Riley Catherall is a Singer-Songwriter based in Melbourne whose graceful trajectory into the Australian Alt-Country Music world has not gone unnoticed. Riley has built a credible status as a one of the country’s most promising songwriters through his poetic sincerity and alluring live shows.
Since his first few steps into the Country Music, Riley has released a handful of singles and most recently, his debut full-length album. “When I Go” is an amalgamation of songs about leaving, losing love, and finding somewhere to settle down. National praise came in spades for singles “Mother Please”, “Vacant Lot” and “Leave Me Out To Dry” – all receiving extensive streams, national airplay and even an addition into ABC National's high rotation in November 2019. Catherall’s writing has also attracted international attention with radio play across Europe and the UK – “A F***ing Virtuoso” Chris Jagger delicately put it after he 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. He returned to the festival earlier in 2022 where he presented the longing crowd with the songs off the record and was again listed as the festival favourite.
Bark At The Moon is the first offering since the debut record, and a single release tour scheduled for Sep/Oct will provide those who attend an insight into the creative workings of a patient and arresting storyteller in the next stage of his career.
One of the standout features of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Riley Catherall’s debut album is that it is the sound of an artist in consummate control of his craft. - Chris Familton, Post To Wire
His songs are beautifully constructed and immaculately delivered. The find of the festival. – Three Chords and The Truth UK