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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 will be performing an acoustic version of ‘Absence’ at the exclusive Norwood Club in New York on April 5th.

He will then return home to Glasgow the following week and launch ‘Absence’ with a full live band production at St Luke’s in Glasgow on April 12th where he will be supported on the title track of the album by Scottish Album of the Year 2015 winner, Kathryn Joseph.

Regular band mates keyboard player, Tommy Reilly, acoustic guitarist, Michael Cassidy, drummer Gordon Turner and bassist Alan Langdon, electric guitarist John Martin will be supporting Ryan along with his singer-songwriter, Aunt Jerry Burns with his brothers Matthew and Patrick who are being pulled from their childhood retirement for a well-honed harmony.

Ryan looks set to play Nashville later in the year and is currently negotiating a licensing deal for his album in Europe.

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Really looking forward to performing at the Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox All Dayer 2017 next Sunday (6th August).

Here's a look at the full line-up and stage times, will be a great day!


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