Chapel Off Chapel CD Launch
The Frankston Guitar Festival
The National Folk Festival - Canberra
Pt Fairy Folk Festival Fringe
The Great Southern Sounds Festival - National Gallery Melbourne
Support Act for Michael Spyby, David Bridie & Ross Wilson
Melbourne Muso's TV show for Channel 31
Riley Jordan:A brief History
Riley Jordan has had two musical lifetimes. In her late teens and early twenties she produced 2 singles and featured on National TV shows: 'Hey Hey It's Saturday', 'Midday Show' and 'In Melbourne Today'. She has worked with some of the cream of Australian talent, including members of bands such as Little River Band, John Farnham band and Kids in the Kitchen. In her late 20's and 30's, she veered heavily into soul, gospel, tribal rhythms and A Cappella music.....and then the exotic roots mix for which she is currently known started to form.
The culmination of all this was the release of her debut CD "Down the Mother's Track", reviewed in The Age Entertainment Guide with 3.5 stars and launched at 'Chapel Off Chapel'. She has also released an EP 'The Secret Daughter's Rhyme' from the Quietly Cathartic Series 1. Her new CD "Welcome to my Circus" is due out 2007
Australian Songwriters Association Awards:
Runner Up 1991'Carrie Come Home' and a
Special Mention 1991 'For A Better Tomorrow'
Finalist 2001 with the song 'Holy Ground' from her debut CD which is archived by the National Film and Sound Institute of Australia.
Her current style is a contemporary sound drawing on roots music; including blues, soul and folk.
Riley has had unsolicited requests for her recordings from such places as Poland, Belgium, USA, Argentina and Russia.
About the people on her
Riley's new CD "Welcome to My Circus" leads her down the winding and merry path that flows between the styles that are contemporary folk, roots and the exotic.
Helping her on this album are people such as Cres Crisp who plays keys including piano, organ and other weird and wonderful sounds. Cres has been around the traps for years with such folk as Mike Rudd & Bill Putt (Spectrum) and Alex Burns both of whom were part of the Bands known as "The Orphans" and "Vacation In Harlem"
Fallon Williams hits a few drums/percussion and is a bit famous in his own right. Fallon Williams was born in Chicago. He headed for London after being spotted by Steve Marriott (Small Faces fame) to join Humble Pie with Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton. While touring the world in the mid 80s, he fell in Love with Australia and took up residency. His career has seen him perform on stage with people like: Bob Dylan, Bryan Adams and Tim Finn. Fallon has recorded with the Georgia Satellites, and members of Steppenwolf.
Jimi Hocking plays electric guitar on one track and various incarnations of guitar type instruments on another. Jimi is also a bit famous in his own right and has made quite a name for himself on the local music scene. Man, what a great player and a pleasure to work with.
Mark Greg is currently touring here and overseas with blues band The Giants. He played with legendary Ozzie band 'Australian Crawl'. Mark is a rare and unusual soul. This man has a big heart and is a monster player too.
Alex Legg was a bit surprised when Riley Rang and asked him to do backing vocals on her new album. His gravely voice is not usually in demand for studio work, but it's exactly what Riley wanted to compliment the power in her own voice. There is nothing like great texture in a song. Alex Legg has landed on his feet in Australia via Britain after having worked extensively there for years. We have grabbed his feet and are holding here as long as we can. A great singer songwriter in his own right.
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