Day 2: Ryan O'Reilly | #HITSBC15


Hey guys!

Welcome to day 2 of our Birthday Countdown! I'm very happy to see you here and can't wait to show you more incredible live performances during our birthday countdown.

If you're new to the party: throughout the entire month one artist/one band a day is going to wish
 house in the sand a happy birthday and then perform a song for us.

Today the Ryan O'Reilly plays us a song.

Ryan O'Reilly and his band offer a big variety of sounds, still they march into the Folk and Americana direction. Their songwriting is mainly influenced by relationships with people as well as different places.
  Commuting between London (UK), Berlin (Germany) and Toronto (Canada) the band is obviously offered a wide range of city influences.

 Ryan O'Reilly and his band are:
Ryan O'Reilly
Tyler Kite
David Granshaw

Ryan started playing the guitar at the age of 10, when his father gave him a six-string saying “you’re never going to impress anyone with your looks or your charm so you’d better get good at this”. 
Eight years later Ryan still followed his father's advice and went to Toronto, Canada where he played countless open mics. His travels made him meet Tyler Kite and David Granshaw.

Them busking on London’s famous Portobello Road street market has opened many doors for the three musicians; people who enjoyed hearing their music invited them to their hometowns such as Oslo, Berlin, Lisbon, Napoli, Toronto and London - just to name a few.

They have been on the road for "the best part of a decade", means there's enough inspiration for the new album they are working on.

For our third birthday party the talented trio decided to cover "Hard Times" by America's country singer/songwriter Gillian Welch.
What I love about this performance? One word: harmonies!
Now go ahead and let it enchant you.

Many thanks to Annie for setting this up. And of course thank you to Ryan, Tyler and David for taking time to record this beautiful Gillian Welch cover for us!

Please go ahead and share this performance with your friends by using the hashtag #HITSBC15.

You want more of the guys? Here you go:

Ryan O'Reilly online: Website | Twitter | FacebookYouTube

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Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Ryan O'Reilly Band | Video performance & camera: Ryan O'Reilly Band | Video intro: Vanessa Jertschewske


  1. Hey Vanessa, awesome idea doing a birthday countdown.
    Curious what's up next on your blog - keep going :) David.

    1. Thanks so much, David! So glad you enjoy the countdown.
      There are quite a few special things coming up, can't wait to hear what you think about them :)


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