Ryan Keen

When I walked into a bar in Camden on a Wednesday night, and heard this amazing folk voice playing a cover of ‘Stay’ by Mikky Ekko and Rihanna, myself (and the whole crowd) was captivated by this talented voice.

Ryan Keen is an English folk/acoustic/pop singer, all the way from South Devon. When hearing Ryan’s voice live, his voice reminded me of Ryan Adams- and no, its not just because they share the same first name- with the husky voice and folk feel. Not only is his voice superb, but also Ryan’s guitar rhythm and skills are insane. Ryan’s love for music and the guitar started at a young age, picking up his first guitar at the age of eight. Naturally, Ryan’s talent has not gone unnoticed, with already having toured with Lucy Rose, Ben Howard, Delilah, Newton Faulkner, and toured twice with his pal Ed Sheeran. You can see that these musical geniuses have rubbed off on Ryan’s music, and vice-versa.

Ryan’s brilliant tunes, such as ‘Focus’, has been played on both Fearne Cotton’s and Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 shows, with Zane Lowe placing ‘Focus’ on his ‘Next Big Hype’ track.‘Focus’ is not only a great song, but it is an amazing animated video. With joining forces with one of the country’s best stop-motion animators Andy Shackleford, Ryan creates a sweet and creative video, which also won Limelight Award for Best Music Video.

This year you will find Ryan, not only touring round Britain and Europe, but at festivals such as Wakestock, Redfest, Boardmasters, Secret Garden Party, Camp Bestival, Kendall Calling, and Bestival.

So to hear more of Ryan’s music, go to https://soundcloud.com/ryan-keen. And, to book tickets to see Ryan live and more info, go to http://www.ryankeen.co.uk/.





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About Melanie Moran

I am a Comparative Literature and Film Studies student at Queen Mary, University of London. What I enjoy about my degree is pushing myself to work hard and immersing myself in writing, literature and exploring the rich cinematic world. Some of my favourite novels include, To Kill a Mocking Bird and The Great Gatsby. Cinematically, I love the works of Wes Anderson, Krzysztof Kieślowski and Ingmar Bergman (with Wild Strawberries being one of my favourite films). I am originally from Melbourne, Australia. I moved to Cambridge when I was twelve years old, and London when I was eighteen. I love living in one of the world’s greatest cities, and utilising all London has to offer. I can explore and enrich my passion for the theatre, cinema, literature, art, photography, architecture, fashion and music in London. London is the cultural capital, which has allowed creative individuals like myself to be inspired and thrive. I am extremely excited to showcase the vast and extensive talent the Swinging City has to offer. I know there are amazing unsigned talented individuals from seeing these gifted individuals with my own two eyes, and also from working with the Roundhouse Rising Festival. I worked alongside the Roundhouse in Camden, to showcase an amazing line-up of emerging music. I saw just how many brilliantly creative and talented people there are in London and across Britain. Alongside with ‘Born in Britain’, I want to help unearth some amazing talent London has to offer.

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