Ryan O'Reilly, from Winchester, UK, is a songwriter whose Irish parentage and English upbringing combine to create a passionate storyteller.
A meandering musical journey began with performing at open-mic nights in Toronto as a teenager, studying poetry in Dublin and making a living street performing on London’s Portobello Road. Ryan began gaining experience and fans from touring extensively across Europe and North America playing shows with Ashley McBryde, Matthew & The Atlas and Lissie, joining acts like Dwayne Gretzky, Arkells and Anaïs Mitchell on-stage to perform and headlining a tour of medieval churches across Europe with Canadian trio The O'Pears. The debut album 'The Northern Line' was released on Qatar’s first indie label (DNA Records) and featured the singles 'The One', 'November' and 'Sometimes Things Just Happen' which entered German airplay charts. The second album 'I Can't Stand The Sound' was recorded in a cinema in Brooklyn, NY. Produced by David Granshaw and in collaboration with Tyler Kyte, ‘I Can't Stand The Sound’ was released on DNA/CARGO Records on 26 January 2018 and was warmly received by German and Spanish radio. In 2018 Ryan teamed up with Hayley Reardon, from Boston, MA to tour Europe and the two began writing and recording together releasing 'Good Enough' independently online in May 2019.