235: The Wake Up Experience

with Evan Bane and Ryz


The Wake Up Experience is composed of two friends and artists, Evan Bane and Ryz. Evan grew up around Hip-Hop and Gospel Music and started rapping at a young age. Ryz is a singer, producer and happens to be certified in Advanced Spiritual Psychology.

But, their lives weren't always this way. At one point in his life, Ryz found himself homeless, with a food addiction, and living an overall unhealthy life. At one point, he decided he needed to make a change.

Now, years after Ryz and Evan met in college, they create music together as The Wake Up Experience. Throughout their journeys of struggles and accomplishments, both of them found veganism, which shifted some of their creative experiences.

The Wake Up Experience has grown to a point where the guys have focused on how to be more loving and compassionate, and how to spread those messages through their music.

In this podcast, we dive deep into race, ethnicity and several other perceived inequalities that take place in our world today, and how all of us can have more compassion for others!

Bonus: At the end of the track, Ryz and Evan give us a sneak peak of their new song, Nu Human and invite you to be a part of their music video!

Website: http://www.thewakeupexperience.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wakeupexperience
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wakeupexperience
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkqHs3sIjxBEThe5gl_rPA?view_as=subscriber

To be a part of the music video, email Ryz and Evan at: wakeupexperience@gmail.com

More About The Wake Up Experience:

Wake Up Experience: noun. An experience of accessing deep inner wisdom and an elevated state of being, typically resulting in the knowing of unconditional love, peace, oneness and joy.

As our perspective shifts during these moments, we see things more clearly. This clarity tends to blur for most of us until we have another wake up experience. As our WUE’s increase, we become more authentic in our day-to-day lives.


Evan Bane and Ryz, met at Susquehanna University through friends who owned a recording studio. Evan Bane recorded rhymes, Ryz co-produced music, and the creative vibes flourished. Along with a few other classmates, they recorded 3 hip hop albums, performed at local venues, and opened for Grammy Award winning hip hop band, The Roots. Upon graduating, Evan Bane moved to Los Angeles to attend film school while Ryz made moves between NYC and Connecticut, writing and producing music. 


The two experienced a defining moment when Evan Bane traveled to Connecticut to work in the studio with Ryz. It was the first time they worked 1-on-1 and the creative synergy was powerful. They sensed a higher purpose for their collaboration emerging. Six months later, Ryz was driving across the country to relocate to Los Angeles. Although they knew music would be a key part of their journey, the duo still found themselves soul searching to more fully understand their purpose. They delved deeper into spiritual study, began practicing transcendental meditation, and embraced vegan lifestyles, setting them on a path of awakened expression. 

As their growth accelerated, so did the clarity of how this would manifest. Through the power of music, visual arts, and activism, The Wake Up Experience inspires peace, love, unity and justice for ALL humans, animals and the planet.


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