Dublin born Ryan O’Shaughnessy represented Ireland this year at The Eurovision Song Contest giving us our best result in over six years. Ryan arrived into a musical family in 1992. It soon became apparent that his love and panache for music was equaled with acting also. So its no surprise that when he turned 8 years of age Ryan landed the role to play the character Mark Halpin in RTE’s long running TV soap Fair City, a role in which he claimed for almost a decade. Having spent his teen years on the Irish screens, it was when he turned 17 that musicality became a priority and he left the hit TV soap to begin a career in music. While studying at renowned Music College BIMM Dublin as a songwriter in 2012, Ryan began honing in his songwriting skillset. He went on to compete in TV shows such as The Voice of Ireland, Britain’s Got Talent & The Hit. During this time, Ryan’s self-penned song ‘No Name’ accumulated over 45 million hits on YouTube. He was then signed to Sony RCA in the UK, where he worked on his debut EP that reached No.1 in Ireland for 2 consecutive months. As well as writing and working for different publishing companies and studios, O’Shaughnessy has toured Ireland, the UK, USA and Canada. Releasing his own music and collaborations with other artists through his recording label ‘Bayview Records’. His latest album ‘Back to Square One’ shows a clear maturity in his songwriting and musical taste.