Solo Album: Press Release
“SKYCLAD FRONTMAN RELEASES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
KEVIN RIDLEY – ‘FLYING IN THE FACE OF LOGIC’
**Available 4th July 2011**
GLOBAL MUSIC are pleased to announce the release of ‘Flying In The Face Of Logic’, the first solo album from singer/songwriter Kevin Ridley; producer/vocalist with folk-metal pioneers Skyclad.
The album contains 14 original tracks, mainly inspired by the singer’s native Northeast (England) so fittingly, it features several northern session players – notably Northumbrian pipes player Andy May, Folkworks fiddle player, Sophy Ball, and Blitzkrieg’s Dave Anderson on bass – as well as contributions from the current members of Skyclad.
Ridley describes the record as a form of continuation from Skyclad’s ‘Semblance of Normality’:
“‘Semblance…’ was the first album where all the band members involved had roots in Northern England and references were buried within the songs. It was something I wanted to explore, so ‘Flying In The Face Of Logic’ became autobiographical and based upon my personal stories of life, love and growing up in the North-East of England.”
After spending 35 years in the music industry, engineering and producing for thrash-metalers Venom, Forgodsake, Anathema, Pariah and Skyclad, Kevin Ridley took the opportunity to emerge from behind the mixing desk and experience the role of a player, rather than Producer.
Five years in the making, Ridley described the journey of writing the album as a challenge of learning “how to fly and make my own rules”.
‘Flying In The Face Of Logic’ was produced by Kevin Ridley; recorded at Newcastle’s Blast Studio, and mixed by Dario Mollo (Glenn Hughes/Tony Martin/Lacuna Coil). Available 4th July 2011.”
For more information about Kevin Ridley visit
http://kevinridley.groovemachine.net | www.myspace.com/kevinridleyofficial