Sheryl Ryan
Cafe Royale
Biography

Sheryl was born in 1988. She first performed in front of an audience at the age of four playing keyboard. She continued playing this instrument and made her television debut at the age of nine, when she played and sang a song by one of her favourite groups “Queen”. Later TV credits included being selected to appear on “Britain’s Brilliant Prodigies”. Since this time Sheryl has kept up her studies on keyboard and piano, however, she is now better known for her singing. She successfully completed a degree in Contemporary Music Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford in 2010.


Since her first outdoor performance at BBC Music Live 2000, Sheryl has enjoyed singing at numerous events ranging from singing solo with the English National Symphony Orchestra at the Castle Howard Proms Spectacular, to “Pop and Party in the Park” events.


Sheryl enjoys a wide range of music from Rock and Pop through to musicals. Sheryl has also been lucky enough to perform twice at the London Palladium. In addition to this she has appeared many times on local radio and national and regional television. Among the highlights for Sheryl so far have been being on BBC 1’s “Steps to the Stars” with Claire and H from the group Steps when she was 12, only losing out to the now famous Gareth Gates and being a guest performer in her home town of Peterborough at the Blue concert in front of some 15,000 crowd.

Sheryl’s singing talent has allowed her to perform on festivals up and down the country alongside the likes of Atomic Kitten, Blue, Sugababes, Gareth Gates, Will Young and Busted. Sheryl has enjoyed singing at these events, sometimes to audiences in excess of 18,000. She also performed as the support act for Lemar at Cheltenham Racecourse during his UK tour.


Sheryl’s talent has been recognised by TV’s Fame Academy who gave her a new keyboard as part of their bursary scheme.

As well as performing solo, Sheryl enjoys playing in a band "Blind Vinyl" who have become regular performers on P&O ships and venues throughout Europe. Other projects include working as a session singer on Karen Coleman’s (from The Star’s of the Commitments,”) solo album.

Sheryl’s versatility enables her to perform at venues and functions up and down the country, changing her wide range of musical genres to suit almost any audience.