When Jay Ryan Beretti was revealed to audiences of major American Music Festivals in Europe in 1997, he is barely 24 years old. The year 1997 was decisive. He was selected by Graceland to represent France at Memphis in August during the tribute (Not as an impersonator) paid to Elvis Presley 20 years after his death and went down a storm. At this time, he appeared on the French National TV channel TF1. The same month, he toured the US opening for Big Al Downing and staggering the American public with his powerful voice, swagger and stage antics. After this big success, Big Al Downing decided to write seven songs and produce his first album “Runaway Heart”. Jerry Phillips (son of Sam Phillips who is the founder of the legendary “Sun Records” in Memphis) provided two songs, “Cadillac man” and “Happy at home” which is released for the first time. An amazing production for a first album ! In September 2001, Jay started a new tour in the United States, appearing at such famous venues as “Rodeo Bar” in New-York, “Elvis Presley’s Memphis, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey….. In 2003, “Runaway Heart” is released on the American market and reached TOP 50 in the “Americana charts”. About Jay, Ken Burke (Country Standard Time) wrote in 2002: “…this catchy, engaging set will cause many American artists to wonder how this Frenchman captured so much authentic Southern feel”. In 2020, Jay produced his new intimate and spiritual Rock album “Superman” carried by strong guitars and his powerful voice in captivating melodies… Without betraying his original influences Jay Ryan Beretti has forged his own Rock style as a singer-songwriter, mixing Americana Rock, Classic Rock and Pop Rock styles. His physique, astonishing stage presence and style sometimes tinged with Gospel or Blues, combined with his boundless energy, have made Jay Ryan Beretti one of the most spectacular artists around.