Ryan Keen Back in Preston, Fresh From Tour With Leona Lewis

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Fresh from a massive arena tour, playing alongside The X Factor's biggest breakout star Leona Lewis, Ryan Keen returns to Preston with his distinctive acoustic style and a legion of new fans. Keen last came to the city back in April, performing in 53 Degrees' intimate 'Dark Room' venue. His warm-hearted songs and witty stage presence went down so well that he now returns to play the larger 'club' venue.

If you want to catch the next Ed Sheeran or Newton Faulkner live right here in Preston, look no further than Ryan Keen, the incredibly talented singer-songwriter, whose meteoric rise has included an award winning video and some serious Radio 1 airplay for catchy single �Focus�.

Born in South Devon, Keen has been playing guitar since his 8th birthday. His unique percussive style truly makes him stand out from the crowd. Ryan might write emotionally driven music with warm lyrics and sunny melodies, but it�s his guitar playing that's really special, combining electric, acoustic, classical and even flamenco styles. Ryan has wowed crowds on two full-scale tours with his friend and fellow star Ed Sheeran - not to mention, of course, Leona Lewis. Those who�ve caught him live have championed the diverse range of influences in Keen�s music, which combines the best of BB King, Buena Vista Social Club and Bert Jansch with the anthemic hands-in-the-air hit making of Coldplay.

2012 was a big year for Ryan. His �Focus� single won him a legion of followers, and picked up the prestigious �Limelight Award� for a quirky video directed by innovative stop-motion animator Andy Shackleford. Summer saw him become a festival mainstay, and he�s been working with some of the best names in the business �Lana Del Ray writer The Nexus and Professor Green collaborator Fink, to name but two � on a hotly anticipated debut album. With a Newton Faulkner featuring EP, �Back To The Ocean�, and a landmark stint planned for the festival circuit, 2013 promises to be even bigger.

Drawing a crowd of admirers for his distinctive rhythmic finger-picking style, catchy self-penned tracks and likeable stage persona, The Daily Mirror recently singled out Ryan as �exceptionally talented� and �one to watch�. His talents haven�t gone unnoticed at Radio 1 either, where fans include Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe. With tickets retailing at just £8, now�s the time to catch this future star. After all, it can't be long before Keen is packing out arenas in his own right.



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