Within a mere 12 months he had signed with EMI and his debut album, 'A Poem You Can Keep' (soon to be re-released on CD through Aztec Music), achieved gold record status and was selected by the Federation of Australian Radio Stations as Record of the Year. Ross also won the trophy for Best New Talent.
Then things started to pick up.
Ross's second album, 'My Name Means Horse', contained the gigantic hit single 'I Am Pegasus'; a recording that is, to this day, a perennial Gold radio favourite. The song was deemed a National Anthem by ABC TV's 2003 series 'Love Is In The Air', complete with news footage of Ross's gold record presentation by then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. He also toured overseas and represented Australia at the Spokane World Fair.
Hell, the guy even won a King of Pop award!
Over the years Ross has performed extensively both as a headliner and supporting act; including tours with Van Morrison, Roberta Flack, Dr Hook and most recently Carole King. He has also had material recorded by acts as diverse as John Farnham and Slim Dusty.
In addition to his performing career, there have been many side-projects. Under the umbrella of 'Coathanger Productions' he has worked in record production, radio, television, theatre, stand-up comedy, computer design and even appeared twice on Mr Squiggle!
As for recordings, Ross has continued writing and releasing material - the albums 'One Person Queue' (2003) and 'The Difficult Third Compilation' (2009) being the most recent. A new CD of original material is due out later this year.
A Poem You Can Keep
My Name Means Horse (now available on CD)
After The Applause
Smiling For The Camera
I Thought This Might Happen - (Compilation)
The Official Bootleg
The Lost Ross Ryan Album
RR Live - You Can Trust Me (I'm a Musician)
The Greats of Ross - (Compilation)
One Person Queue
The Difficult Third Compilation
Stuff - (Rarities and Silliness)