Ryan's new album Stylish One takes it's name from his song inspired by fashion designer Stella McCartney. The album is available now from iTunes, Amazon and Tesco.
We caught up with Ryan to find out a bit more.
How long have you been making music?
Eight years ago I started writing my own songs when I was told by an A&R guy at a record company that cover versions would get me nowhere. He liked my sound and that encouraged me to start writing.
What inspired your latest album?
The Stylish One album and single of the same name evolved after a long stay in hospital. While I was there I read something about Stella McCartney. I admired her determination mostly and the fashion industry seemed like the music industry to me, alluring but really hard to impress.
What process do you go through?
When you're unsigned and have no contacts in the music business it's vital that what you send out is your best work. The songwriting process for me is that I will only work hard on a new song if I think what I'm writing about will enthuse a listener. There's nine singles on the album and some of the records I've put on the Stylish One album have spent over a year on internet radio playlists. I'm thrilled that it has been album of the week on Marlow FM and that Oban FM also want to support the Stylish One single and album.
How would you describe your sound?
Thanks to my producer Oz Wright for ensuring that my sound has energy and that the stories in my songs are communicated effectively to the listener.
What would your dream collaboration be?
My dream collaboration would be Sergio Pizzorno, from Kasabian - his music on the movie London Boulevard was amazing. Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Jeff Lynne, ELO, Debbie Harry, Blondie, Jeff Beck, The Yardbirds.
When can we catch you live next?
Waiting for surgery currently, but it would be cool to be invited to play live on Jools Holland!