Ryder have been runners within the evening in 1986 when it got here to Eurovision. However did they run away with the prize on the finish of the evening?
Ryder have been a put collectively British band for the 1986 Eurovision Tune Contest. Though they consisted of Dudley Phillips, Paul Robertson, Andy Ebsworth, Geoff Leach and Rob Terry, it was frontman Martin Maynard Williams (b.1951) who was the face of Ryder and that additionally went for the promotional art work and single they recorded. Williams had been a small time actor, making temporary, supporting roles in tv exhibits of the 1980’s, a far cry from his well-known father, actor Invoice Maynard, who made his title as Selwyn Froggitt and appeared in lots of Carry On movies of the 1960’s and 70’s. The group carried out “Runner In The Evening”, a track written by Maureen Darbyshire and Brian Wade for the 1986 Contest, which was being held in Norway.
They got here seventh that evening, not in addition to Vikki had carried out the earlier yr, however at the very least one other high ten end for the UK, tieing with Belle and The Devotions and Bardo for the bottom putting within the 1980’s. The track gained 72 factors from the jury. The observe was not profitable, nonetheless, with the critics or the general public and when launched as a single, it bombed, solely simply scraping into the highest 100. Ryder didn’t file a comply with up and disbanded that yr. Little is find out about ‘Maynard’ Williams since and there are not any latest photos of him. He usually stop performing and performing within the 1980’s, though he popped up within the little seen movie ‘A Reel Life’ in 2018, the identical yr his dad died on the age of 89.
Take a look at our Eurovision the place are they now particular right here
Leave a Reply