters the importance of trust, loyalty, and growth that each of us can relate to. The album was released in Jan. of 2011 and IDD™ has since performed at many of the local hotspots in NWA as well as performing in Missouri and Kansas.

Describing IDD's sound is diverse. The band strives for a fresh new sound, an interesting mix that draws comparisons to artists and acts across all genres. Ultimately dubbed as Alternative Rock, IDD™ is compared to Chris Cornell, Jack White, and The Black Keys to name a few. It is easy to find a sense of familiarity when listening to IDD™ yet their sound keeps you guessing in hopes of finding a style or band you can categorize them under.

To declare something means to “make known” or “state clearly”. IDD™ is a solid declaration of staying true to yourself and your dreams whether it is writing new music and playing shows, or bettering yourself in any way. The band is currently working on a brand new EP due out Spring 2014. Be on the lookout! They plan to play many of the tricks they have hiding up their sleeve.ß

2012 Northwest Arkansas Music Awards
-Best New Artist winner!!
-Indie / Alternative nominee

2013 Walmart Associate Talent Search
-Pat placed in the top 5 semi-finalists for USA, top 20 semi-finalist worldwide
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Pat Ryan Key's appearance on Fayettetunes, Fayetteville Public Access Television - Feb 2014

Pat Ryan Key's appearance on KUAF, 91.3 NPR Public Radio - Apr 2013

Fox24 News Promo - Aug 2012:

Free Weekly Featured Artist - Apr 2012:

Pat Ryan Key's solo performance review by Jeffery Arthur Paul

From Kristen of Native Kruz - 94.9:
"I Do Declare is the all-time most requested band for Native Kruz."

A Rebel's Chance feedback per iTunes:
"This album is incredible. It truly showcases Ryan's talent as an artist, and his passion for music. He is definitely an entertainer and is here to stay!! Absolutely cannot wait to hear more!!!!!!!"

"The vocals are unique not like anybody else's out there. Also all the instrumental was done by Patrick Ryan which is amazing. It's real music not done by a computer beside putting it all together for the end product! Definitely a must have!!"

"Great album, has a newer unique sound that separates you from the crap on the radio! I can feel the effort and emotions put into the making of this just from listening…"

Venues Played At:
St. Louis Union Station - St. Louis, MO
Chatters House of Wings - Pittsburg, KS
Linn County Fairgrounds - Mound City, KS
George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
Washington County Fairgrounds - Fayetteville, AR
Rogue Pizza Co - Fayetteville, AR
The Phoenix - Fayetteville, AR
Ryleigh's - Fayetteville, AR
The Smoke & Barrel Tavern - Fayetteville, AR
The Stolen Glass - Fayetteville, AR
JRs Lightbulb Club - Fayetteville, AR
Foghorn's on College - Fayetteville, AR
The Syc House - Fayetteville, AR
Highway 62 Event Center - Fayetteville, AR
Stone Pony - Fayetteville, AR
Aloft - Rogers, AR
Mellow Mushroom - Rogers, AR
The Old Opera House on 1st St - Downtown Rogers, AR
Eddie Haskell's - Rogers, AR
Pour Jon's Coffee Shop - Siloam Springs, AR
The Siloam Springs Annual Dogwood Festival - Siloam Springs, AR

Solo Acoustic Venues Performed At:
JJ's Bar & Grill - Rogers & Fayetteville, AR
After 5 Grill & Bar - Rogers, AR
Mellow Mushroom - Rogers, AR
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse - Rogers, AR
First Friday - Downtown Rogers, AR
Living Waters - Centerton, AR
'Around the Bloc' // Bentonville Square - Bentonville, AR
Walmart Home Office - Bentonville, AR
Pressroom - Bentonville, AR
Fred's Hickory Inn - Bentonville, AR
Executive Escape Lounge - Bentonville, AR
Crepes Paulette - Bentonville, AR
Saddlebock Brewery - Springdale, AR
Core Brewery Tap Room - Springdale, AR
Greenhouse Grille - Fayetteville, AR
Dickson Street Pub - Fayetteville, AR
Fresco Cafe & Pub - Fayetteville, AR
Nightbird Books - Fayetteville, AR
Dickson Street Theatre - Fayetteville, AR
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co. - Fayetteville, AR
Terra Studios - Fayetteville, AR
Buck Nekkid BBQ - Fayetteville, AR
Fox News Edge Studio - Fayetteville, AR
Firmin Garner Performance Studio - Fayetteville, AR
Fayetteville Public Access Television Studio - Fayetteville, AR
Club Z330 - Fayetteville, AR
The Cat House Lounge - Eureka Springs, AR
Pour Jon's Coffee Shop - Siloam Springs, AR
The Siloam Springs Annual Dogwood Festival - Siloam Springs, AR
Gracie's Canoe & Camp - Pineville, MO
White Rock Elementary School - Jane, MO
Central Park - New York City, NY
E Street Cafe - Encinitas, CA

Band Members

  • Pat Ryan Key -- Vocals, Guitar
  • Ryan Self Portrait

  • Austin Smith -- Bass
  • Austin Self Portrait


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