Ryan Downey

Ryan Downey is a Melbourne Alt-Folk solo performer; a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Praised by Tone Deaf as ‘a true treasure of Melbourne’ with ‘a live performance that leaves you lost for words’, Ryan’s brand of folk is fresh, touching and ambitiously creative, as first introduced to us through his debut EP Familiar Ground.

His unique sound is defined by his rich and smooth baritone vocals, described by Mess & Noise as ‘haunting, with such weight that we’re drawn immediately in.’ Paired with evocative lyrics and his handsome nylon-string guitar, his voice is dually tender and commanding - a sense of joy and calm amidst the incomprehensible.


Sunday 14 February


12.20pm - 1pm


New Music Stage