Ryan Greaves, is a 22 year old Singer-Songwriter from Southampton, with an affinity for penning songs based on his own, and others’ real life experiences.
Since picking up an acoustic guitar for the first time in his mid-teens, Ryan hasn’t once looked back.
With initial aspirations to becoming nothing more than a Songwriter, the course of Ryan’s path was changed dramatically, following a school friend’s kind remarks about his vocal ability. Sighting influence from artists’ such as John Mayer, Will Varley & Eminem, Ryan’s never been afraid to experiment with different genres, and in 2015, released his debut EP “Get Set, Go”- a record which showcases Ryan’s ability to move fluently from slow, romantic ballads’, to fast paced lyrical tongue twisters
After playing more than 100 shows in 2016, Ryan’s first year of performing on a wider scale, He decided to announce his first UK Tour for the October of that year. An 8 day, cross-country feat, which saw Ryan visit venues in: London, Swansea, Leeds, The Isle of Wight, Chichester, Portsmouth, and his hometown of Southampton
The first single and Title Track from Ryan Greaves Debut EP ‘Get Set, Go’.
One month later, Ryan released his second EP- “Halcyon”, alongside a sold-out launch show at Southampton’s legendary “Frog & Frigate”.
Drawing inspiration from his own endeavours, Ryan penned more than 50 songs for his follow-up release, eventually settling on what he described as “The best five songs at the time”.
Following the release of “Halcyon”, The lead single- “When She Loved Me”, was also selected by BBC INTRODUCING to be broadcast as part of their regional show, with Presenter Steph Nieuwenhuys describing it as “An acoustic, earnest track lamenting that lost love which we can all identify with!”
A video for the track was released in March 2017 via Youtube, aswell as Ryan’s official Facebook page, with views on the latter well in excess of 12,000.
Watch the video for ‘When She Loved Me’ below.
2017 saw Ryan return to the studio, to work quietly alongside his long time Producer, Joe Lewis-Brown, on new music. However, this didn’t stop Ryan’s determination- as well as playing some 120 shows, he also featured on three separate releases, two of which, were selected to be played by BBC INTRODUCING.
In November ’17, Ryan returned to the road again, embarking on his second UK Tour. Longer than his first, this tour saw Ryan play a total of 13 shows in just 10 days. As of December 2017, Ryan’s song “Wait”, taken from the “Halcyon” EP, was chosen by listeners of Southampton’s local radio station, VOICE FM, to be the Anthem of the year.
Ryan plans to release more new music in 2018.
Let’s see what Ryan Greaves has to say about Vocalzone!
“Vocalzone has completely changed the way in which I approach my live performances. Since I discovered Vocalzone in 2015, my vocal ability has only gotten better. I always ensure I have at least 2 packs with me before every show, just so I know that I’m giving the best performance I possibly can!”