South Lanarkshire born singer-songwriter Ryan Kershaw delivers beautifully emotive reflections on life. Deftly navigating the alt-folk/acoustic tradition Ryan weaves touching and thought provoking vocals into poignant, often sublime, tracks.
A family man at heart, struggling with the eccentric, angry and troubled performer within, Ryan finds joy and meaning in the works of musicians, poets and artists across the centuries from John Milton and William Blake through to Jim Morrison as well as contemporary writers like Philip Pullman and Terry Pratchett.
Owner of an extremely impressive vinyl collection Ryan’s love of music was inspired by both his Father, whose passionate encouragement was repaid by an unending hunt for new artists that he might like, and his Uncle to whom he attributes his obsession with guitar and music in general.
From the mundane, to the sublime, Ryan’s musical perspective never fails to raise a wry smile. William Blake couched in the warm embrace of harmony, “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”