From his early days busking the late-night streets of Halifax, Brett Ryan has always been a soulful singer. With the passionate intensity of Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen, the musician has worked hard to find the perfect setting for his songs. Through the mid-‘80s, he played bass in the pop-rock outfit Little Ministers. With its polished pop sheen and some promising songwriting, the band grabbed the attention of some international record labels, though a deal never materialized. Brett found his focus as a solo artist, releasing his debut album The Answer’s Electric in 1991.