English multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer-songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones (born 10 August 1983 in Warrington, Cheshire) began his music career as the lead guitarist for popular Hoylake-based psychedelic pop outfit the Coral, with whom he spent 12 years before embarking on a solo career. Influenced by the likes of Ennio Morricone, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, and the pastoral English folk of the late Nick Drake, Ryder-Jones provided the score for the 2009 short film 'Leave Taking', which was directed by longtime friend Laurence Easeman. The compositions made up the bulk of his debut EP, 'A Leave Taking Soundtrack', and were followed by further forays into film soundtracks for 'It’s Natural To Be Afraid' (2010), 'Bed' (2011) and 'Piggy' (2012). Ryder-Jones released his full-length debut for Domino, 'If...' which was based on Italo Calvino's 1979 novel 'If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller' on November 14, 2011. The intimate and far more song-oriented 'A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart' followed in 2013. In 2015 Ryder-Jones released his second full length song orientated album 'West Kirby County Primary'.