"Ryan Cassata...is a seasoned performer who has toured the country, appeared on television, written for film, and has done dozens of other amazing things as an advocate of equal rights who speaks publicly (and courageously) about transgender issues. When Ryan belts out a song, every note is infused with bravery and conviction." - LI Pulse Magazine, June 2nd, 2011
Ryan Cassata is a transgender singer-songwriter from Long Island, NY who - all by the age of 19 - successfully cut five records, booked and went on several tours, played many of the world's biggest gay music festivals, and appeared on National & International TV several times on shows such as the Larry King Live Show & The Tyra Banks Show. Ryan now lives in San Francisco, CA.
Ryan plays guitar, piano, ukulele, harmonica, and sings. At the young age of 14, Ryan began to gig across Long Island. Now only four years later he has made over 300 appearances, consisting of tour dates from coast to coast. Cassata performed at the world's biggest gay music festivals with artists like Karmin, Salt N’ Pepa, Frenchie Davis, Chris Crocker, Tom Goss & more. Cassata has also performed with The Click Five, Austin Gibbs, Jeff LeBlanc, Madina Lake, and more.
Ryan Cassata is the composer of the soundtrack for "Loop Planes", an award-winning independent film that screened in the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film & Music Festival (2010), the Tribeca Film Festival. (2010), the International Israel Women's Film Festival (with The Runaways) (2010) and over 40 other film festivals.
Ryan Cassata writes very passionate lyrics. His words are positive and inspirational to todays generation. Cassata hopes to spread this positivity across the country and around the world in hopes to make people smile and catch on to kindness.
Ryan Cassata is doing much more than the average teen. He demands change, he demands revolution, and...he demands PEACE.