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ABOUT RYAN JOSEPH BURNS

Ryan Joseph Burns is a Scottish singer-songwriter, musician and producer.  Born in Glasgow in 1991, Ryan was Introduced to his first guitar at 12 and he was actively encouraged by his whole family to sing and harmonise with his two brothers at The Burns Clan’s many parties.

Graduating from music performance and production from Reid Kerr College in 2009, Ryan played in successful college band, The Seventeenth Century, performing at T in The Park and The Wickerman Festival.

Invited to play his first solo gig, supporting Katie Sutherland (Pearl and the Puppets) by singer-songwriter Ally Kerr, Ryan joined Ally on tour in Singapore, The Philippines and Japan, just as he turned 18, promoting Ally’s second album.

Young Ryan’s appetite for live performance and touring was well and truly whet and he has been playing, performing and supporting both emerging and established talent ever since.

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.

In 2014, whilst demo-ing his album, Ryan switched to his own accent 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 is currently getting ready for a new release and 2018 Tour dates to be announced very shortly.

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ICYMI: I spoke to @PaulEnglishhack for @Sunday_Post last week about my upcoming #BurnsOnBurns Vol 1 and how I involved my family, @melankkolia @gerardmburns, to make it #FullBurns! Read here: https://t.co/dkvOaA22J5

I interviewed @ryanjosephburns about covering the work of #RobertBurns for his gorgeous new EP Burns On Burns, and the unique quality of blood harmony singing with @gerardmburns & @melankkolia for today’s Sunday_Post https://t.co/9YE1lN7Bat

A tribute to Burns, by Burns. I spoke to singer @ryanjosephburns about family harmony, mince & tatties and his new EP of Robert Burns songs (which is very good indeed) #burnsnight #RobertBurns https://t.co/9YE1lN7Bat

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