Ryan Gazzola's musical style of pop-rock with elements of soul and funk is built upon a “melting pot” philosophy that takes listeners on a unique adventure from one song to the next. For fans of John Mayer and Maroon 5, Ryan’s music is a must listen. Originally from Vancouver, the Canadian singer-songwriter believes in creating music from the ground up: with a guitar and a notepad, lending itself to a sound that feels authentic and raw. Through this approach, Ryan seeks to blend iconic golden-era musicality with the melodic playfulness and structure of contemporary pop. With the addition of sweet vocals, slick guitar playing, and a stellar supporting band, the result is a harmonious blend of modern precision and timeless class.
Currently, Ryan is writing and recording his next project which features a much heavier emphasis on contemporary grooves with funk and soul roots. The first single is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2019.
In early 2018, Ryan was awarded an Artist Development Grant from FACTOR Canada to record In the Waking Hour, an 8-track pop-rock album that has received over 30k Spotify streams since its release in the summer of 2018.
During the summer of 2015, Ryan was a finalist in the Calgary Stampede's prestigious Talent Search Competition. Playing his original song Emotion, he was dubbed #VocalGold by Dragons' Den entrepreneur and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson on Twitter. Ryan was also a finalist in the 2016 Calgary Stampede Talent Search, playing another original song entitled Please, Please Stay.
The independent songwriter performs live with the 5-piece Ryan Gazzola Band, a group of talented, young musicians formed at McGill University, as well as solo.
For more information, please visit: www.RyanGazzola.com