Honey Ryder (band)
|Origin||London, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Folk, Rock, Pop, Country|
|Labels||Oceanic / EMI|
|Past members||Martyn Shone|
Honey Ryder is a male/female British music trio, consisting of Lindsay O'Mahony on vocals, Matt Bishop on rhythm guitar and Jason Huxley on lead guitar. The band's style of music varies from rock to folk and indie. Originally a duo, they scored two UK top 40 hits in the late 2000s.
Originally a duo, Lindsay O'Mahony and Martyn Shone came together through a mutual friend at MTV. They then spent several years honing their sound with various bands on the London circuit before striking out on to the commercial scene in 2008. O'Mahony was working alongside the likes of Chris Evans, Edith Bowman, Russell Brand and Alex Zane at MTV, whilst Shone was working as a banker in the city and jobbing as a musician.
Rising Up was the debut album by the duo and featured 10 tracks, including the singles "Numb", "Fly Away" and "Choices". The album was produced by Jon O'Mahony who had worked with Natasha Bedingfield. The album was mixed by Brad Gilderman (Madonna, Outkast) and Bob Kraushaar (Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams). The album was released on CD and for Digital Retail on 22 June 2009. A fourth single, "Love in Time" (a cover of a Roy Orbison song) was released in July 2009.
After the first album, Shone decided to leave the group for personal reasons. They had been working with musician Jason Huxley, who then joined the band officially. Recruiting a third member, they teamed up with guitarist Matt Bishop while working on the second album. Working in Nashville, they came up with what would become their next single "Marley's Chains". This track was also used on the US ABC networked show Body of Proof. The album, also titled Marley's Chains, was released in August 2012. Three further singles were released; "You Can't Say That", "World's Away" and a cover of John Denver's "Annie's Song". However, none of the releases charted in the UK.
In December 2014, Honey Ryder (with the same line-up as the second album) returned with their third album, Born in a Bottle. The first single from it was "Drink With Me" in March 2015.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Born in a Bottle||—|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Love in Time"||—|
|2012||"Marley's Chains"||—||Marley's Chains|
|"You Can't Say That"||—|
|"Annie's Song"||—||non-album single|
|2015||"Drink With Me"||—||Born in a Bottle|
Awards and nominations
|2015||British Country Music Association||Group of the Year||Honey Ryder||Nominated|
|2015||British Country Music Association||UK Song of the Year||Born In A Bottle||Nominated|
|2015||British Country Music Association||UK Album of the Year||Born In A Bottle||Nominated|
- "Honey Ryder's debut single - Numb". Female First. 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2011-08-07.
- Official website - album release
- Interview with Honey Ryder on BBC Breakfast. Honey Ryder official YouTube channel
- Official website - About
- "Honey Ryder". Chart Stats. 28 February 2009. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2011.