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Ryan Downey Single Launch with Hannah Blackburn & Francesca Gonzales (UPSTAIRS)

Tickets $5+BF/$7 on the door. Doors 7.00 PM

Whether it’s sorrow with satisfaction or earnestness with innuendo, parallels continuously meet and entwine throughout Ryan’s fine-wine combination of pop, rock and folk. Led by the sheer size and heartbreaking beauty of his voice, Ryan delivers an arresting solo performance, transforming the limitations of standing alone onstage into a spectacle. Dubbed “The Voice of Bigsound 2016” by The Music, he’s been quietly gathering an audience after performing at Falls Festival, By The Meadow, St Kilda Festival and MONA and opening for acts including Julia Jacklin, Luluc and Slow Dancer. After two EPs, his ‘Running’ LP sees Ryan finally able to stretch his legs fully. Finding the perfect collaborator in producer Steve Hassett (of Luluc), the 10 songs were recorded across New York and Melbourne in early 2017. The songs magnificently capture and illuminate an artist set to ignite, break and comfort hearts, potentially all at the same time.