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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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Here’s a little behind the scenes from Thursday at Glasgow Cathedral, this was in the room at the back of the Cathedral, some seriously lovely acoustics! Jerry, Matt, Patrick and I just had to...


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This Thursday (7/12) I’ll be performing with my Aunt Jerry Burns and more family at the Glasgow Cathedral Christmas Carol Concert in aid of Cancer Research UK. Here’s a clip of us rehearsing with Matthew and Patrick for your eyes and ears... Tickets and Info for Thursday available here: tinyurl.com/yasydp7j ...

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Hello lovely people,

Do you have any plans for tomorrow night? Of course you don't, I'll be supporting BLICK BASSY at The Hug and Pint! He's amazing so definitely come along if you can!

See you all there!

Blick Bassy / The Hug and Pint / 20.11.17

November 20, 2017, 7:30pm - November 20, 2017, 11:30pm

The Hug and Pint presents BLICK BASSY Monday 20th November The Hug and Pint Tickets: bit.ly/2x7gMST

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