IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

ARIEL RYDER: I was born in Florida, and grew up in the Chicago area. I lived for California for many years, but returned to Illinois for family.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

ARIEL RYDER: My music background began with school talent shows, fashion shows, karaoke contests, and the discovery of the wonderful Dr. Rev. Lena Mclin vocal teacher, composer, pastor, and mentor to many notable artists in Chicago. Whom I met through someone I met while performing at the “Chicago” version of Showtime At The Apollo With Steve Harvey -Arie Crown Theatre. I Went to Southampton, England to record 6 songs with “Artful Dodger”, same producer as Craig David.I recorded the song “Gimme A Sign” with Narada Michael Walden at his Tarpan Studios for the show “Now & Again” (CBS-Paramount). I also wrote and recorded other songs with Narada. I recorded the song “Lift Me Up” and other songs in Quebec City, Canada with twin brothers named Jean and Claude, who make up the group JLM. “Lift Me Up” was released in Europe and Canada. I performed 2 songs during the first LA City Firefighters Awards held at the Kodak theatre. I was hired by the head of the Hollywood Fire Dept. Curtis Marolt in the Chicago area, who partners up with Marissa Diblasio hired me to sing “Clarify” which was released as Mid-Coast All Stars Feat. Ariel Ryder. Star 1 Records’ Laura Patterson released “Earthquake”

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?

ARIEL RYDER: I want to record and release my own songs because there is nothing like getting lost in the music. When you really hit that sweet spot where everyone is in a zone and “feeling” whatever emotion is in the air. I like the universal ability that music has to bring people together. Even if you can’t understand the words to a song, you can still relate to the emotion shared.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

ARIEL RYDER: My songs are about love, about life. Sometimes they are about absolute nonsense and sometimes lacking tact, but those don’t usually “make it” to the official recording process…lol. I do however, love to come off the cuff with random ad libs during live shows. That’s the butter to me and I do love butter. Maybe there will be a song for that one day.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?

ARIEL RYDER: My fan base is directed currently towards Adele, Justin Timberlake and other like artists. I’d definitely love to add some of those fans to mine!

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

ARIEL RYDER: My musical influences are vast. The list include: Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bolton, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Amy Grant, Paula Abdul, India Arie, Melanie Fiona, Anita Baker, and Toni Braxton. All of these artists have influenced my music mind and style.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

ARIEL RYDER: I describe my music as sultry and emotionally connected to the messages in the songs. I’d categorize the style as R&B with a pop influence.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

ARIEL RYDER: I stand out from the other artists because I am on-point for live shows. I’m not high-maintenance in recording sessions, and I always like to see the positives and the glass half-full. I also have a look that doesn’t necessarily match the music I’m doing, so there’s that too.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

ARIEL RYDER: I have quite a few live shows in the Chicago area coming up, and I am also writing new music now. I’m always writing new music. Music is emotional expression, so life can easily turn into a musical.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

ARIEL RYDER: My career goals are to continue to grow as an artist and lyric/melody writer by learning other aspects of the song creation process. Piano is first on the list. In 10 years I see myself stabilized as a very successful music artist, songwriter, actress and candy company (I make fabulous peanut butter fudge!). I will be excited to support causes especially relating to physical/mental health and animal welfare. The home will be discreet and somewhere on a beach with warm water.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

ARIEL RYDER: My fans can access my music via www.ArielRyder.com, www.reverbnation.com/arielryder , www.facebook.com/arielryder, www.twitter.com/songparrot, www.instagram.com/songparrot, www.periscope.tv/songparrot










  1. Perfect display of potencial brillance. I seldom listened to artist with such musical cofidence as ARIEL RYDER REYNOLD who has that ability to craft out songs with such precision. Keep the flag high.

  2. A voice of God as descried by a friend. Ariel gorgeous ehereal, unitelligent voice. It real evident in her songs. It engulfed my wave over and over again. See you in Chicago

  3. Her musical style just seems as if it was formulated and designed for her personal form of musical expression. Listening to her
    music which never rock dull.

  4. Quality music blasting my emotional lows away with it high voume music combating my fear and douts. Armed with sticks and strings.perfect for the day

  5. With her simple ingredient, she makes the best, which throw her into a progressive artist with impossible intricate dynamics. She promises the most incredible sound and stage show ever heard or seen of recent.

  6. Perfect lyrical arrangement with wonderful vocal coming from her. Just what I long for. Can’t wait to be part of your concert.

  7. A voice of God as described by a friend Ariel gorgeous, ethereal intelligent voice as swatheed in her her songs. It will engulf your waves over and over again

  8. This is an important–a very important–piece of work that will stand the test of time. It’s also an utter blast to listen to and live with.

  9. Ariel harrmonizing, melodious musical climax reflect her lyrical passionate intent which reappear in a radical work form. She gives a menacing, militaristic tap that I find hard to resist. Most of all is her resonant melodic voice. Looking forward to have her LIVE…….

  10. With doomy elegance, multiple intrument and whiff of her voice which gives a resonable idea of what is expected of what ARIEL brings to any show. Perfect for any time of the day

  11. 1. Ariel is quite gorgeous, such sound good for every season, which picks up memories, lost love triumphs, regret and fading hopes amid an ambient tumble of haunting electric instrumentation

  12. 1. Ariel shows a classical training, she put her own stamp and emotional authenticity on all her songs by eclectic range of lyrics

  13. 1. Her music is a vivid contemporary, with multiple strands tried together to create an excellent musical output. I love you music Ariel

  14. Ariel has always given tunes which always infuse greatness in the mind of listeners with her mature and peculiar new flavor combinations

  15. There is nothing remotely difficult about this brilliantly weird concept record. She manages to pull off the tricks to make us laugh and dance at the same time

  16. Ryder possess an amazing songwriting power to satisfy committed fans but with a sharper edge and darker undercurrents that might entice sceptics

  17. It feels like Ryder has taken the back off every current form of music, jiggered about the wire, putting fresh batteries and made it all interesting again.

  18. Her songs find her on a full frontal mission to bring sweet sound back. It open with a beautiful exit, which builds from a jagged guitar chug

  19. Ryder music teaches fans to ignore the conventions of society and spinning and dreaming through galaxies of fast light and colour

  20. Unlike other artists write songs that channels one feeling or emotional journey, Ryder builds multiple mood layers into each of her tracks

  21. This marks the moment when Ariel breaks into the foreground after her beautiful tone and precise technique leaves listeners in no doubt of her classical training