Riley is a 15 year old singer/songwriter from Cumming GA. In less than 15 months, she has attracted the attention of music industry professionals in Nashville and Atlanta and recently completed her first demo recording with a Grammy winning producer who has worked with Elton John, Rod Stewart, Outcast, BB King, Fat’s Domino, Fleetwood Mac, and many others. Former Nashville Creative Directors from EMI and Universal have both indicated she has a special talent and expect big things from her. Producers of major artists have indicated she's the total package, with strong songwriting ability, a great voice, a fearless stage presence and a "look" that keeps people coming back for more. In the last month she has met personally with Elton John and his Management team and there is discussion about collaborating on future projects that include co-writing sessions in June of 2011 with high profile songwriters in Nashville.
She plays both acoustic guitar and piano and writes songs that belie her age. In the last year she has played at the Bluebird in Nashville, opened for Von Grey at the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega, sang the National Anthem at an Atlanta Hawks game, sang the opening song for the national Orange conference in front of 6000 people at the Gwinnet Arena, and been a featured artist for Northpoint Ministries, regularly performing in front of 1000-2000 people on a stage with exceptionally high production values.
At age 15 she has already been to Nashville 5 times and has had co-writing sessions with prominent songwriters who have penned number one hits. A prolific singer songwriter who produces a new song every 4-5 days, she has recorded and played over 30 original songs in open mics and gigs all over North GA. Already playing full three set paid gigs as a solo artist that regularly include 20-25 original songs, she has built a strong local following in North metro Atlanta. She has been the featured artist of the month on openmicatlanta.com and has appeared in professional singer/songwriter showcases and performed on the main stage at the Cumming City Fair.
Riley gave up a promising future as a gymnast (where she has been a state gymnastics champion in Floor Exercise and Vault) to pursue a career in music. When her schedule permits, Riley can usually be found one night a week at a local open mic venue and typically plays a set or gig once a weekend somewhere in north Georgia. She is actively looking for solo gigs or opening gigs for private parties and restaurants, clubs and other music venues. She will bring her own gig set up when required. Contact Riley at 404.925.8900.