For a young lad of only 19 years of age Ryan Bird has a sincere and masterful way with words that would be at the envy of any songwriter. This envy will increase when we mention that he only started penning songs two years ago! In that time this young man who claims to be ‘not as miserable as he seems’ has come a very long way; independently releasing two EP’s and gigging all over Newcastle and Gateshead.
Ryan uses no flashy tricks of the trade to astound his audiences; he can do that with his softly beautiful songs, their melodic style and his quietly brilliant vocal. Taking back the craft of good old fashioned songwriting, Gateshead born Ryan Bird will leave you with shivers down your spine when he performs.
Words by Dominique Daly
Venue: Blank Studios, 9:15pm, Saturday 24th May.