Ryan Vail’s experimental blending of musical style and genre allows him to create music with no boundaries. His collaborations with artists’ such as Jealous of the Birds, Ciaran Lavery and Joshua Burnside are unparalleled.
His music makes him very much a concept artist and you can tell that every note in his tracks is methodically thought out beforehand. It is refreshing having an artist such as this in the NI music scene that shows no signs of slowing down. Get to Know Ryan Vail.
Name: Ryan Vail
Where You’re From: Derry
Favourite venue you’ve played: The MAC Belfast, it’s the best venue in the Northwest..
Favourite album of all time: Portishead – Dummy
Last thing you do before going on stage: Phone in aircraft mode
Biggest musical influence: Nils Frahm the guy is a modern day Beethoven.
Favourite gig you’ve attended: Nils Fram Spaces tour in Belfast three years ago. Absolutely stunning performance.
Song you wish you’d written: Jose Gonzalez – Lovestain
Musician you’d like to collaborate with: Bon Iver, even more so since he invited me to play a curated he was doing in Dublin last year.
Favourite local musician at the moment: Elma Orchestra, you need to hear the debut album.
Describe yourself in 5 words or less: Danish Glasses wearing all Black.
What’s next/coming up for you: My new album comes out on the 20th of April. Then it’ll be the Irish tour leading to the summer festivals.
Ryan Vail will headline at Moira Calling this year; Friday 7th September. For more details, click here.