Shaun Ryder is from Salford, Greater Manchester, where in 1980 he formed Happy Mondays. The band signed to Factory Records and their releases included the two classic albums ‘Bummed’ in 1988 followed by ‘Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches’ in 1990. Later Shaun started Black Grape releasing the album ‘It’s Great When You’re Straight.. Yeah’. Following his achievements with both bands he received the ‘Godlike Genius Award’ from NME in 2000.
Shaun also moved into TV taking part in the tenth series of the TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity.. Get Me Out Of Here!’ in 2010 where he was runner up. He wrote his autobiography ‘Twisting My Melon’ in 2011 and also went on to have his own TV programme ‘Shaun Ryder on UFOs’ on The History Channel in 2013 (repeated in 2018)
Shaun has recently been a guest on several TV shows including ‘Room 101’ with Frank Skinner, ‘Stars and Their Cars’ with Paddy McGuinness, ‘The Chase: Celebrity Special’ with Bradley Walsh, ‘Sam Delaney’s News Thing, ‘Big Star’s Little Star’, ITV show ‘100 Years Younger in 21 days’ and ‘Stand Up and Deliver’ comedy stand up for Stand Up for Cancer as well as being a regular on Celebrity Juice, This Morning, Loose Women, Good Morning Britain and most recently Celebrity Gogglebox.
In 2021 Shaun releases his second solo album ‘Visits From Future Technology’ and will also be touring and playing festivals with Happy Mondays and Black Grape along with his solo Q&A events taking place all over the UK. Shaun was on the recent series of Celebrity Gogglebox on Channel 4.