Marty Ryan

Marty Ryan


Genres:  EmoAlternativeIndieAcoustic


Full Band Studio Performance.


Acoustic Home Recording

"Excellent communication from start to finish and a high quality piece of musical wokmanship was delivered well in advance of our agreed deadline, I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great talent to produce a unique / lyrical piece of art" - Downwrite client Marty Ryan is a songwriter from Limerick, Ireland, Best known for his work with solo project Anna's Anchor that combines a melodic blend of indie, punk and folk, with acoustic undertones. Having released 2 albums, an EP and two split records under Anna's Anchor, it's clear Marty is a prolific and adaptable songwriter who has toured all over Ireland, the U.K & Mainland Europe. Anna’s Anchor began during a recording session in Summer 2014 in Bozeman Montana. These sessions became half of the debut Oak Street E.P which was released November 2014. The second half was recorded in Lakeland Studios, Athlone. With a strong release and music video in hand, Anna’s Anchor toured Ireland, Czech Republic and Austria before the year was out. Not resting on his laurels, Marty recorded two songs and a music video in January 2015 with Mike Gavin of Windings in Woodstock Studio, Co.Clare which were released in April as part of a split with James Carroll (UK) entitled “Crossing Channels”. A co-headline tour of the U.K and Ireland followed in support of the split release. In June and July 2015, Anna's Anchor undertook the islands project in which Marty visited a new island every weekend in June and July off the coast of Ireland to play a gig, write a song and then record and release the song each week. 8 weeks, 8 islands, 8 gigs, 8 songs. The project and the uniqueness of the songwriting recieved attention within the national media and recieved critical acclaim being featured on RTE Radio 1, Today FM and the This ability to produce top quality songs from simple experiences is a great quality to have for producing songs for downwrite clients! Following on from the success of the Islands, Marty set about writing, recording and releasing the debut studio album for AA which was recorded in Manchester with Bob Cooper (Self Defense Family, Nai Harvest, Citizen), Released by Struggletown Records on September 23rd 2016, the album recived much praise and Anna's Anchor was chose as a "Homegrown Hero" on national radio station Today FM for November.

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