As a kid, Australian 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, the alt-folk artist is now selling out shows across Australia, winning awards and touring internationally. Pearce’s breakout single ‘Brave’ has clocked up over 10 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 Tash Sultana, Lucy Rose and Lord Huron. In 2017 alone he won the Western Australian Music Folk Song of the Year Award, had his music featured on US TV shows Shameless and Shadowhunters and signed to Free Trade Agency in London.
“With a Bon Iver vibe combined with the mellow side of Matt Corby’s vocals, Riley Pearce is quickly making his mark within the Australian music industry and beyond. His tracks possess a calming ambiance combined with some of the most stirring lyrics.” – Atwood Magazine