Artist Profile

Ryan Wirtz


Ryan is a young singer/songwriter. At the age of six he realized his passion for music and later discovered his gift of singing. After vocal training he began singing in various choirs and was a featured soloist. Ryan describes his sound as pop/soul and has a wide variety of musical influences. He has often been compared to a young Donny Hathaway and Luther Vandross, but he is content on creating his own sound and style. In 2005, Ryan auditioned to sing on "ShowTime at The Apollo" and was chosen among thousands of hopefuls to fly to New York City and sing on the legendary television show. He sang Ordinary People (originally performed by John Legend) and received rave reviews from the audience and fans alike. His performance was featured on the "Best Of" episode which aired multiple times throughout the season. Ryan will pleasantly surprise you in such songs as Oh Holly Night and the many songs in which he and Bianca Hall unbelievably complement each on this CD.