Abbey Road recording date for musician Ryan
PUBLISHED: 13:30 07 July 2011 | UPDATED: 13:54 08 July 2011
A SOMERSET musician has been recording music in one of the most famous studios in the world.
Last October Ryan Inglis was awarded £9,000 to record and promote his original material in Abbey Road studios.
The London site is most notable for being the venue in the 1960s for innovative recording techniques adopted by The Beatles, Badfinger, Pink Floyd and other famous names.
On August 18 he is due to release his first single Secret from his forthcoming album.
Ryan, of Bridgwater Road, Bleadon, was awarded the money last year from www.slicethepie.com and has been busy in the world famous Abbey Road studios putting his album together with his band.
Musicians from across the world put their songs on the site and Ryan saw off competition from thousands of other contenders to win the money when his three tracks, Secret, Destiny and If I Fall, were voted most popular.
He has been to Abbey Road Studios twice with band members Sam Evans, Steve Hatton, Hannah Johns, Adam Chetland and producers Karl G and Tony Hobden and is set to return again this summer.
The music video for Secret is being shot this month at Sweat FA gym in Winterstoke Road, Weston, and the release date in August is Ryan’s birthday.
The unsigned and self-managed singer, songwriter and guitarist has been a full-time musician for the past four years.
He wants to break 2,500 digital single sales to achieve a top 40 position in the charts to prove it can be done without record companies or talent shows and instead by fans.
Ryan said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded the money and to have the fantastic opportunity of recording an album at the Abbey Road Studios, which was made so famous by The Beatles. I am determined to get my single into the top 40 without using record companies, which can tie you into all sorts of contracts. I know it can be done.”