About

Ryan is a 24 year old musician from Auckland, New Zealand with 20 years experience in making music. At the age of two, Ryan found himself with a guitar in his hands and by the age of four, was determined to put on a musical performance for his family, thus finding his feet in music at a very young age. Ryan is a multi talented musician with a passion for playing the guitar and saxophone however, he also has the ability to play the bass guitar and piano/keys. Alongside this, Ryan has a distinct passion for straight ahead jazz/bebop, yet his capability to play a wide range of genres is unending.

 

Ryan is a graduate from the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) with a Bachelor of Recording Arts Degree (BRA) and is primarily a session musician, yet he also has expertise in producing, arranging, composing, beat making and performing.   

​He has recorded with some of the worlds best session musicians including Donald Hayes (Saxophonist for Robin Thicke, Queen Latifah, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Bonnie Riatt, Chaka Khan, CeLo Green, Eric Benet, Philip Bailey, TLC and more), Clay Benjamin (Guitarist for, Rev Al Green, James Brown and Kool And The Gang) and Stephen Small (Pianist for Opshop, Leo Sayer and Bonnie Tyler.

Throughout his life as a musical creative, Ryan has found inspiration through artists such as George Benson, Norman Brown, Incognito, The Brand New Heavies, Brian McKnight, Will Downing, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and Everette Harp.

Artist Credits:​ Donald Hayes, Clay Benjamin, Greg Manning, Stan Walker, Jackson Owens, Big Taste

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