A bit about myself
KERRY B RYAN BIOGRAPHY
Kerry B Ryan is a critically acclaimed and experienced blues guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and recording artist. He first picked up a guitar at the tender age of thirteen, and has been carrying a guitar everywhere he goes ever since.
Frequently described as a must-see artist for true blues lovers, Kerry B Ryan along with his band The Blues Experience featuring Ian Ironside on drums and Paul O'Neil on bass, bring a wealth of experience to the stage, having performed live for over 30 years. He has also written, arranged and recorded his own original blues music, which has received airplay across Australia and the USA and Europe
Kerry draws his inspiration from a wide range of influences such as Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King and Robert Johnson, to name a few. He always gives his audiences a stellar performance, playing from the heart and always keeping an open mind to allow the music to guide him. His guitar solos are an exciting thing to witness.
If you love truly authentic, from-the-heart blues music, don’t miss Kerry B Ryan.
Starting out his working life as a stockman on cattle stations in Queensland, Kerry now resides in Perth, and performs sold-out shows all around Australia at well-respected venues and festivals such as The Ellington Jazz Club, The Duke of George, Adelaide Guitar Festival, Perth Blues Festival, West Oz Blues Festival, Bridgetown Blues Festival and many more
Returning to music in 2010 he has released Two CD's recorded mostly at his home called Blues for my sweety , and Crazy Blues, all songs have been arranged and or written by Kerry . This CD has been getting airplay across Australia on blues programs and also airplay in the USA, and is currently working a new album
Mean Old Town Blues , which will be available through his BandCamp page as a download and limited CD's
Kerry is always working as much as possible playing small and large venues with his band or as a solo ,some recent larger live performance's have included Adelaide's Guitar Festival ,, Guitars in Bars, West Coast Blues Festival, Bridgetown Blues Festival, Perth Blues Club , and currently regularly putting on a blues show at The Ellington Jazz club in Perth WA and other venues around Perth ,and country Towns.
Kerry lives a varied life , living now in the foothills outside Perth Western Australia, but originally from North Queensland ,starting his working life as a stockman at 14 working on cattle stations in north QLD carrying a guitar with him from place to place ,sitting in with bands from the age of 16.
After moving to Western Australia , he started working in a local music store and played in Blues bands for 15 years and doing the country circuit for 8 years. Kerry stopped traveling to raise a family and went back to handling horses, and making saddlery , only preforming now and then, but has now returned to music full time ..
I am always playing as much as possible so if you like to find out where and when you can sign up to my mailing list , and please do have a listen to some of my music before you go.
Thank you to everyone for your support in what I am doing , to my audience the listeners and fans of blues and the blues DJ's who play my music, the Musician's I work with and my family with out your support it just wouldn't be happening .
Kerry B Ryan .