Bill Ryder-Jones Swn Festival 2019

A founder member of Merseyside band The Coral when he was still in school, since 2008 Bill Ryder-Jones has quietly flourished as a solo artist of great variety and style.

His debut album If… was all instrumental beauty and appearances from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, while A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, his second, embraced a slowburn style, touching on Smog or Red House Painters. More albums followed, heavier, folkier, while Ryder-Jones also completed small-scale film scores and production work. An adept cataloguer of life behind curtained windows, it’s a body of work that can only expand in fascinating ways.

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