Singer/songwriter Riley Biederer’s sound is multi-dimensional, although difficult to define. However, if pressed to be categorized, Riley’s music can be described as soul-infused pop. Although just in her early 20’s, her extensive resume belies her youth. Riley has enjoyed singing since she was a young girl, and at 13 she picked up her first guitar and began writing songs. By age 14, her open mic performances drew strong local acclaim and quickly transitioned to paid three set performances in venues all over North Georgia. At Age 15, Grammy-winning producer Matt Still (Outkast, Elton John, BB King, Joss Stone, Lady Gaga, Patti LaBelle, Jewel) discovered her singing and songwriting talent on YouTube and took her to Elton John who immediately signed her to his international music management company Rocket Music (Elton John, Ed Sheeran). And the accolades kept coming for Biederer…Governor Nathan Deal presented her with the prestigious Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s “Bill Lowery Horizons Award” when she was 16.
Rocket Music was instrumental in providing Riley with opportunities to develop her songwriting and vocal skills. Her work with dozens of established writers and producers in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Atlanta, Canada and France led to her signing a publishing agreement on her 18th birthday with the world’s largest publishing company, Sony/ATV. Riley and Rocket Music parted ways in May of 2015 when Rocket Music closed their North American operations.
Riley continued to perform solo or with her band in Atlanta, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and France, logging over 350 paid performances before the age of 20. Using YouTube covers, many of which were self-produced live recordings, Riley organically built a huge social media following approaching 400 thousand fans, including over 278,000 YouTube subscribers and 76 thousand Facebook fans.
Striking out on her own after leaving Rocket Music, Riley decided to audition for Season 9 of the hit television show The Voice. As a member of Pharrell Williams’ and Gwen Stefani’s teams, Riley used powerful performances to become the first one chair turn, twice stolen artist to ever make the Voice Live Playoffs.
Upon conclusion of the Voice, Riley and her band were chosen by the international booking agency APA to be the opening support act for Nick Carter’s North American tour which kicked off in Sacramento, CA on February 24, and covered 24 cities in 32 nights -- bringing her first EP to her fans while on tour, also released in February, titled “To Me and You.”
Riley remains a popular draw for her enthusiastic fan base, appearing and touring on a national level.