Biography Bryan Finlay (born August 31st, 1993) is a Canadian Pop recording artist. His inspiration comes from such pop artists as Jessie J and Bruno Mars, rock acts such as Maroon 5 and Neon Trees, and Soul performers including Adele, Michael Buble, Ray Charles, and John Legend.
Bryan got his start competing against 140 other local musicians in a local radio contest. He was named the winner of the “7th Annual 91.7 The Bounce Showdown.” It was here that Canadian pop/R&B recording artist, Shawn Desman, and the production duo of Hipjoint Music Group Vancouver discovered Bryan’ s talents. This win gave Bryan the opportunity to record with world-class record producers, Mike James and Troy Samson (Hipjoint Music Group).
From there on in, Bryan has been spiralling up within the industry. In February 2011, Finlay released his first self-titled EP through a digital distribution deal with Hipjoint Music Group/Universal Music. Later that year, Bryan signed a Worldwide Licensing Deal with ‘ DMX Music licensing’ for Hollister/Abercrombie & Fitch C.O. They would later add his single Sentimental Fool to the Hollister Summer 2011 Playlist where it was featured globally. Sentimental Fool, went on to be a Top 20 radio hit, playing up against artists such as Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, and Adele. Bryan’ s second single from his debut EP, All I Can Do, was picked up by Epitome Pictures in July 2011 and featured on the MuchMusic (Canada)/TeenNick (US) multiple-award winning hit Canadian teen drama television series, DEGRASSI .
Bryan’ s latest surge of international interest occurred after receiving an unbelievable 7,600,000+ spins on his single “Good Times” on Spotify in late 2015 as he ended up on some popular trending playlists. Watch for a new EP from Bryan Finlay this spring!