Hi lovely peeps!
It’s been a great year for Honey Ryder and we’ve enjoyed some cracking gigs along the way from Buckle and Boots festival to C2C to Nashville Meets London in Canary Wharf. We were totes honoured to perform at the C2C launch party at The Brooklyn Bowl and enjoyed meeting some really passionate and dedicated music fans that night. Although we flipping’ love playing live we’re hibernating for a couple of months while we work on new material. We started this process a few months ago and wrote a track called ‘Inner Marilyn’ with Jess from Jess and the Bandits – she was great to work with. We also recorded some lovely girlie BV’s and harmonies for the song with 3 brilliant women – Gemma Leahy Waddell, Paris Georgia and Deanne from Dexeter – thank you ladies!
We have some great new merch – black fleeces and grey hoodies available to buy. (Check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/honeyryderband to get your hands on them) but the links will also be on our website store by the end of the week. Our warm beanie hats sold out last year but we’ve managed to get hold of a few more…..treat yourself why dontcha?
So go make merry and fill your boots with mulled wine and mince pies (as we intend to do) and we’ll see you in 2017!
Thank you again for your support, we love’s ya!
Lindsay, Jason and Matt
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Photos below include: C2C launch party at the Brooklyn Bowl and Nashville Meets London with Baylen Leonard
Blimey – what a weekend! Our experience at C2C was everything we hoped and wanted it to be. We started off the proceedings by performing an acoustic set in front of a live audience at NY-LON, courtesy of the organisers of C2C. We sang three tracks and were then interviewed…however when the next act failed to show up….we got to squeeze in another three songs for good measure.
But playing at The Brooklyn Bowl in front of a crowd of 1000 in the afternoon really took the biscuit…..an amazingly warm and attentive crowd, and superb sound on stage as well as front of house created a total buzz for all involved….LOVIN IT!
After several interviews, several more beers and a good night sleep we got to play the Town Square stage on the Sunday which was as good an atmosphere as the previous day with lots of music enthusiasts in the audience all out for a good time. We had a ball performing and hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did!
C2C at The O2 is a fantastic event that seems to be growing and improving each year – and we were totes thrilled to be a part of it – ROLL ON C2C 2017 baby!
PS Icing on the cake had to be bumping into Charles Esten backstage (Aka, Deacon Claybourne from the hit TV series ‘Nashville’). What a lovely guy….and rather easy on the eye….this is Lindsay’s blog by the way but I have to say, Matt is admittedly a very big fan…..
We’ve enjoyed a really great start to 2016 – three great gigs and lots more shows in the pipeline….in fact, we’ve just found out we’re playing on the pop upstages at C2C at the 02 on March 12th and March 13th!!!!! #overexcited……
I’d never performed at The Troubadour before January 26th and was delighted to find it was a quirky and atmospheric venue with a great restaurant upstairs where we happily filled our boots prior to the gig. We were supported by Claydon Connor, a great guy with a great voice from The Isle of Wight who invited the gorgeous Liv Austen up onstage to perform with him – their voices gelled beautifully together. Then it was our turn – and we had a ball, mainly because the audience were so appreciative…thank you again to everyone who came.
I know you’re not supposed to read reviews about yourself – good or bad – what was it Public Enemy once said? Don’t believe the hype….but you know what, it’s SO lovely to indulge yourself once in a while and enjoy the moment when you do find out that someone has really enjoyed your music and written their thoughts down!
Here’s one of those moments from Music News:
We were shocked and saddened to hear about the news of Sir Terry Wogan’s passing. Not only was he an amazingly smart, charismatic and genuine individual but he also championed hundreds of unknown artists, helping accelerate their careers. He properly LOVED music. We were honoured to be on his show a couple of years ago. He interviewed us with great ease and expertise allowing our nerves to calm and we also performed an acoustic set for him. We’ll definitely treasure this memory.
