Royston Langdon Net Worth: Wealth Of The Spacehog Musician

Meet Royston William Langdon, a.k.a Ray Sprinklers. He’s a singer, songwriter, and bass player from England. Royston is the frontman and songwriter for Spacehog, a cool neo-glam rock band. Besides that, he doubles as an Artist in Residence on Spotify.

The band hit it big internationally with their song “In the Meantime” from the album “Resident Alien,” which came out on October 24, 1995.

Net Worth

Royston is worth $4 million. This hefty amount of money comes from his successful music career as a singer. He has credits to chart-topping songs such as “In The Meantime,”

He has several singles and three studio albums to his name, the most recent album he released was President Allen, – a 12-track album available on Spotify – released on September 8, 2023.

Royston William Langdon is also the composer of tracks in films such as D3: The Mighty Ducks (1996), The Craft (1996), I’m Still Here (2010), and Fanboys (2009).

The band Spacehog’s first album, Resides Alien, did super well, and it got into the Top 50 in the US, Canada, The UK, and Australia. Then, their second album, The Chinese Album Songs, even topped the US chart.

The band made a lot of money with all these hit albums and singles, which led to Royston making more money from live shows and tours.

His ex-wife, Liv Tyler, has a net worth of $25 million as profits from her career as a musician and actress.

NameRoyston William Langdon
Birth DayMay 01, 1972
Birth PlaceLeeds, West Yorkshire, England
Age51 years old
Birth SignGlam rock, alternative rock
Also known asRay Sprinkles
GenresAlternative Rock
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter bass guitarist
Years active1994–2002, 2008–present
LabelsElektra
Associated actsSpacehog

Royston Langdon Biography

Royston William Langdon was born in Leeds, England, on May 1, 1972, to Chester Langdon, his father who worked for British Rail, and Cynthia Langdon (mother).

He grew up alongside his two brothers, Christian Langdon, a.k.a Kid Symphony, and Antony Chester Langdon, a.k.a Tone Down who was born on 14 May 1968.

As a child, he and his older brother joined the nearby church choir at Leeds Parish Church.

Growing up, Royston William Langdon wanted to be a photographer and a painter. He admired works such as Hockney, Freud, and Bacon. He had dreamed of going to Saint Martin’s School of Art in London for college, but his dreams were cut short when he was kicked out of high school at age 16 in 1988.

He hasn’t disclosed the reason why he was kicked out and which school he was kicked out of.

Later, in 1994, at the age of 22, he teamed up with Antony and together they formed a band called Spacehog. His brother played the guitar while he focused mainly on vocals and overall production.

He was previously married to Liv Tyler, and they had a son, Milo William (born December 14, 2004) in Manhattan, New York.

Career

Royston Langdon began his career in music in the UK. He left the UK to join his brother in New York. There he was the sound engineer of Baby Monster Studios from 199 4 to 1995.

Although he was already singing in the UK, he joined his brother to form the alternative rock band Spacehog in New York. as a member of “Spacehog” in 1994.

Spacehog was formed in 1994 when Royston’s brother Antony met Jonny Cragg, who was working as a rat-killer, in a cafe. Although all the members were originally from Leeds, West Yorkshire, they first met in New York.
The common ground of being from the same place in a foreign land helped to bond them together.

Anthony Langdon invited his brother, Royston, while Jonny Cragg got his friend Richard Steel to join, too.

Later, they signed a deal with Sire Records owned by Seymour Steinbigle, an American entrepreneur and music executive.

On 24 October 1995, Royston Langdon played a pivotal role in Spacehog’s monumental debut album, “Resident Alien,” released under Sire Records and Elektra Records.

The album earned its well-deserved certification as gold on 29 July 1996. Royston Langdon showcased his versatility by handling vocals, bass guitar, Moog synthesizer, Hammond organ, piano, and Magnus chord organ.

Royston contributed significantly to the songwriting process, penning 10 out of the 13 tracks. Among these tracks was the sensational hit single “In the Meantime,” a song that not only captivated audiences but also soared to the summit of the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the US. The song held its reign at the top for an impressive four weeks, solidifying its status as a rock anthem.

The song was the background music to BBC’s Match of the Day football program and was featured in movies like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (2023), Everything Sucks! (2018) and The Space Between (2021).

“In the Meantime” wasn’t just a success in the United States; it also conquered the UK Rock & Meta charts, reaching the coveted number 1 position.

After their second album, Elektra Records let go of Spaceog. But then, they signed up with Artemis Records. On April 10, 2001, they released their album “The Hogyssey.”

Five years later, in 2006, the three brothers, Antony, Royston, and Christian Langdon pooled their resources to form the Arckid musical band – they were later joined by Cragg as their drummer. The reunited crew partnered with Bryce Goggin, American record producer, and audio engineer, and they released eight tracks including; “I’ll Stick Around”, “Conversations”, and “REMAINS.”

Arckid disbanded two years later after Antony left to work on his personal projects and Max Steel who was Antony’s replacement also left for a different project.

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