Born in Vancouver, BC, Ryley is guided by the drive to spend the rest of his life with a guitar in his hands. Like all young kids, he started by playing along to AC/DC tunes and dreaming of becoming a rock star. The rock world pushed him to the distant harmonies of jazz, the gentle accompaniment of folk, and the concise interplay of counterpoint. His studiousness led him to study classical guitar with Michael Strutt. Upon completing the program, he pursued an education in Music Production at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts where he studied with Garth Richardson (RHCP, Rage Against the Machine), Shawn Cole (Dragon Ball Z, You Say Party! We Say Die!) and Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper). During his musical career he has been involved in numerous local bands, touring, producing, composing, recording, and booking shows. You can often find him with his main project Raincity which he co-founded in 2016. He has also spent two and half years working as the live sound tech for the MRG Group and Yale Saloon's live music events where he has enjoyed meeting and sitting in with many of Vancouver's legendary blues icons.