Billy Ryland – Singer – Guitarist – Songwriter
I am originally from NZ of mix blood; Maori/Irish/Spanish/English/African American.and have spent many years as a vocalist fronting pop bands playing covers and originals.
Also as a Bass player for Australian artists "Marcia Hines" (Australian Idol judge), "Doug Parkinson", and "Mark Williams" two of Australia's greatest Soul and R&B singers.
Played bass with BVs in Australias premier reggae band "Untabu".
Won a TV talent show "Star Search" with Pop band "Coup-De-Grace" See Video Below Billy is playing bass guitar located in the middle 2nd on the left.
Played Bass guitar in band "Blackfeather" toured Australia in support to "Joe Cocker" and received a standing ovation at the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne for a Stevie Wonder ballad " All in Love is Fair"
Toured as support for "Tina Turner" and "Randy Crawford" also. Played Bass Guitar in a show called "THE MOTOWN STORY" based at KINSELAS in Sydney and toured Nationally.
Have spent the last few years writing and recording original material such as the song "Tears" which you can listen to below. This song is currently a rough draft as lyrics, arrangement and vocals are being edited.
- Tears Billy Ryland 4:29
Recently performed solo, acoustic and vocals, headlining in several intimate devotional concerts.
Influences: Sting, The Script, Stevie Wonder, Gotye, Tony Bennett, Stan Walker, Guy Sebastian, Donald Fagan, Steeley Dan, To Many To List, But Beatles, Eric Bonet, Michael Mcdonald, Walk Off The Earth. Police, Et
I am about to release my first Book with a CD. Book title: "The Obsolescence of Atheism" CD title: Eastern Star"
Visit my websites below for more info and view some additional early videos by doing a youtube search for "Coup de Grace" or "Into the Fire" or "To Another World" which you can also find at the Youtube channel below listed as Click To Visit - Scroll Down to View Videos.