Greg Ryan is a pianist, harpist and creative facilitator born in Newport, South Wales. As a composer, Greg writes music that reflects the new age aesthetics of peace and beauty while trying to keep his spiritualist feet figuratively (and literally) on the ground.
Greg has composed for multiple film and tv projects, played live shows across the UK and USA, lead on creative education projects with Tate and Shakespeare’s Globe and remixed the London Symphony Orchestra's string section with the help of 300 children.
Greg released his first solo piano album, “Scribblings” at the age of 19 and followed up with his second album “Crossways” at the age of 25.
As a singer and producer, Greg is one half of acoustic duo "Nothing North Of Alaska". Greg won "Best Acoustic Act" at the Download Music Awards and went on to spend two weeks at number 1 on the International Independent Charts with his first single. Greg has had multiple plays on BBC Radio as well as being featured as BBC Introducing’s “Artist Of the week”.
When composing and recording, Greg plays piano, harp, guitar, saxophone, ukulele, mandolin and violin. Greg has also been known to make his own creations including a guitello (guitar/cello hybrid) and a ukulin (ukulele/violin hybrid)!
Greg’s recently launched youtube channel has acquired over 300,000 views in a month and features quirky covers of popular songs as well as originals.
Greg writes for all sorts of films ranging from full length features to little animated shorts.
When composing and recording, Greg plays piano, harp, guitar, saxophone, ukulele, mandolin and violin.
Unsatisfied with the range of conventional instruments on offer, Greg has also been known to make his own. Creations include a guitello (guitar/cello hybrid) and a ukulin (ukulele/violin hybrid).
Even though Greg specialises in classical and cinematic music, he is partial to a bit of everything. Influences range from Ludovico Einaudi to Train to Eskmo and Noah and The Whale!