Tenor, countertenor, pop vocalist and songwriter born and raised in Bristol, England who first sang as a chorister at Bristol Cathedral. Ryland moved to Paris to undertake a serious study of music. While there, he met Kentucky native Bryce Johnson
who later became his Austin-based writing partner. Eventually Ryland began singing with many prestigious ensembles, among them Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the Ensemble of Early Music of New York and Les Arts Florissants. He's performed at the New York City Opera, the English National Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Opéra National de Paris and many more, covering every important work in the countertenor repertoire. In 2006, he is nominated for a classical Grammy for his work with the Tiffany Consort. Eventually Ryland moved to New York and although his classical career was flourishing, he longed to develop his pop ideas. Upon meeting songwriter Ed Bennett
, he had found a partner who understood his vision and the two collaborated intensely. At this time, Ryland also travelled to Texas to work with lyricist Johnson. After cutting a few demos, he was signed to Manhattan Records
which released his self-titled first album Ryland Angel
. He continues his classical concert schedule, and although Ryland has an affinity for renaissance and Baroque music, he plans on devoting more time on his pop music endeavors.