“About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I'm good at. I know what I ain't. I'm always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that's the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.”
— Keith Richards
What kind of music is it...?
What kind of music is it? Well, it's sort of like Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen & John Mellencamp, jamming in the back of a converted Bluebird tour bus, on the way to Mountainfest.
Bryan draws his inspiration and style from ‘50’s to 70’s Rock, Roots, Blues and Motown, right up to today's contemporary artists, his repertoire spans 50 years of popular music.
Employing his own unique style and voice to make each song his own, he draws the audience in and makes you feel at home.
He has performed in such diverse venues as, the Yale Hotel, Selkirk Music Festival, The Clarke Theatre, The Railyard and pubs, halls & restaurants too numerous to list, across Canada. In August 2009 he toured Southern Australia performing in pubs, coffee houses and house concerts.
Bryan recorded his eponymous debut E.P. in 1984, which received airplay on local radio stations. In 2018 he released the Indie CD "the Bryan O'Ruanaidh Band "LIVE" at the Railyard."
His original songs are intimate and vulnerable, reflecting life’s triumphs and tragedies.