Bryce started playing the piano at an early age. As a teen, he added the bass and guitar to his entourage and today he performs on Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass, and Vocals. Bryce is also a songwriter and classical double bassist. Many people know him as a string specialist of the violin family. In reality, he is a musical shape shifter who moves comfortably between instruments and genres.
CLE ELUM — .... Bryce Van Parys is still making music in a number of different ways.
He plays with The Murder Hornets, which will take the stage at the Red Horse Diner on June 24. He has this country thing going, playing steel pedal with Buckboard Junction and of course a solo gig up and down the valley.
He will set up at the Ellensburg Downtown Association Night Market on June 15 to play for merchants and customers alike as they enjoy a glass of wine and search the market in the parking lot behind the Early Bird.
The Artwalk & Music strolls will take place on every 2nd Saturday of the month until September.
Front Street in Issaquah will be transformed into an avenue of live outdoor performances on every second Saturday of the month until September as the city celebrates its annual Artwalk & Music Stroll. Dozens of local artists will be celebrated throughout the season, and includes Issaquah native Bryce Van Parys, who will be performing with various groups at the Shell Station main stage.
Van Parys first debuted his first solo act in downtown Issaquah back in 2021. He grew up surrounded by music......
In high school, Bryce had a guitar teacher that warned him about being a "Jack of all trades: Master of none." As a result, Bryce was challenged to test this theory. After earning a Bachelors degree in String Bass Performance from Central Washington University and having a long freelance career in both classical and jazz music, Bryce began to recapture his guitar and keyboard skills during the initial Covid lockdown of 2020. In 2021 he fell in love with the pedal steel guitar, and spends hours a day practicing and performing on this amazing instrument
As a versatile musician, Bryce brings together his compositional elements one at a time. Naturally developing each instrumental line, a piece grows organically from one idea to the next: head to toe.