“…the boy has talent and the voice of an angel…” [BBC Wales]
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Sigur Ros, Thomas Newman, Cinematic Orchestra, Doves, Tori Amos, Moby, Bjork and Yann Tiersen, My Northern Sky’s Christopher Ryman has awoken sounds and stories that are uniquely and obviously his.
This is no more apparent than in My Northern Sky’s debut album, “Glasswing. Fly”. Indeed, since completing his debut album, My Northern Sky has enjoyed celebrated reviews including a “one to watch” review from BBC Radio 6, invites to play BBC Introducing Stages and music festivals and received a publishing deal offer.
My Northern Sky’s ability to make room for silence as much as his ability to weave together threads of moments and sounds, can often leave you dreaming film-like reflections. This, together with Christopher’s distinctive voice – a beautiful vocal of rich tones and heartfelt expression that a BBC journalist described as “the voice of an angel… innocently flying to its falsetto on frail wings, but with the power to hit the listener like a juggernaut” – makes him an artist we will hear of in a lot more environments than one; from film to a full band on stage to an intimate acoustic solo gig.
Pre-My Northern Sky, Christopher shared the same billing with some of Ireland’s most popular acts Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan, Jamie Lawson, Declan O’Rourke, Ann Scott and Mick Flannery.