Bryan Art: Formerly, Brah -Yhan / Brahyhan Art
His name truly describes him and his unique style of music. The multifaceted artist, husky voiced singer, witty songwriter and consummate musician, delivers with passion, meaning and message.
Born in St. Ann, Jamaica, Bryan Grant, popularly known as Bryan Art, recalls playing the guitar before the tender age of eight. His eldest brother, a recording artist known as Ray Grant, inspired his early interest in music. However, it was his mother who taught him his first primary chords on which he’d improvise for the next couple of years.
During Bryan Art’s early teens, the guitar became secondary until years later when he began practicing for a college entry audition.
He majored in Latin, American & Jazz Studies at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
While in school Bryan Art was discovered by George Miller (band leader), who gave him his first big break - an opportunity to tour as guitarist and member of the Fire House Crew then backing band for Grammy Nominee Luciano, Sizzla and Mikey General.
With that experience, he later became cofounder and bandleader of Bushman’s backing band Grass Roots with whom he did tours of several countries.
When he wasn’t touring, Bryan Art was either teaching classroom music, or pursuing his long time dream of singing. He also wrote songs for artistes such as George Nooks, Singing Melody, Bushman, Luciano and Etana.
Today devoted to his singing career, The “Best New Artist” for the year 2002 (by ER TVJ) has done splendidly on many major shows such as, Rebel Salute 2006, 2007 and 2011, Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2011 and 2012, Reggae Fever 2009 and 2011, ATI including tours of the United States, Canada, Europe and The Caribbean.
Representing a new generation of music that keeps in the tradition of stars who shone before him, those who inspired him, including the great Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, Toots Hibbert, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding to name a few, Bryan continues to bring a fresh voice to the art form.