Fred Ryan is a Yamatji man from WA’s Murchison and Kimberley regions, now living in Karratha. He is a singer/songwriter and guitarist, who was raised with country music, his influences ranging from Slim Dusty and Merle Haggard to Keith Urban. His achievements include, having performed at Tamworth, Boyup Brook festivals and, most recently, the “Songs For Freedom” concerts and tours which took him from Roebourne to Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. With a passion for entertaining a local crowd, Fred enjoys sharing his music from the Pilbara to Perth and all the towns in between.
Fred’s songwriting is informed by his wealth of life experiences in outback WA. “Real-life” stories provide the foundation of his work, capturing experiences of his own as well as the people he has met throughout his life. His work is featured on the recently released album “Songs For Freedom”, writing and co-producing two songs – “Songs of Freedom” and “Little Town Big Heart” and he has been warmly welcomed into the Pilbara music community. In collaboration with BighART, Fred’s song, Songs of Freedom, and its video clip filmed in Roebourne were released in 2023. Fred has already released two of his own albums, “Guitars and Campfires” and “Dreams of Yesterday” and his 3rd “Back to My Beginning”, is due later this year.