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    Hard Rock
    Band Members
    James Ryder – Vocals/Guitar
    Andrew Bloch – Guitar
    Tim Freyr – Bass Guitar
    Billy Smith – Drums
    Queens, New York
    Ryder is a 4-piece hard rock band formed in August 2016. They hail from Queens, NY and consist of James Ryder (Vocals/Guitar), Andrew Bloch (Guitar), Tim Freyr (Bass Guitar), Billy Smith (Drums).
    Founding Date
    August 5, 2016
    Ryder is a hard rock band hailing from Queens, NY. Formed in 2016, the band features different talents united in their passion to throw down in the classic style for a modern crowd. Lead singer and guitarist James Ryder embodies the pounding spirit of true rock; Tim Freyr’s resounding bass compels its own attention from audiences; Billy Smith fuses precision with rebellion on drums, and guitarist Andrew Bloch weaves the musical threads that unite the band into a single force.

    Ryder is authentically heavy but always wailing for their audience rather than at it. Their first EP, IV, which was produced by former Lynch Mob bass player Anthony Esposito, was released in 2017 and caught fans’ attention with its classic-yet-contemporary sound. Their new EP, For What It’s Worth, is a live compilation of new songs – a daring choice showing the band in their best aspect: playing to a live audience in venues that know good heavy rock when they hear it (cf. L.A’s Whiskey A-Go-Go, NY’s Gramercy Theater, NJ’s Wellmont Theater et al.). FWIW is the answer to what is needed in hard rock now: obvious respect for the inspiration of predecessors from Thin Lizzy, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, and the others, woven into a sound that is clearly alive with audiences today.

    General Manager
    Kevin Castle
    (718) 358-2813
    Thin Lizzy, Guns N Roses, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin
    Press Contact
    Booking Agent
    KC Brooks
    (585) 747-5555

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