Ryan On Keys

Location South Yorkshire
Starting from £216.00
2 reviews
Location South Yorkshire
Starting from £216.00
Read 2 reviews

International Jazz/Soul Piano Vocalist

Having performed at some of the world’s most prestigious and respected festivals and venues, including a residency at The Burj Al Arab, Dubai and headline appearances at Glastonbury’s Jazz and Blues Stage, Ryan is a fully versatile and experienced artist.

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Ryan On Keys

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Having performed at some of the world’s most prestigious and respected festivals and venues, including a residency at The Burj Al Arab, Dubai and headline appearances at Glastonbury’s Jazz and Blues Stage, Ryan is a fully versatile and experienced artist.  

Brought up on a strict diet of Stevie Wonder, Prince, James Brown and Michael Jackson, as well as Robert Glasper, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, Ryan injects some jazz and soul into the nu-funk idiom. 

With over 20 years professional experience, Ryan has worked alongside numerous artists of note.  In addition to providing keys to some of the best in the business, Ryan produces his own music.  2019 sees the release of the forthcoming “#newlife” album, which features the legendary Haggis Horns (Jamiroquai, John Legend and the Roots, Mark Ronson), Joost Hendrickx (Shatners Bassoon, Submotion Orchestra, Kefaya) and Ali Mac (Thabo, Portmanteau). 

Graduating from Leeds College of Music, Ryan holds a BA Degree in Jazz and a Masters Degree in Performance and Composition. Moving forward, Ryan is currently a PhD researcher at University of Sheffield with a special interest in music’s potential in public engagement.

• Solo piano vocalist (with or without backing tracks)
• Duo to include saxophone/vocalist (female - style of Postmodern Jukebox)
• Duo to include saxophone (jazz/soul/pop)
• Trio to include guitar and drums (jazz/soul/pop)
• Quartet to include bass, drums and saxophone (jazz/soul/pop)
• Full DJ set up and service available


Sample Repertoires


  • Night and Day
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • Moondance
  • Under My Skin
  • Lady Is A Tramp
  • Summertime
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Mack The Knife
  • Fly Me To The Moon

Soul and Funk

  • Give Me The Night
  • Streetlife
  • Never Too Much
  • Love Foolosophy
  • Superstition
  • Lovely Day
  • Just The Two Of Us
  • Ain’t No Sunshine
  • Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
  • Play That Funky Music


  • Shape Of You
  • Treasure
  • I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
  • The Way You Make Me Feel
  • I'm Still Standing
  • SexyBack
  • Sing It Back
  • Valerie
  • Can't Stop The Feeling
  • American Boy
, Birthday Party, Nedd Ludd, Nottinghamshire

Brilliant performance. I would highly recommend him.

, Wedding, Yorkshire

After seeing Ryan perform 4 years ago when we decided to get married he was our immediate choice to perform for our Evening Reception. Ryan’s performance is so stylish and reflects the genre of music we love. Several guests have requested his details as would want to see him perform again. A classy performer who delivered our Entertainment with a refreshing difference to the norm when it comes to Weddings!

• Rolex
• Maserati
• 5-month residency at “The Burj Al Arab”, Dubai
• DJ residency aboard Silja Serenade, Helsinki/Stockholm
• Headline spot at Bourbon Street Jazz and Blues, Glastonbury 2010 and 2011
• Headline performances at Tramlines, Sheffield
• Y Not Festival, Matlock
• Headline performance at Harley Festival, Innsbruck
• Headline performance at The Brunete Fiesta, Madrid
• Maturaball at Gotzis, Austria
• NYE Gala Dinner Dance at Hotel National, Zermatt
• Mercure Hotels at Sheffield and Manchester
• Kenwood Hall Hotel at Sheffield

Q. I note that you play many styles. Are you able to provide jazz for dining followed by pop for dancing?
A. Of course - I offer various packages to accommodate your itinerary and from a logistics point of view, this prevents you having two bands taking up that much needed dancefloor space! Let me know your requirements and I shall work closely with you to ensure the smooth running of your event.

Q. “I'm Still Standing” and “Girl From Ipanema” seem to be at opposite ends of the musical spectrum - how does this work regarding set consistency?
A. I am able to play almost any song in any style. Given my speciality however, most of the music I perform is given a neo-soul jazz facelift. This, of course, can be ramped up to dancefloor standards as the evening progresses.

Q. Can you offer a DJ service?
A. I provide a pre-mixed playlist, or can accept your mp3 player for before, between and after my live sets as standard. For a more dynamic performance to go with the flow of the event, a live DJ service can be added into your package at an additional cost.

Q. Do you take requests?
A. My repertoire is extensive (over 500 songs and counting) so I rarely pre-plan a setlist, and instead tend to go with the flow of the event. I will however, consider special requests in advance - just let me know and I’ll advise as necessary.

  • 2x45mins
  • 3x30mins
  • 1x60mins

To be flexible as appropriate

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

Foreign Locations

Europe £480.00 Rest of the world £480.00

North East

Durham £330.00 Northumberland £360.00 North Yorkshire £270.00 South Yorkshire £216.00 Tyne and Wear £360.00 West Yorkshire £300.00 Yorkshire £216.00 East Yorkshire £216.00 Leeds £216.00

North West

Cheshire £330.00 Cumbria £360.00 Manchester £240.00 Lancashire £330.00 Merseyside £342.00 Liverpool £342.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £240.00 Leicestershire £270.00 Lincolnshire £270.00 Northamptonshire £342.00 Nottinghamshire £240.00 Rutland £330.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £360.00 Herefordshire £360.00 Shropshire £342.00 Staffordshire £342.00 Warwickshire £342.00 Worcestershire £360.00 Birmingham £342.00
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