It all kicked off with Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ (1984). The first and only real album of the young American singer/songwriter, who died far too young, inspired Ry Cuming, born in the Australian beach resort Angourie, to start writing his own music. One of his first songs appeared on the soundtrack of the American film ‘Hoot’ (2006). Cuming moved to Los Angeles and soon became popular in Western Europe, thanks to ‘Berlin’. This single was used in an ad for a Japanese TV brand and ultimately become so popular that Sam Smith created a cover version of it. RY X’s fragile, introspective dreamy music does not feel like it’s suited for the charts. But the same was said of others before him, like James Blake, Bon Iver and The XX. He is currently on the road with the successor to his successful debut album, ‘Dawn’ (2016).