15 May Artist Profile: Laura Ryder
New to Music Sync Licensing from Ireland
Avant Music Port Catalogue
Style: Singer Songwriter, Pop, Folk
Key words: Love, Dreamy, Theatrical, Sweet, Gentle, Animated, Cabaret, Enchanted, Fun, Thoughtful, Warm, Heartwarming, Quirky, Fog
A pigeon fancying songwriter originally from county Mayo, Laura Ryder, plays piano, guitar and ukulele as she delivers the swirling vocals to her fun/dark tracks. Reminiscent of early Regina Spektor, her recordings, as well as the live performances, are full of quirk and enthusiasm.
Laura is nowadays making music with a full band under the name of Laura Ryder Ampersand, which by the title itself reveals, a penchant for literature and writing perhaps, and the fun one can have while developing and playing in the universe of music. Expect genre mixing, and feelings and ideas that dance in their own directions. Ampersand consists of Lauren Geary on bass, Shay Sweeney on drums, Josh Meakin on guitar, Conor Cunningham on clarinet/flute and Matilda O’Mahony & Hannah McKenna on backing vocals. And as mentioned, the ensuing music is a mix of everything they get their ears on, taking influence from sources like alternative pop, folk, blues, and jazz.
Thus far, Laura Ryder Ampersand has played many different venues and festivals across Ireland, including Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan, Other Voices, the Ruby Sessions, First Fortnight and Whelan’s Ones to Watch, among others. They are currently working on material for their next release, to follow their debut album Vestigial. We’re waiting with bated breath.