Big Apple’s own hard rockers released the “RyderLive” on Friday the 12th. It’s available for streaming here.
Ryder is a four-piece, hard rock quartet hailing from Queens, New York. Formed in 2016, the group has left its mark throughout North America before being signed in 2021 by UK-based record label, Bad Monkey Records. Ryder utilizes their brand of natural classic rock vibes, to throw down in front of a modern crowd.
Lead singer & guitarist, James Ryder, reminds us what determination, passion, and the spirit of rock means. James’ vocals are capricious and ungovernable, while his Guitar skills are classically hard. Erik Unkrich’s effortlessly deep, thunderous Bass tones resonate with audiences. Billy Smith fuses precision with rebellion on drums to create a monstrous, bombastic sound. Guitarist, Andrew Bloch, rounds out the band by weaving long-sought, magically untouched, musical threads that turn Ryder into a single unifying force of pure molten rock.
Ryder gives their all to live audiences with their authentically heavy sound. Ryder has played at some of the most iconic venues in the United States like LA’s Whiskey A-Go-Go, NY’s Gramercy Theater, NJ’s Wellmont Theater, and the 2018 & 2019 Rocklahoma Festival. The group leaves a lasting impression on these audiences, with music that leaves you wanting more. Ryder is set to bring back the nostalgic memories that only rock concerts provide. With a mix of modern and classic rock vibes, Ryder takes their live concerts to the next level. The group’s style pays respect to bands prior. National acts like Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, and Black Sabbath, inspire Ryder’s vibe while incorporating their own modern twists.