Ryan Martin has been described as one of the “most cutting edge and modern composers of this time”.
Inspired by orchestral sounds combined with alternative rock and unconventional soundscapes his music is easily recognised.
Based in the centre of Europe he hosts a wealth of clients.
Ryan Martin studied at the BRIT school of performing arts in 2002 along side classmates, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Adele and The Kooks. After majoring in film composition, he graduated in 2004 and went straight into work as a session drummer/music director. Ryan’s Pop credits include, Paloma Faith, Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Will Young, Taio Cruz, Rock Salt and Nails, Voxx, X-Over, Earth Wind and Fire and Pixie Lott. Ryan was also the Musical Director for “Booty Luv” (“Boogie Tonight”, “Shine”, “Don’t mess with my man”). This was the first time Ministry of Sound had commission one of their acts to create a live version of an album with a live band. He was instrumental in creating the live scores and worked with them for 2 years. Ryan has also been involved in the London West End theatre scene being the resident drummer on Daddy Cool, Sister Act, Fame, Mamma Mia and has also worked on Hair, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, Grease, Little Shop Of Horror, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked, Starlight Express and Oh What A lovely War.
After these years of playing with musicians and working in some of the top studios in London, Ryan took that experience and went back into composition. He scored the music to a short film “The Great Mafia Orange Squeeze” in 2011. In 2015 Ryan became the composer and music supervisor for one of the most anticipated West End Magic Show, “Impossible”. Ryan’s 2 hour score was played in London’s West End for its 12-week run and is now on a world tour. Working within the magic scene has become a big part of Ryan’s portfolio. He has regular clients such as Darcy Oak, Sabine van Diemen, Jonathan Goodwin, Ali Cook and many more. Ryan’s music has been featured on NBC (USA), BBC1 & ITV (UK), RTL4 (NED), TV5 Monde & TV2 (FRA).
Ryan has also produced albums for some well know artist, with brand new arrangements and orchestrations for X-Over – Beginnings(featured on Radio/Pitch Battle for ITV), Adam Bayjou – For You (Leading west end male), and Nathan Summers – Play Me. These albums are available online.
Ryan uses a wealth of musicians on his scores bringing their lifetime of experience in both film and TV to the table. Their credits include Mumford and Sons, Hanz Zimmer, John Powel, James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino, Howard Shore to mention a few.
In 2018 Ryan signed a co-publishing deal to Reel Musik Werks and Songtradr in Los Angeles and begins score music for more Films, FilmicTrailer, TV and Advertising.
Ryan Has recently released part 1 in the “Legends” trilogy. “Legends – Episode I” – The music of Legends is available on all streaming formats.