Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Paul Dempsey, Hayden Calnin, Bon Iver


band members

Riley Pearce


Influences

The Jezabels, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Iver, Fleetwood Mac, Jose Gonzalez


Website

www.rileypearce.com.au/

Bio

As a kid, Riley Pearce accidentally learnt guitar left handed while mirroring his idols on TV. From humble beginnings busking at farmers markets and playing open mic nights in Perth, alt-folk artist Riley Pearce is now selling out shows across Australia, winning awards and touring internationally.

Breakout single ‘Brave’ has clocked up over 11 million plays on Spotify alone, making it clear that his reflective songwriting and chilled-out coastal vibes resonates with more than just folk music lovers.

Riley has supported artists such as LifeHouse, Gomez, Tash Sultana, Lucy Rose, and Kim Churchill. He won the WA Folk Music Song of the Year Award in 2017, had his music featured on US TV shows Shameless and Shadowhunters, has signed to Free Trade Agency in London and is touring UK/EU for 6 months.

Review

Review by Gen Fricker Gen Fricker

30 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

You wear your influences on your sleeves, but it's not a bad thing - this is a heartbreaker of a song, well crafted, with more appearing on each listen. Well done!

You wear your influences on your sleeves, but it's not a bad thing - this is a heartbreaker of a song, well crafted, with more appearing on each listen. Well done!

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

29 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

Ah yes I see, this appears to be particularly gorgeous yes ok.

Ah yes I see, this appears to be particularly gorgeous yes ok.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

29 Aug 2017

Triple J
40

there's a festival full of this brand of heart breakers/warmers/soothers in oz right now. congrats, you're on the bill!

there's a festival full of this brand of heart breakers/warmers/soothers in oz right now. congrats, you're on the bill!