Ten minutes HONEY RYDER
Hi, I’m Lindsay O’Mahony, the lead singer of Honey Ryder. There are 3 of us, Jason, Matt and myself. They live in Staffordshire and I live just outside London.
How did you get into country music?
My parents played a very eclectic mix of music whilst I was growing up but the list was definitely dominated by country music. One of my earliest memories is listening to ‘Ode to Billy Joe’ by Bobby Gentry, in the car ,and it having a huge impact on me. I was completely mesmerized by the lyrics.
How would you describe your sound?
I would describe our music as popular music with strong Country, Rock and Folk influences.
What is your favorite country music song?
To Listen to (and why)
It’s almost impossible to whittle it down – Dolly Parton is a huge favourite of mine and I’m obsessed with ‘Wichita Lineman’ by Glen Campbell, along with Doctor Hook’s greatest hits album, but a very nostalgic song for me, a song that had a huge impact, is ‘Lucille’ by Kenny Rogers. As a toddler I would dance around the living room to it, singing all the words. I thought Kenny had ‘four hundred children’ and didn’t realize he was actually singing about his ‘four hungry children’.
To Perform (and why)
We perform a version of ‘Landslide’ by Fleetwood Mac.
I absolutely love the simplicity of the guitar part and the wonderfully honest and thought provoking lyrics.
I find it hard not to cry when I sing it……
Who would be your dream collaboration?
I love the depth and tone of Tim McGraw’s voice. A duet with him would be amazing.
If we came to a HONEY RYDER gig, what should we expect?
You’ll see a group of people, the 3 of us and our session guys, Tom and Chris, who love making music and involving the audience.
We really get into what we’re doing and hopefully this is infectious, but we also like to throw some humour into the show……
Come see for yourself!
What’s new with you?
We’re releasing our first single from ‘Born in a Bottle’, our 3rd album release, in March 2015 and we’re looking forward to playing lots of Festivals this year including the Isle of Wight festival in June.
We’re ecstatic at being able to perform two sets at “C2C at the O2” on March 7th and 8th. 7th March with the full band, and the 8th March with just Jason, Matt and myself, performing acoustically.
We’re also hoping to do a headline UK Tour later in the year with dates in Europe added.
Where can fans find out more about you?