Bill Ryder Jones

Artist bio

Bill Ryder-Jones is a talented man. His new album A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, marries his masterful capacities as arranger and composer with his first firm steps as a singer songwriter. The album will be released by Domino on Monday 8th April 2013. Its an album of capital-S songs that will more than sate the appetite of those that appreciate his knack for heart swelling melody and painterly detail.

Bill left The Coral after their fifth studio album Roots & Echoes, on which his arrangements hinted at a deeper and spectacular compositional talent. Last year Ryder-Jones explored this side of his creative talent in full with the orchestral album If for Domino sister label Double Six - which was a grand 'imaginary soundtrack to Italo Calvinos post modernist novel If On A Winters Night A Traveller.

A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart was recorded in Ryder-Jones old bedroom in the upstairs of his mothers house in Liverpool. Two friends from local band By The Sea made up the backing band for the recordings, which were then produced and mixed together with James Ford.