Project Montreal is the ambitious musical project of Brisbane musician Ryan Wyatt. Ryans’ musical journey began as a teenager with a childhood friend, where he started learning guitar and discovering music at 16 years old. He became more serious about music after finishing school, and moved to Brisbane to experiment and explore his passion for music. He was accepted into the Queensland Conservatorium of music to study Jazz, whilst in his home studio, started to experiment with free jazz/electronic music.
The debut album and lead single "Colours" were written and recorded across three continents along with the likes of Grammy award winning arranger and pop music icon Van Dyke Parkes, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Grammy award winning and legendary mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and produced by Mersey Beat musician and former member of Gerry and the Pacemakers', Jose Mclaughlin.
This unprecedented approach to a debut recording came about after Wyatt graduated from Queensland Conservatorium Of Music with a degree in Jazz guitar. Instead of continuing his studies he took a much different direction and set himself an even larger goal, challenging for even the most established musician: to perform as well as arrange, sequence, orchestrate, and co-produce a debut album, handling song writing, orchestrating/arranging, vocals and musical performance.