BritWeek is pleased to announce the third annual BritNight with the LA Galaxy Celebrity Soccer Match at Home Depot Center.
The 5:00 pm game will precede an exciting Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake rematch of last year's MLS Western Conference Final.
The afternoon will also feature a live performance by Manchester music legend Paul Ryder of Happy Mondays! Scroll down for Player Roster and special Ticket Discounts. For photos of BritNight 2009 click here!
Manchester legend Paul Ryder is best known for being a founding member and bass player of Happy Mondays. For almost 20 years he underpinned the Mondays’ sound with his iconic basslines and has been credited by many as being the instrumental co-creator of the sound that changed the face of a generation, steering the musical direction of the band and driving the grooveful rhythm section with his soul and funk-influenced unique sound.
Paul was with the band from the very start in the early 1980s, forming it in his bedroom with brother and frontman Shaun, and co-wrote 8 hit singles including Kinky Afro and club smash Wrote For Luck, and all of the band’s first four albums, including the smash hit number one release Pills n Thrills n Bellyaches.
The band was infamous as much for its rock n roll excess as its trailblazing sound. After almost 20 successful years, numerous hit records, two tours of America, countless tours of Europe and the Far East, many public bust-ups with his brother and a rock n roll lifestyle that would surely kill him if it continued, Paul decided it was time to follow a new direction. He got clean from drink and drugs, and for the sake of his sanity left the band he loved and had created behind. He has since bought and renovated a Chateau in France, where he built a recording studio and wrote his soon to be released first solo album.
One eminent UK radio DJ, ex Inspiral Carpet Clint Boon, describes the album as “The best debut solo album I have ever heard.” Paul’s live shows have attracted celebrity crowds. Mani from The Stone Roses described Paul’s band as “Simply stunning” and icons such as Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown were spotted at recent showcases. Ian Brown asked Paul to support his own band in a series of arena shows, and also asked him to join with Paul Cook and Pistols legendary guitarist Steve Jones to record tracks for his Brown’s own new album. Paul has also acted in three feature films and two television series, performs DJ sets across the globe and is currently making a documentary about Brits in LA for UK television.