Ryan Davey is a young Bristol Based Session Musician, Guitar Teacher, Songwriter and Guitar Player. From an early age Ryan has been gigging around the country with a wide variety of artists and musicians which has always been a massive passion of his.
Music gives Ryan scope to not only develop his skills within the industry but also gives him opportunities and confidence in general life. During Ryan’s musical journey, he has expanded his guitar playing knowledge and can adapt to different genres. This has been developed through working with rock/pop cover bands, short notice gigs, Wedding/function bands, playing in Musical theatre shows and playing for the number one Bee Gees Tribute band in the UK. Whilst exploring avenues of music, Ryan has also been lucky enough to sit in with the session band for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita who were performing at the prestigious Birmingham Hippodrome. The opportunity arose from completing the London Trinity College of Music’s Grade 8 Rock and Pop exam in which Ryan obtained a Distinction with a mark of 98%. Through this exam Ryan was lucky enough to meet and network with one of the session members from the touring Evita show which then led him to experience being part of a live professional pit band.
Ryan first started playing guitar at the age of thirteen whilst being influenced by a musical community of students in Worle Community School. In combination of music inspiration with listening to the likes of Gary Moore, BB king, Dire Straits and many other influential bands, Ryan became incredibly inspired by guitar emphasized music. From this influence he then went on to achieve an A* in Access to Music at GCSE level.
During education, Ryan sought opportunities outside of the classroom to not only gain experience but also secure a professional career within the music industry. This led onto recording with songwriters/musicians in studios such as Monnow Valley, Modern World and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. For his College BTEC Situated at Weston College, Ryan obtained a distinction star in professional performance and followed on to further his qualifications which led him to achieve a first class performance and production BA Hons degree in Popular music (foundation) and Performance/Production Studies (BA) through Bath Spa University.
Ryan has established himself as a professional live and studio session guitarist. He has worked for acts such as Jive Talkin who have remained as the number one Bee Gees tribute act in the UK. Ryan has also worked with Sarah Eden-Winn (runner up – The Voice UK) and Marvin Da Jazz man who made his debut on Britain’s Got Talent with the Ratpackers in 2018.
Ryan is now currently working for several teaching associations also playing with local musicians in corporate and wedding functions whilst still performing with various artists in acoustic and electric band formats professionally around the UK. Ryan is also in the process of creating his own projects and material which is guaranteed to take the guitar playing world by storm. Stay tuned for his latest work by following his personal page on facebook, his website and Instagram + Twitter under the username of @RyanJDMusic.
Music for me turns negatives in life into positives.
Photographer: Vanda Dvorska