what I do & who i am
When Ryan Tremblay starts singing, or picks up a guitar, or gets anywhere near a set of drums, people stop and listen. It's been that way since he was a little boy, and now the 30-year-old musician has tied his gifts to a Powerful purpose: to share his love for Jesus Christ, for the church, and for the beauty of creation.
Ryan holds a music degree in Jazz Studies from Rhode Island College, where his instrument was drums. He earned awards and during his studies was invited to participate in an international competition held in Canada. He won. Still, he felt called to do more, and to be more, and it was a frustrating time. Finally, he followed his heart by starting over, and learning how to sing and play guitar and write for his own voice. And now his dream has come true with the release of his first CD, "My Life with You.”
The inspirational musical collection is a collaboration with Todd Urbonas, Ryan's producer and Grammy™-nominated co-writer. Their songs reflect a depth that's come from years of working together. Ryan also takes the time to perform a beautiful song he wrote with his father celebrated singer and entertainer Robert Tremblay.
“Our music is one part witness and one part invitation to anyone who wants to listen. We laugh often, we take great joy in what we do, and we strive to create an atmosphere where everyone in the room, including us, can remember to leave a little space in our lives for God’s grace to once again flood over us. That's the goal for every performance.”
This bio was developed from a wonderful article written by Brian J. Lowney for The Rhode Island Catholic and was originally published on December 2nd, 2010. It is used by permission.