The former The Coral frontman is touring his critically acclaimed album ‘Yawny Yawn’ – a piano version of last years’ album ‘Yawn’. In his own inimitable style, Bill Ryder-Jones says: “I can’t remember why I thought it was a good idea to make a piano version of Yawn, I presume at some point I felt that the original had too much pep. Was actually quite fun to make although I’ve since developed a dislike for the way my hands look”.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer, string-arranger and composer Bill Ryder-Jones has had a career spanning 15 years, a rarity in a world that so often looks to the new. From his musical interpretation of Italo Calvino’s ‘If On A Winters Night A Traveller’ (If… in 2011), 2013’s A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, West Kirby County Primary (2015) and last year’s Yawn, Bill has constantly widened his scope, weaving in an overarching sense of authenticity, intimacy and wryness as he goes.
28 Sept Bill Ryder-Jones Unitarian Church, Cambridge
4 Oct Bill Ryder-Jones Upper Chapel, Sheffield
5 Oct Bill Ryder-Jones The Brewery, Kendal
6 Oct Bill Ryder-Jones Band on the Wall, Manchester