Ryan Gazzola's music is built upon a mission to combine modern pop songwriting with golden-era musicianship and musicality. Originally from Vancouver, the Toronto-based singer-songwriter is currently in production of his next project which consists of a batch of releases leading up to an EP. “With this project, I tried to emphasize contemporary pop grooves with funk and soul roots”, Gazzola explains, “it draws on inspiration from Maroon 5, John Mayer, Tom Misch and Stevie Wonder”.
In early 2018, Gazzola recorded In the Waking Hour, an eight-track pop-rock album that has received over 30k Spotify streams since its release in the summer of 2018. Canadian Beats writes, “The songs [on] In the Waking Hour all have such depth and love to them; whoever listens to these songs can relate to them on every level[.]"
During the summer of 2015, Gazzola was a finalist in the Calgary Stampede Talent Search Competition. Playing his original song “Emotion”, he was dubbed #VocalGold by Dragons' Den (CBC Television) entrepreneur and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson on Twitter. Gazzola was also a finalist in the 2016 Calgary Stampede Talent Search, playing another original song entitled “Please, Please Stay”.
The independent songwriter has performed across four provinces in over 150 live shows solo and live with the five-piece Ryan Gazzola Band, a group of talented musicians formed during Gazzola’s time studying at McGill University (Montreal).
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