Riley Catherall is an Americana influenced Singer-Songwriter based in Melbourne whose graceful trajectory into the Australian Alt-Country Music world has not gone unnoticed. Working with some of the industry's finest (Bill and Kasey Chambers) for his first EP, Venture In Vain, Riley has built a credible status as a one of the country’s most promising songwriters.
In 2019, Riley released the first single since the breakthrough EP, a track called Pray That I Won't Be Long, which addressed the superstitions of the last mile home. The song received high praise, being added to the ABC National's high rotation in November 2019 and remaining on the Music Network's top 50 list well into April 2020. Riley, accompanied by his band consisting of: Alex Warren on drums; Joel Loukes on Bass; Ryan Hillam on guitars and Gabrielle Parker on keys and BVs - promoted the single with a successful national tour. Riley also appeared at the Maverick Americana Festival in Suffolk, UK where he was listed as a festival favourite alongside Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) and Hannah Aldridge.
2020 brought a different year with many challenges, yet Riley still managed a soft release of a song for his Mum, titled Mother Please in March, followed by the first official release from the new record, a shuffling mantra for mistakes made titles Leave Me Out To Dry, which gained a tremendous amount of streaming support on Spotify, with 50k streams within the first month. The track also saw rotation on some of the country’s prime radio stations such as Triple M Country and Kix, and illustrates the young songwriter’s development, leaving much anticipation for the upcoming record, due to be released mid 2021.
Riley is touring early 2021 with powerhouse songstress Gretta Ziller through NSW, VIC, QLD and the ACT. Tickets available now.