THROW your mind back to the 80’s and a young Shaun Ryder stormed onto the stage with his band Happy Mondays.
Since then, the singer has managed to stay in the spotlight and also boast a successful TV career.
Who is Shaun Ryder?
Shaun Ryder was born on August 23, 1962 in Manchester.
He is a singer but is also known for his roles in reality TV.
Shaun left school at the age of 13 to work on a construction site before pursuing his passion for music.
He is the lead singer of Happy Mondays but also fronted the ’90s band Black Grape.
What is Shaun Ryder’s net worth?
Shaun managed to become a rich man during his time in the spotlight.
Despite being broke several times in his life, he has amassed a fortune.
He is reported to have a net worth of £2.5million which he has earned through his television work and touring.
What is Shaun Ryder’s background in music?
In 1980 he formed Happy Mondays with his late brother Paul Ryder (bass) and their friends Mark Day (guitar), Paul Davis (keyboards) and Gary Whelan (drums), with Mark “Bez” Berry later joining the band as a percussionist.
The group – who pioneered the Madchester sound – released a string of hits including “Step On,” “Kinky Afro,” and “24 Hour Party People.”
In 1995, Shaun formed the group Black Grape, whose debut album It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah topped the UK charts.
Unfortunately, the band’s follow-up album, Stupid Stupid Stupid, didn’t have the same success that led to their split in 1998.
On August 4, 2017, the group released Pop Voodoo, their first full album since 1997.
Shaun also enjoyed monumental chart success when he lent his vocals to the 2005 Gorillaz hit Dare.
Is Shaun Ryder married and does he have children?
Shaun married his wife Joanne in 2010.
The couple invited their loved ones and loved ones to the christening of their 10-month-old daughter Lulu at St Charles RC Church in Swinton, but then surprised everyone by having a double ceremony and tying the knot immediately afterwards at the nearby Court House in Worsley life closed.
The couple have two daughters, Pearl and Lulu.
Shaun has four other children from previous relationships.
What TV shows has Shaun Ryder been on?
In 2010, Shaun became an unlikely national treasure when he came second to Stacey Solomon in “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”. where he famously braved a snake bite, describing it as “like sticking your hand through panes of glass”.
The star returned to reality TV after agreeing to appear on ITV’s 100 Years Younger in 21 Days.
As part of the program, several celebrities attempted to reverse the aging process through a series of shocking procedures.
Shaun also teams up with his best friend Bez for Celebrity Gogglebox.
In 2023, he was back on TV for the spin-off show I’m A Celebrity All Stars.