Shaun Ryder

Singer/Songwriter — Manchester

Name
Shaun Ryder

What do you do?
Singer songwriter, TV work and all round entertainer. I’ve got a great job.
Love it!

Where are you from?
Salford, Manchester

Describe your style in three words?
Top button done

Best Gig you have ever been to?
David Bowie - in Italy, when we supported him at a big football stadium. The Ramones - at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. And my first Buzzcocks Gig. All just up there!


Shaun Ryder was a huge figure in the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, fronting Happy Mondays who attained a near legendary status before parting in 1993. Shaun Ryder later formed Black Grape scoring a Platinum selling album with 'It's 'Great When You're Straight...Yeah' before their split in 1998. In recent years, amongst many other projects, he has worked with Gorillaz, providing the guest vocals on their 2005 track 'Dare', and taken part in reunions with both Happy Mondays and Black Grape.

For more about Black Grape's upcoming tour and releases visit www.fredperry.com/subculture/article-black-grape

First track you played on repeat?
'Life on Mars' - David Bowie

Song that defines the teenage you?
'She’s Lost Control' - Joy Division

If you could be on the bill with any two bands in history - who would they be?
The Beatles and The Stones - a close run with The Kinks and The Doors though.

If you could beam one of your songs into space - which would it be?
'Loose Fit'. Would definitely want that up there.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Dean Martin - ‘Greatest Hits’

One record you would keep forever?
'Rubber Soul' - The Beatles

A song lyric that has inspired you?
So wide can’t get around it,
So low you can’t get under it,
So high you can’t get over it,

One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic

A song you wished you had written?
'I Walk the Line' - Johnny Cash

Four songs you can’t stop playing now?

Dean Martin - Gentle On My Mind
Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter
Baby Love - The Supremes
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations

I'm even discovering Jazz, and liking it. Which shows how much I’ve changed!

Name
Shaun Ryder

What do you do?
Singer songwriter, TV work and all round entertainer. I’ve got a great job.
Love it!

Where are you from?
Salford, Manchester

Describe your style in three words?
Top button done

Best Gig you have ever been to?
David Bowie - in Italy, when we supported him at a big football stadium. The Ramones - at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. And my first Buzzcocks Gig. All just up there!


Shaun Ryder was a huge figure in the Madchester scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, fronting Happy Mondays who attained a near legendary status before parting in 1993. Shaun Ryder later formed Black Grape scoring a Platinum selling album with 'It's 'Great When You're Straight...Yeah' before their split in 1998. In recent years, amongst many other projects, he has worked with Gorillaz, providing the guest vocals on their 2005 track 'Dare', and taken part in reunions with both Happy Mondays and Black Grape.

For more about Black Grape's upcoming tour and releases visit www.fredperry.com/subculture/article-black-grape

First track you played on repeat?
'Life on Mars' - David Bowie

Song that defines the teenage you?
'She’s Lost Control' - Joy Division

If you could be on the bill with any two bands in history - who would they be?
The Beatles and The Stones - a close run with The Kinks and The Doors though.

If you could beam one of your songs into space - which would it be?
'Loose Fit'. Would definitely want that up there.

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Dean Martin - ‘Greatest Hits’

One record you would keep forever?
'Rubber Soul' - The Beatles

A song lyric that has inspired you?
So wide can’t get around it,
So low you can’t get under it,
So high you can’t get over it,

One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic

A song you wished you had written?
'I Walk the Line' - Johnny Cash

Four songs you can’t stop playing now?

Dean Martin - Gentle On My Mind
Bobby Darin - If I Were A Carpenter
Baby Love - The Supremes
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations

I'm even discovering Jazz, and liking it. Which shows how much I’ve changed!

Shaun Ryder, Alan McGee and Don Letts in conversation

Black Grape - Kelly's Heroes (The Milky Bar Kid Mix/Audio)

Happy Mondays - Step on (Official Music Video)

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