Not.Your.Regular.Boy. is here for you
“I’m color, I’m black & white, I’m Everything. I’m Not.Your.Regular.Boy. I don’t wanna identify myself as a man or a woman but as a human, as Not.Your.Regular.Boy. I don’t try to be labeled."
Not.Your.Regular.Boy. is Ferry de Ruiter from Amsterdam. When he was only 5 years old, his father started to dissect the arrangements of the music they were listening to and make him aware of all the instruments. His inspiration became older music from the 60s to the 90s. From The Beatles to Blondie and from Culture Club to Queen. Participating in The Voice Of Holland he found himself the first person worldwide ever in this show to appear in full drag.
After changing his name into his new moniker, Ferry started his follow-up journey. Together with Amsterdam producers collective Voice Calling Radio (Sweetwood, Rembrandtpark) he has recorded a multitude of songs of which It's All Yours is the third single.
N.Y.R.B. just gave his first concert with full band in the Paradiso Concert Hall in Amsterdam this week and boy, was it a blast! He gave it all and treated the audience to a taste of the versatility of his talent, with styles varying from Art-pop to Rock to Dance. But then differently, because he is Not.Your.Regular.Boy. We cannot wait for this new material to be released!
New single Here I Am is a great example of what's to come: it shows a completely different side than his previous two singles. It's a fragile synthpop ballad with '80s New Wave influences. It reminds us of Japan/David Sylvian, Depeche Mode early days and a dash of Bowie, mixed with current day artists like Adam Lambert, Empire Of The Sun and Brandon Flowers.