Nearly two years after the release of West Kirby County Primary, the spellbinding Bill Ryder-Jones is set to take stage at York’s The Crescent on the 6th of June. As co-founder and former lead guitarist of The Coral, Ryder-Jones has had a career spanning over twenty years.
Since embarking on his solo venture, Ryder-Jones has become known for his poignant tracks, covering themes from mental illness to rugged love. With over 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, the artist is ever increasing his scope within the music industry. A captivating story teller at heart, Ryder-Jones has an effortless ability to encapsulate and convey a moment – there are few artists with such genre diversity within their music. Previous tracks such as ‘If…’ and ‘The Reader (Malbork)’ have been rooted in orchestral sounds with a cinematic quality. Later releases have, however, developed the over-arching sound of un-conventional rock, in tracks including ‘Satellite’ and ‘Two To Birkenhead’. Parallels to these styles can be found in the enchanting folk melodies of two more self-reflexive tracks: ‘Seabirds’, and ‘Put It Down Before You Break It’.
Ryder-Jones’ upcoming solo tour is set to bring to its audience some old classics, as well as a preview of his forthcoming album. With support from the compelling London based indie-folk band Wasterman, this certainly isn’t one to be missed.By Rebecca Higginbottom