Chris W Ryan

Award: Music-led creative collaboration (Fusion)

Year: 2020

Genre: Jazz

Instrument/voice type: Electronic and Programmable Instruments

Location: Northern Ireland


Chris W Ryan is a drummer, vocalist & producer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Chris often works in the studio in production & engineering roles and is the composer and band-leader of post-punk/jazz act Robocobra Quartet. The group has received critical acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, Jazzwise and BBC Radio 3 and have been nominated for the Northern Irish Music Prize. Robocobra Quartet have performed at Montreux Jazz Festival, SXSW and toured as far as Inversia Festival in the polar north of Murmansk, Russia.
“Incantatory” - The Guardian
Help Musicians are funding a collaboration with visual artists Fiona McDonnell and Colin Armstrong to create the visual aesthetic for Chris' new project SORBET.