Debut Album 'Running' Out Now

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"Downey's seductive baritone can melt steel beams, so it will turn your knees to butter, guaranteed - ★★★★1/2" - The Music

“Terrifyingly beautiful...Downey has a soul, serenity and talent with which few are born. This is artfolk at its best.” - The Daily Indie, Netherlands

“A voice that will not be compared to any other…Ryan Downey is our new addiction” - Rocknfool, France

"Ryan Downey plays by his own rules on 'Running' - a completely compelling debut." - Happy Mag

"In case it wasn't public knowledge yet let me make it clear; this dude's got one of the best voices in the country." - Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed

"There aren't very many artists who defy expectation, but Ryan Downey is one of those people" - Henry Wagons, Double J

"The Voice of Bigsound 2016" - The Music

"One of Australia's most exciting new singers" - Broadsheet

"Ryan Downey alludes classification...One of the finest singer-songwriters we've heard in a while." - Happy Mag

"Downey’s songs are finely crafted and nuanced works of art. An intriguing talent to keep an eye on." - Xpress Magazine


The defining feature of Ryan Downey’s music is his voice; a jaw-dropping, unmistakable baritone that drives his gloriously-crafted songwriting.

Downey blends intrigue and intimacy in his stunning 2018 debut album Running. Long-listed in the Australian Music Prize, it’s a stand-out debut that reveals an artist capable of balancing cheek and sincerity, classicism and swagger and grandeur and restraint, all within a single composed breath.

The Melbourne Art-folk artist has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with his mesmerising stage presence following a UK/EU tour supporting Marlon Williams, national tours with Tiny Ruins and Sarah Blasko, sold-out headline shows, winning the 2018 Upstart Award, opening for Julia Jacklin, Luluc and performing at Falls Festival, MONA, BigSound and more. Ryan is currently writing his anticipated sophomore album.

Running is available worldwide via Barely Dressed Records / Remote Control.


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Contact: Kate Adams @ Fresh Air Artist Management - kate@freshairartists.com