From the ashes of the old, rises the spirit of the new. Ryder is a 4 piece hard rock/metal band based out of Queens, NY. They have performed at the world-renowned Whisky a Go Go, Gramercy Theatre, and the Chance Theater. The group consists of James Ryder (vocals/guitar), Andrew Bloch (guitar), Tim Freyr (bass guitar), and Billy Smith (drums). They have opened for bands such as Ted Poley, Ross the Boss, Dope, Motorgrator, One Eyed Doll, Wednesday 13, Bullet Boys, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Tracii Guns, Flotsam and Jetsam and Joe Lynn Turner.
They deliver a powerful style of music that is still appreciated by the masses. James Ryder’s presence and energy will make any crowd go wild. Andrew Bloch keeps everything together. Tim Freyr’s bass is so resounding that you can’t help watching in awe. Billy Smith seems to beat thunder of storm clouds with precision. Together they deliver a pulse-pounding, adrenaline-fueled performance that will leave you wanting more.
They are excited to announce the release of their EP “IV” on January 1st, 2017. The EP was engineered and produced by Anthony Esposito (founding member of Lynch Mob, former Ace Frehley bassist, and current bassist for the Red Dragon Cartel). The EP features 4 songs drawing influence from the likes of Thin Lizzy, Guns N Roses, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, but still producing their own sound.