News Flash - April '13
'Time Will Tell' is the first single from the explosive, uncompromising album 'Out of the Woods'. Download a free mp3 of the track here or watch the Video Clip (Shot and Directed by Tony Jackson)
Roostar is the brainchild of Ryan Sweeney, a singer-songwriter who blends folk, rock and blues with gentle, husky vocals to create something deceptively simple – songs that will lift you up and break your heart.
Born and raised in South Africa, Ryan saw the end of segregation play out during his teen years. By 22 he had moved to London and soon formed the band Hubbard, landing on the bill at ‘100 club', 'The Garage', ‘Mean Fiddler', 'Precious Days' and 'Glastonbury' (backstage) .
After Hubbard split, Ryan continued on as a solo artist under the name 'roostar', recording an album and an EP. In 2002 he was asked to join the likes of Midnight Oil, Mick Thomas, Spiderbait and Magicdirt at a one day (fierce festival) festival in London. With the need for new horizons, Ryan relocated to Australia in 2003. Starting out in Melbourne he formed duo with drummer, James Rusbridge, performing at venues like The Espy, The Corner hotel, as well as doing some regional tours.
In recent years, Ryan has been living in the regional town of Castlemaine where began to collaborate with guitarist/percussionist Darren Bujeya.
The pair recorded the acoustic album 'A History of Forgetting' which has been release on Roostar’s independent label 'Three Mountain Records'.
Hubbard - circa '98
Roostar - Theatre Royal, 23 May 2008