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On Thursday, February 21, RADIO MELTDOWN’S DJ Chris and DJ Hellsbelle interviewed the fabulously talented rocker ALEX RYDER in a fun two-hour interview (which may be heard in its’ entirety on the embedded player below). During the interview, songs from Alex’s EP WON’T YOU LISTEN can be heard.
When asked about her earliest inspiration to pursue a career in music, she gave the major influence to Michael Jackson. Jackson was multi-talented in writing, singing, dancing but also in producing and promoting his work and his successes inspire Alex.
When asked which artists she would most like to tour with, Alex cited Bon Jovi, Nickeback, Pat Benatar immediately. She also says that her own work has often been compared to Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and Melissa Etheridge, but she maintains that you still must have your own sound. Alex says the goal is that you don’t want to copy someone else, you want to be an individual, you want to be as successful as those artists.
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Alex also performed the backing harmonies for all the songs on the new EP.
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Radio Meltdown DJ Jester asked via chat that if you could ask any person any one thing, who and what would it be? Alex replied, tongue firmly in cheek, she would ask Jon Bon Jovi to share some microwave pizza with DJ Chris.
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Via Twitter, listener Jaxiblue wanted to know if Alex had any staples and must-haves--things she wouldn’t leave home without. Yes, said Alex: not without cherry Chapstick, bandanas and always wearing two pairs of socks; anyone with experience of Ottawa winter weather might agree. During performance, she’s never on stage without a pair of big clunky leather boots.
And speaking of being on stage, 2013 has been shaping up to be a great year for Alex—interviews, writing, travelling, touring and getting back into the studio and recording. Tours for the coming year are in the works, with tours to the US and the UK planned.
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Alex brings that same dedication and passion into her music, as anyone listening to her songs can hear. RADIO MELTDOWN is proud to have Alex as a guest and to play and support the music of this wonderful artist.
Alex lives in Ottawa, Ontario, the capitol city of Canada. Her six-piece band is also from Ottawa. Band members: Bobby Littlemore-Guitar, Steven Rae-Bass, Fred Pantalone-Drums, Yvan Tessier-Keys, Ornella Kennedy- BG Vocals, Tracy Rush-BG Vocals
Follow ALEX RYDER by:
Official Website: www.AlexRyder.com.
Reverb Nation: http://www.reverbnation.com/aryder
Songs by Alex Ryder heard during this interview:
Won’t You Listen
My Tears Are Rain
You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore
Get Off My Cloud
I’m the One
ALEX RYDER'S music available from: