bio: about ryan
THE RYAN LEWIS PROJECT®
Lewis is an international recording artist, classified as an Inspirational R&B/Soul singer. This Barbados native is also a prolific Song-writer, Producer and has an authentic and radical way of painting love and truth, through personal life experiences, and presenting it in a way that is relatable, without impairing the message of love & truth, grace & redemption and positioning relationship far before religion. His soul purpose is to fulfill the mandate of bringing Good News where ever he is lead to, with a heart of compassion, a spirit of love and a mind of obedience.
Lewis is the founder of a project that is near and dear to his heart -
ELEVATION MUSIC STUDIO; an organization that focuses on the development of musical artists from all levels of disciplines from vocational, to beginner, to intermediate; even professional.
Lewis has been in the music industry for over 15 years, performing in different parts of the Caribbean, UK and Canada. The highlight of his career was being a member of the award winning Caribbean top 40 group, The Toni Norville Band, who shared the stage with internationally acclaimed artists such as, but not limited to the following: Fantasia Barrino, Rhianna, Alicia Keys, India Arie, Boyz II Men, Jah Rule, Brian McKnight, Ashanti.
In 2008 Ryan launched his solo career as The Ryan Lewis Project with an inspirational album entitled, ‘Fight For Love’- Distributed by Warner Canada and can be found on iTunes, Amazon, CDbaby, Google Play and many other major retail stores on the Internet. His first single, ‘Shortie,’ has since been in rotation on Much Vibe and other Urban music stations in North America and the Caribbean. The album debut was delivered on the Sisco Ottawa Gospel Bluesfest stage, and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with high-profile acts such as: Juno Award winning Manic Drive, D.A. T.R.U.T.H, Richie Righteous, Juno Award winning Toronto Mass Choir, Canton Jones. and a few other high profile acts.
Ryan came from a very humble lifestyle and understands the relevance of remaining humble and community driven; for this reason he has partnered with Easter Seals, donating a portion of his new album PURPOSE BY DESIGN, with the intention of giving back to his community. Ryan has also been instrumental in supporting other organizations such as: Canadian Cancer Easter Seals etc.
"I love the feeling of selflessness and the freedom that comes with pouring into others; especially when it involves positive and uplifting music.. I believe 100% in 'livin' it' before preaching it. Folks need to hear good news, not through a perfect vessel, but through a vessel striving to mirror the image of perfection, through love, truth and relationship!! Through the love, truth and relationship designed and portrayed by Jesus Christ! Not through RELIGION, DICTATORSHIP OR CONDEMNATION!!"
Ryan insists that his greatest achievement is being able to give back to his community, and his mandate is to affect as many lives as he can, in a positive way, changing the world one song at a time; one relationship at a time; one miracle at a time; one season at a time.
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