About Bryan Art
The name Bryan Art describes a witty songwriter, meticulous producer, renowned guitarist and multifaceted artist specializing in music with a positive message. A graduate of the Edna Manley COLLEGE of the Visual and Performing Arts where he majored in guitar (Caribbean Latin American & Jazz Studies), Bryan first came to prominence as a guitarist and touring member of the Legendary Fire House Band. With Firehouse, Bryan gained immeasurable experience, supporting top flight Artistes including Luciano, Mikey General and Sizzla for several years and later with Bushman as band leader and guitarist of his Grass Roots Band.
The multi-dimensional Bryan Art, (formerly BRAH YHAN) who in his college years, balanced guitar duties with photography and GRAPHIC ART, also spent invaluable time teaching music in Jamaican Schools. He took the bold decision to add a further dimension as recording Artist and in 2001, released his first single titled Soon Come Back, produced by himself and Courtney (John) Morrison ( formerly known as Yogie). He was later signed to Chris Smith Management / FIWI Music Label where he recorded and released several hits including “Rock And Come In”, 2004 and “Get It” in 2005 that would go a far way in making Bryan Art a household name in Jamaica.
Since becoming more devoted to a career as a recording Artist, Bryan Art has been named Best New Artist for the year 2002 by TVJ’s ER (Entertainment Report) and has given outstanding performances on several local and international SHOWS including Jamaica. Jazz and Blues, Rebel Salute, ATI, Fully Loaded, St. Mary Mi Come From ,Unity Splash as well as several Reggae Month events. His international appearances include extensive tours of the Caribbean, the United States, Canada and Europe. As a prolific and witty songwriter he has penned songs for Artists such as Etana, George Nooks, Singing Melody, Bushman, and Luciano, and has also been the creator of numerous instrumental tracks receiving local and international penetration.
Born Bryan Grant in St. Ann, Jamaica, he recalls playing the guitar before the tender age of eight. His keen interest in music was ignited by his eldest brother, but it was his mother who taught him his first three primary chords on which he learned to improvise and build for years to come. His major sources of inspiration continue to be, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Toots Hibbert as well as Stevie Wonder and Al Green.Today Bryan Art continues to bring a fresh voice, image and attitude to the industry gaining him thousands of fans as well as the respect of the music fraternity.
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