Bio

Bryan's music has been described as...
“Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, jamming with the Beatles and BB King, in the back of a 1957 Bluebird Bus, on the way to Mountain Fest!”


Singer/Songwriter Bryan O'Ruanaidh started his musical career at age 14, when the Beatles convinced him that playing in a band was the life for him. Soon he was playing in dance bands, around southern Ontario. Moving west, in his early twenties, he ended up in B.C. and settled in the Slocan Valley

After ten years of living and performing with various bands
in the West Kootenay, Bryan moved to Vancouver in order to access a larger audience and pursue a solo career. He hired future 'Odds' guitarist, Steven Y. Drake, Steven's brother, Adam Drake (Powder Blues Band - Holly McNarland) and keyboardist, Rick Hopkins, (Colin James Band) for a studio project. They recorded four of Bryan's original songs. Which received airplay and garnered good reviews on some Vancouver radio stations, but generated no income. A young, growing family needed to be fed, so he got a "real" job.

Now the kids are grown and gone, the need to connect and communicate with his audience has become paramount. Bryan has been writing new songs, re-learning and re-arranging classic rock, blues and folk material and performing for people in Pubs, Coffeee Houses, House Concerts and Benefit Shows.
His new CD "LIVE" at the RailYard will be released in February 2017.

Contact Bryan at 604-782-6723
for more information. Check out his new music, and sign up to his mailing list.

CD Release February 18, 2016

CD Release February 18, 2016