Born in Hammersmith to a Ghanaian father and English mother, Ryan was raised in London, England and also spent five years at school in Accra, Ghana.
A self-taught musician, Ryan hails from a creative family which includes his fashion designer father Kofi Ansah, actor brother Joey Ansah ('The Bourne Ultimatum', 'Snow White & The Huntsman') and his musician/actor uncle Tommy Ansah ('10 Rillington Place', 'Sympathy For The Devil').
Recent session work as a Guitarist and Musical Director has included: festival performances at Glastonbury & Lovebox; sessions at BBC Maida Vale & Elstree Studios; and headline touring across the UK & Europe.
Other credits: production on FOKN BOIS 'Fokn Wit Ewe' album (2012); performances on M3NSA's 'No.1 Mango Street' (2011) and Richy Pitch's 'Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch' (2010) albums; internationally-licensed commercial/soundtrack music as one half of production duo Bolo Music.
Ryan has also worked with industry veterans such as producer Miti Adhikari (Nirvana, Coldplay) and engineer/producer Barry Sage (The Rolling Stones, Elton John).