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Ryan Joseph Burns is a Scottish singer-songwriter, musician and producer. Born in Glasgow in 1991, Ryan picked up his first guitar at 12. He went from playing at family parties to supporting on his first professional tour, in the far east, at 18.
Touring with bands through Germany and Holland, a regular at BBC Live at The Quay Sessions, playing guitar and singing with Craig Armstrong at the Royal Concert Hall and singing on Hue and Cry’s new album, Ryan is highly regarded as a supportive and talented performer, described as pitch perfect, an accomplished guitarist and multi– instrumentalist, with excellent technical skills having graduated from the SAE Institute in 2015.
Influenced early on by his all-time favourite artists, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams, Gregory Alan Isakov, and Rufus Wainwright, Burns has always written and developed his own music and although close to releasing a few EPs, and despite his burning passion for Americana style performance, he always felt slightly disingenuous singing in an American accent. Burns has always written and developed his own music and despite his burning passion for Americana style performance, he was uncomfortable singing with an Americana accent. Ryan switched to his own Scottish accent in 2014 and something just clicked. Having now literally found his own voice, and as he continues to develop as a heartfelt lyricist, and producer, he is finally releasing his long awaited, debut album ‘Absence’.
Ryan will be performing an acoustic version of ‘Absence’ at the exclusive Norwood Club in New York on April 5th and looks set to play Nashville later in the year. He is currently negotiating a licensing deal for his album in Europe.< Back