Scott von Ryper is an Australian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He is best known for being a co-founder of the Australian duo The Black Ryder, and current guitarist for The Jesus and Mary Chain.
In 2007, Von Ryper formed The Black Ryder with Aimee Nash, and engineered their debut album “Buy the ticket, take the Ride”. The album also featured guest players from bands such as Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Church, & Swervedriver.
Released in 2009 through EMI and later through Mexican Summer in the U.S., their debut was included in Rolling Stone Magazine’s Best Albums of 2010, and also earned them a nomination for Best New Artist. The Black Ryder gained an international fan base very quickly and relocated to the U.S. in 2010 where they released their second LP “The door behind the door” in 2015.
In late 2015, he joined The Jesus and Mary Chain as their touring guitarist, and has been touring globally with the band since.
October 2021 saw the release of his first solo record “Dream State Treasure”, which he recorded, produced and mixed the majority of at his studio in Los Angeles, with additional recording and mixing from LA based engineer Norm Block, who also played drums on the record.
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