Who is Ryan Copeland?
Ryan Copeland is best known as a bass player, but his skills and passion encompass so much more. Born and raised in Tampa, FL, Ryan fell in love with music at the tender age of 2 when he discovered the drums. Since then, he’s perfected his musicianship skills as a keyboardist, drummer, engineer and producer.
Ryan recognizes the power of music and is passionate about what he does. Music is not only his passion it’s his business. He’s knows how to have fun and be professional. He has performed in front of and with many gospel and secular artists. He’s traveled and performed in New York, Houston, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Some of his favorite musicians and artists are Snarky Puppy, Mali Music and Lalah Hathaway. He’s ready to perform with more artists and go on tour.
Tampa Musician. Bass Guitarist. Keyboardist. Drummer. Music Engineer and Producer. Ryan specializes in “feel good music that gives you hope”.
Ryan comes from a family line of musicians and began playing the drums as a toddler. At the age of 4, he performed at the Tampa Convention Center for an audience of 5,000 where he received great recognition from elder pastors and other representatives. He began receiving income for his talents at the age of 6. Throughout high school, Ryan excelled in the genre of Jazz where he read and performed music and served as 1st chair Jazz drummer from 2003 to 2006.
Ryan has excelled in many genres of music. Since 1995, he’s performed in front of national recording gospel artists such as: The Pace Sisters, The Clark Sisters, Donnie McClurkin, Doobie Powell, Mali Music, Shirley Caesar, and William McDowell. He’s performed with gospel artists such as Vashawn Mitchell, Stephen Hurd, Sunday’s Best judge Kim Burrell, and Sunday’s Best runner up Alexis Spight. He’s also had the opportunity to perform in the presence of secular artists such as: Joe, Chrisette Michele, Lalah Hathaway, Brian McKnight, Marsha Ambrosius, El DeBarge, Musiq SoulChild, and many others. He’s also performed with Grammy Award Winning Wynton Marsalis and National Recording Artist Kenny Drew Jr.
Ryan’s many accomplishments have brought him much success and has given him the opportunity to be a part of many up and coming local Tampa groups and movements like: The Copeland Family Singers, The True Disciples, GC3 (formally known as God’s Chozen), and Trumaine Lamar.
As the sole Producer and Engineer for Devine Productions, courtesy of his Co-Founded label BNICS Records, LLC, he’s released numerous gospel projects since 2006. Along with his brother, Founder/Engineer/Producer Quyenatta “Nico” Warren, Ryan’s next stop is incorporating every genre of music possible.
Though Ryan has achieved many successes, none of these would be possible without God and his Mother, Cheryl Copeland, pushing him to stretch beyond the clouds. Ryan feels that there is no stopping now and he’ll continue to press in music until he can’t press anymore, through Jesus Christ.
He truly embodies the term, “Feel Good Music”……His sound is simply from the heart!
Ryan Copeland is beyond talented…..the gift of music shows in more ways then one.
This kid is one to be reckoned with on that bass.
I support him 100% as I look to make more music magic with him!
Ryan is a very talented producer, musician and engineer.