Day 3: Ryan O'Reilly | #HITSBC17

Hey guys!

Day 3! Wow!
Today I have a little story to tell you - well, it's not actually a story.
But on this day, exactly five years ago, I went to the concert which inspired me to start house in the sand.
I was reminded of that this morning and started watching videos from the gig again. It's so, so very crazy how one trip to Cologne got this journey, that is house in the sand, started.

I'm obviously extremely grateful for that and also adore the fact that I'm still good friends with the artists I've seen that night.

That said - today we'll party extra hard, okay?
Let's dive into day 3!

What is #HITSBC17?
HITSBC17 stands for house in the sand's Birthday Countdown 2017.
Throughout the entire month of February, we are going to celebrate house in the sand's fifth birthday.
(Because why celebrate on one day, if you can celebrate an entire month, right?)
With the support from some of the finest artists and bands around, each day in February will be filled with an exclusive performance just for us.

Who is performing today?
Ryan O'Reilly.
He is a singer/songwriter originally from Southampton, UK but is now based in Berlin, Germany.
His sound blends a wide variety of styles creating a unique Folk, Americana and Acoustic sound.

Starting out by playing open mics in Toronto, then busking in London and finally going on fanbooked tours has gotten Ryan a lot of well deserved attention.

Now signed to DNA records, Ryan O'Reilly released his debut album "The Northern Line" in 2016 and has supported acts such as Lissie, Arkells, Matthew & The Atlas and many more.

In March 2017 Ryan and Canada's The O'Pears are going on a tour playing in churches in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. Tickets here.

What needs to be said about this performance?
It's the first cover on this year's countdown and it's magical! I knew the song beforehand but found a new appreciation for it when I heard Ryan's version of it.
I have a feeling- whether you already know the song or not, you're about to fall in love with it.

Now go ahead and check out Ryan's cover of Sharon van Etten's "Every Time The Sun Comes Up".

Where can we find Ryan O'Reilly online?
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud | YouTube | Instagram

Who deserves a thank you?
Ryan himself for recording the video for us, but also for being so wonderfully easy to work with.
 Makes a blogger's life so much easier!

What can we do now?
If you enjoyed this video and post, please help us reach more people.
Share it online along with the hashtag #HITSBC17.
We would love to hear what you think, so please feel free to leave a comment.

And that was day 3!
 I hope you enjoy our birthday party as much as I do and that you're looking forward to the rest of the performances. You're in for a treat.

Day 2:                                                                                                   Day 4:

Thank you for your visit!

Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Ryan O'Reilly | Video: Ryan O'Reilly for house in the sand


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