HR with Sir Terry at Radio 2
Well it’s been a cracking year so far…..ok, I know it’s only January 27th, but we’ve been on the B-list at Radio 2 and we’ve had 3 great gigs in Stone, Torquay and last night, London which have left us buzzing…
Playing at The Swan in Stone was an intimate and cosy gig with a roaring fire (that almost set my sequins on fire at one point) and a really fun audience….Performing at Midwinterfest was an utter joy, we were looked after so well by Alan West and co, fantastic venue/crowd and then to get to have a cheeky lime cordial and hang out with some fellow musicians was the icing on the cake….
So onto last night and The Troubadour in Fulham, West London. The venue oozes music from its veins having had people like Mr Hendrix play in there….great atmosphere, again a ‘whites of the eyes’ kind of place, and an amazingly appreciative audience. Now onto Kent and Essex in Feb….good times.
How you all doing? So we’ve just received an amazing early Xmas present…..we’ve made the B-list on Radio 2 kicking off on December 26th and we’re SO SO happy! We can’t wait to hear ‘What if We’ve only Got Tonight’ on national radio…..and we want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who’s supported us and believed in us this year – it’s been a good one – but 2016’s gonna be even better methinks….(mehopes!)
Our album ‘Born in a Bottle’ will be available to pre-order on iTunes on the same day (December 26th) but in the meantime if you would like to get yourself a CD, you can buy them from this website….and check out our T-shirts and mugs while you’re at it!
We’re super excited to get gigging again and have several lined up for the new year….including dates in Staffordshire, Kent, London, Torquay and Essex……but we’re planning to get around to the whole of the UK – yep that includes you bonny Scotland, you ain’t getting away with it!
So there’s nothing left to say but have yourselves a VERY merry christmas – and keep your radio tuned to RADIO 2 of course!
Lots of love
Lindz, Jase and Matt
Anyone feeling particularly smug and organised with all their presents wrapped?
So here we are at the end of September…and it’s been a great year so far, but it ain’t over til the fat lady sings (being a bit tough on myself there), and I’m really looking forward to October 25th when we get to perform two tracks at the British Country Music Awards in London. We’re up against some stiff competition so who knows if we’ll bring home the bacon as far as awards are concerned, but just to be part of the event is a total bonus – as well as getting to meet and watch some great artists. We’re busy firming up lots of gigs/festivals for 2016 but in the meantime you can catch us at The Stone Food Festival this Sunday 4th October and at The Fort San Antone Festival in Preston on Sunday 18th October. So roll on Rock-tober. Apologies.
So here we are at the end of September…and it’s been a great year so far, but it ain’t over til the fat lady sings (being a bit tough on myself there), and I’m really looking forward to October 25th when we get to perform two tracks at the British Country Music Awards in London. We’re up against some stiff competition so who knows if we’ll bring home the bacon as far as awards are concerned, but just to be part of the event is a total bonus – as well as getting to meet and watch some great artists. We’re busy firming up lots of gigs/festivals for 2016 but in the meantime you can catch us at The Stone Food Festival this Sunday 4th October and at The Fort San Anton Festival in Preston on Sunday 18th October. So roll on Rock-tober. Apologies.
How are you all doing? Hope you’re enjoying the bank holiday weekend…..we’re really looking forward to our week ahead – I’m recording vocals for a new track in Matt’s studio on Thursday followed by a gig at The Earl Grey Whistle Test in Leek….then we’re down in Weybridge, Surrey on Saturday to perform at Weyfest. Our set starts at 4.30pm. Should be a great event – get yourselves down there!
Hi lovely people
This week has been v exciting for the band as we have received 3 nominations at the BCMA’s this year – for best group, best song and best album. #OVER THE MOON. Up against some tough competition….please help us out when the time comes for voting!! (We’ll keep you posted on how to do this don’t worry!)
We can also announce now that we shall be performing at said event to be held on October 25th this year….cannae wait!
We’ve also been doing our own versions of covers such as ‘Time after Time’ by Cyndi Lauper – please go to http://www.chimeo.com/article/Honey-Ryder-Acoustic-challenge to take a listen. Hope you enjoy!
Lastly we’ve been in the studio this week recording new material….super excited to finish it so you guys can hear it….yeeeee-haaaaaaaa!
Lindz, Jase and Matt