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Scobie Ryder: CEO Killer Songs
Triple Ampex Golden Reel winner... (Production Excellence).
As a lead singer and award winning songwriter... have experienced the full spectrum of...
Excelling in English & Art, Scobie won a scholarship place at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art.
Then, an “artistically reckless folk singer”, he promptly dropped out of Art School; heading instead, for the bright lights of London... to find a larger audience for his ever expanding, self-penned song collection.
A short spell working as a street musician, while living in a parked van in Soho Square honed his natural communication and entertainment skills. Scobie’s highly prolific song writing talent soon led him to the offices of Pop Music Gurus Bill Martin&Phil Coulter and a 3 year music publishing and major record deal with EMI Records in 1979.
Soon after, SCOBIE made a five-year touring and writing and production commitment to Bay City Roller Leslie Mckeown; launching Mckeown’s solo career in 1981. This creative venture proved to be very fruitful and with 3 gold albums to his credit, Scobie then set up as a partner in his first indie music label “Plezure Records” in Camden Town, London. Working with seminal underground acts like…Naked Lunch&Ed Buller and a host of other electro pioneers.
Scobie received further recognition as 3 times winner of the prestigious Ampex Golden Reel Award for Music Production Excellence. The first time it was ever awarded outside the USA.
Fate and fortune have often conspired to place ScobieRyder in somewhat bizarre creative situations. In 1981, he found himself in Zambia writing the Music soundtrack for the feature film “Touch of the Sun”, with Pete Gage of "Vinegar Joe” fame. This motion picture, shot on location in Africa, starred Oscar winner and internationally renowned bon vivant Oliver Reed.
In Africa, Scobie recorded the Zambian National Orchestra and during the 14-week shoot, became firm friends with “Ollie” Reed. After a chance meeting in Lusaka, legendary soul star Mr James Brown, invited Scobie to sing and perform alongside the Godfather of Soul “live” on stage…and although for one night only… it was a “A truly unforgettable experience!
(Ad) Ventures to date include:
Plezure Records: A London indie-pop record label.
The 2 Worlds Organization: creating TV concepts for independent TV production.
The Hell Fire Club: As lead singer with this rock band, alongside Paul
Raven/killing joke, Les Warner /the Cult/ les Davidson / Joan Armatrading.
Flaming TV: A Tele-visual production company in which SCOBIE first took on the mantle of TV director for an 8 camera “live” shoot @ the Duke of York’s theatre…in the heart of London. Barf Bites back: (a comedy special starring Eddie Izzard, Lee Evans, Slattery&Vranch) This ITV network Show was Directed by Scobie Ryder…to mark and celebrate 30 years of Amnesty International.
Scobie has experienced the full spectrum of the music & multimedia industries: From working with small labels and innovative production companies, through to large scale, externally financed, recording projects for major league clients. Successfully completing advertising agency work for Smirnoff International and directing several pop videos.
Scobie continues to work freelance as a writer & director on various original Children’s television ideas including: Morris the Million Dollar Mole & Nervous Wrecks (the underwater soap for children) and has recently (finally) completed his long-term Sci-fi Film concept “Two Worlds Collide”.
alongside his Vampire Musical "HIPHOPERA"
Scobie and his Killer Team have been totally involved in all aspects of the relevant creative processes; including editing, dubbing and pre & post-production work…Killer songs is continually evolving developing writing and creative music skills with a strong ongoing profile,
Killer Song’s stable of new artists, are currently making a fresh assault the world of music recording; with The Killer team releasing a massive 30 track compilation of all the artists signed to their in-house production company:"KILLER SONGS"
“THE KILLER KOMPILATION”
"Scobie Ryder is without doubt one of the best top-line and lyric writer in existence; He is in my opinion nothing less than a musical genius".
Colin Graham ...Jazz warriors... Light of the World...Brand New Heavies...Incognito.
Read how Reginald Todd received an honest and very helpful review from Scobie Ryder who helped him restored his faith in music and changed his musical path for the better.
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