Roy Stride Makes An Amusing Revelation About Telling His Kids That His Covers Of 1980s Classics Are His Own
Roy Stride tells his children that his covers of classic 1980s music are his.
The 44-year-old singer – whose Freddie and Rosie are with wife Lucy – has released a string of best-selling albums since indie rock band Scouting For Girls with Greg Churchouse and Peter Ellard launched in 2005 and 1980s classic music was also covered. like Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ and Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ as part of their 2021 record ‘Easy Cover’ but because his kids don’t really understand his job, he puts the songs out as own part. .
Roy Stride told the Daily Star newspaper’s Wired column: “My kids, especially my son, don’t really get what we do. But they love the 80’s covers and I pass them off as mine! They go ‘Daddy, is this one of yours?’ and I go ‘Yes, this is one of mine, Rosie. Pretty good, isn’t it?”
Pete said: “She will be heartbroken when she finds out. She’ll be like ‘Dad, someone named Cyndi Lauper covered your song!’”
Meanwhile, the ‘She’s So Lovely’ winner said her daughter was even earning her pocket money by helping the band with their new album, and was tasked with removing the entire cover film from copies of the compact disc. of the release ready to sign the rockers.
Roy Stride added: “She got paid to remove all the cover film from the records before we signed them, it wasn’t enough minimum wage and it took her a lot longer than we thought!”
The ‘Heartbeat’ rockers were the UK’s “biggest unsigned band” after finding fame on now-defunct social media platform MySpace, but Roy admitted they were now a bit “too old”. to consider using more modern. platforms such as TikTok and Instagram to connect with their followers.
He said: “Honestly, we’re not really sure about TikTok, we’re a bit too old. We were the biggest unsigned band in the UK and I remember when we had a meeting with Sony when they first signed us, we said ‘Look, we don’t need a website, we’re huge on MySpace and we don’t that’s to go forever” How wrong I was! We were really late with Instagram and we’re already late with TikTok.
‘The Place We Used To Meet’ is out on 14 October.
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