Ryan Carty

Ryan Carty

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Ryan Carty, the name that’s currently on the lips of everyone in the UK’s gospel industry. Released on an independent the label ‘Journey To Purpose’ is neo soul gospel at its best and blazing with eleven tracks produced by some of the best independent producers around...

Biography

RYAN CARTY

RISING YOUNG BRITISH GOSPEL STAR

“I want to take people on a journey” says Ryan Carty one of UK’s rising young gospel stars. Likened to Musiq Soulchild and Stevie Wonder his soft smooth vocals belie his 22 years, and his musical gifts in the fields of songwriting, singing and musicianship have marked him out as an artist to watch.

He grew up in the Greater Faith Ministries (GFM) in South London where he became a Christian at the age of 10. He is still a member of GFM and now serves in the roles of praise and worship leader, director of the youth choir and resident church keyboardist.

It’s hardly surprising Ryan has become an artist to watch. His musical influences are drawn from a wide range of sources, including gospel greats Fred Hammond, Kim Burrell and Daryl Coley as well as neo-soul star Musiq Soulchild, and his talent was honed in the church.

Not content on relying on his natural ability alone, Ryan has enhanced his talents further by studying Vocal Styling at the Academy of Contemporary Music in London and enlisting award winning and accomplished UK gospel artist Noel Robinson and Clinton Jordan as mentors.

Ryan’s investment in his musical gifting has paid off. In 2002, at the age of 15, he won the Talk Gospel Award for best male vocalist and has been in demand ever since to sing at key events across the country.

He has performed at numerous prestigious venues across the UK, including The Hilton, Fairfield Halls, Hackney Empire, Tiger Tiger and the Hard Rock Café and been featured on the albums of leading artists such as Green Jade, Jahaziel, Clinton Jordan, Dwayne Tryumf and G-Force. He’s also appeared on Christian TV, where he was featured on the popular UK Gospel Live show broadcast on Revelation TV where he performed his debut single, ‘Everything I Needed’.

His young age means that not only does Ryan connect well with the young, he also has a strong passion to reach them. Like many people who have grown up in an urban environment, Ryan has been deeply touched by the spate of knife and gun killings during the past 12 months, which have claimed the lives of a rising number of young people. With this fact in mind, Ryan is keen for his music to be seen as edgy enough to capture the attention of teenagers, whatever their religious persuasion, and inspirational enough to touch their hearts with the gospel message of hope and encourage them to make the most of their God given potential.

Ryan’s highly anticipated debut release is scheduled for 8 September 2008 and includes his first popular online and radio track “Everything I Needed” produced by Clint Jordan, lyrics that speak about Christ being everything; “Unconditional Love” a mid tempo track produced by Gavin Holigan talks about God loving us unconditionally. “Words Can’t Explain” also produced by Gavin Holigan is a classic stand out ballad which shows Ryan’s vocal power and range and his ability in delivering a ballad; “Gratitude” produced by Waz’Er Nate can be considered a classic in demonstrating Ryan’s natural neo-soul style.

From the traditional sounding gospel track “Lord Revive Me” produced by Gavin Holigan to the Reggae influenced “Now I’m Ready” featuring award winning ragga artist Watchman (produced by Ricardo Mitchell and Gavin Holigan), to the hip hop flavoured “Didn’t You Know” (produced by Luke Grant ‘GKid’) featuring the UK’s number one holy hip artist Jahaziel Ryan and the rock influenced ”How Much Longer”.

The ‘X factor’ which makes Ryan stand out from all the other up and coming gospel artists, is his unique, soulful vocals. His voice lends itself to many cutting edge urban sounds like neo-soul, soul and r’n’b, as well as the church influenced music styles of Praise and Worship and of course gospel.

It’s due to this musical versatility that Ryan has garnered respect from fellow artists as well as a growing fan base. Ryan invites everyone to listen to the album realising that in this life at one time or another we face challenges and uncertainties that we can overcome as it is all part of our Journey to Purpose. Enjoy.

For further information on Ryan Carty contact Roney Henderson
t: +44 (0) 208 653 1371
m: +44 (0) 796 074 1976
e: roneyhenderson@aol.co.uk

Discography

Journey To Purpose - 2008 (J2P0001)

Set List

1. Unconditional Love
2. Gratitude
3. Everything I Needed
4. Won’t Quit
5. Words Can't Explain
6. Lord Show Me