Riya always felt she was a little different.
She is a young, 15 year old girl with big dreams and the determination to make them come true.
Riya was born and raised in Leicester, England with music and dancing in her DNA, thanks to her parents. Her very early years she can remember listening to her dad’s collection of Michael Jackson, Madonna, Mariah Carey and Coldplay along with her more recent influences from Sia, Adele, Rihanna and Drake amongst many others. She has grown up listening to music that stirs the soul and wants to be able to write music that one day will ‘move’ people.
A shy and quiet girl at school, her parents introduced her to dancing which they thought would help her come out of her shell. She discovered the piano shortly after and things started to fall into place. Taking her vocals, writing and piano playing more seriously, she started performing at school and the pin drop silence and look in people’s eyes when she sang her original material confirmed that she had ‘something’ and she was instantly hooked to performing live!
Already labelled by industry professionals as a superstar in the making, she is currently working on her debut and follow up single having just shot her first video. With it’s launch expected towards the end of June she hopes to be promoting and performing constantly after it’s release.