Melbourne songstress Helen Ryder possesses a rich and distinctive vocal sound. She is drawn to songs with a story to tell and is widely regarded for her lush interpretations.
Helen’s brand new single ‘Birds‘ is a classic 1970 Neil Young penned song, and the sultry chanteuse conjures up plenty of old style Hollywood glam with her smoky, cabaret-infused spin on it. The accompanying video was recorded with pedal steel and double bass and filmed at The Caravan Music Club by award winning film maker Rachael Lucas earlier this year.
Helen launches her new single at the Wesley Anne in Northcote on Thursday 30 November. She will be joined by Bruce Haymes on keyboards, Garrett Costigan on pedal steel, Stephen Hadley on bass and Roger Bergodaz on drums. As well as premiering the new single, Helen will also be playing songs from Someday Love. Special guest Sarah Carroll will perform tracks from her 2017 release Star Parade.
In 2015 Helen released her debut album Someday Love with the leading single ‘Lady Bird’, a duet with Spencer P Jones. The album was critically acclaimed and received national airplay:
“Like the soundtrack to a romantic movie: Old Hollywood – romantic, wistful and moving. The voice is exquisite and the playing is beautiful.” – Jeff Jenkins, ABC Local Radio.
“Love the album, congratulations” – Paul Gough, The Inside Sleeve, ABC Radio National.
“A beautiful selection of songs interpreted with great feeling and backed by some of Australia’s finest musicians.” – Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R.
Helen Ryder’s second full-length album will be released in 2018, but in the meantime, you can get a sneak peak at the forthcoming November show!
Helen Ryder ‘Birds’ single + video launch:
Thu 30 Nov – Wesley Anne, Melbourne VIC | Tickets
(Special guest Sarah Carroll)