RYAN DOWNEY – Friday 29th of June at 12.45pm

Anyone who has stepped foot in the store since RYAN DOWNEY‘s debut album ‘Running’ was released would know it’s been on high rotation. We can’t get enough! Downey has created a musical world unlike any that you’ve heardilluminating an artist who has the power to break your heart, mend it and set it on fire, all at the same time. There’s something inherently classic – an elegance – to Downey’s blend of pop, rock and folk. Reminiscent of BRYAN FERRY or LEONARD COHEN, his voice transports you somewhere deeply familiar. However, the songs are punctured and detailed by unmistakably contemporary sounds. He is an artist uniquely capable of balancing cheek and sincerity, classicism and swagger and grandeur and restraint all within a single, composed breath.

Downey carries this exquisite tension from the studio to the stage, bringing an arresting physicality to his live performances. Having just played his first ever sold out headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney, Ryan Downey will be joining Sarah Blasko on her national tour in May/June, alongside his own May headline east coast tour (with full band) in support of the album.

You can catch Ryan in Melbourne on the 17th May at the Northcote Social Club  for his ‘Running’ Album Launch (tickets through Eventbrite). He will also be supporting Sarah Blasko at 170 Russell on the 22nd of June (tickets through Moshtix).