A life is well lived if you believe in three things: karma, balance and rock and roll
Ria is one of the most versatile musicians we have in our midst. Her high-energy performances can fire up her audience making them want to get on stage and perform with her and when she switches to her slower songs, she delivers a powerful vocal range captivating the emotion in her music and lyrics. Very well-spoken, Ria’s literary artistry and musical talent reverberate in her material and performance as she takes her audience on an unforgettable musical ride in every concert.
This sultry singer, songwriter and musician from Vancouver has a voice that reminds you of the jazz and soul eras. Her work is heavily influenced by rock music followed by 80s pop and rock, R&B, blues, and folk. Her more upbeat material is inspired mostly by DOROTHY, Bishop Briggs, and Two Feet, and her slower material is influenced by Fleetwood Mac and James Bay.
With a growing number of followers online, Ria continues to be an active performer in the live music scene in and around Vancouver and has also traveled to Toronto, Ottawa and Victoria to perform. This young musical artist and philanthropist has shared her voice and music in places like BC’s Rogers Arena, Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Bell Performing Arts Centre, as well as the RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario.
2019 BEST IN VANCOUVER, Live Acts Canada, (Nominee)
2017 CANADIAN SONGWRITING COMPETITION - ROCK CATEGORY (Winner)
2017 BEST MUSIC VIDEO AND BEST CANADIAN SHORT 'SNOWFLAKES', Our Voices Film Festival (Winner)
2016 - 2018, FRASER VALLEY MUSIC AWARDS (Nominee)
The new single from Ria Jade is bold in every sense of the word. In-your-face drums push the rollicking song forward, Jade’s voice sultry as it cruises through the verses, hitting impressive heights in the chorus. Natalie Dee, Feb 16, 2020
As we used to say in the days of old-time radio, “Good Bad Decisions” deserves to chart at number one with a bullet and played on heavy rotation. Ria continues to set the quality bar higher and higher with each new release and remains one of Vancouver’s most accomplished musicians. Lisa Wartur, Feb 16, 2020
(On the song Number One) It's a very upbeat and positive song about love and feeling good about being number one inside someone's life. Bree Noble, Feb 14, 2020
"The meaning behind an art piece, in my opinion, is all in the eye of the beholder, or rather, the ears of the beholder. While some may see this song as a sweet, upbeat story of a scorned, vengeful lover, I see this song as self empowerment after a fallout in the form of success. " - Ria Jade, interviewed by Roy Hamilton III, Jan 26,
Her lyrics are relatable, yet so clearly personal; whether you are trying to get over a past relationship, or simply want a clean slate, this song will definitely move you. The lyrics, “I don’t wanna guide her ghost around no more / I’ve been burning sage but she’s breaking down these doors,” resonated with me. Liz Douglas, Sept 22, 2019
Vancouver Musician Ria Jade Finds Beauty in the Broken With Her New Release SAGE
Ria has just released her latest single, Good Bad Decisions. Compared to her previously released acoustic song, Sage, Good Bad Decisions “is your not-so-typical breakup song. Following my deeply personal acoustic single ‘Sage’ that displays all my vulnerability and heartbreak, this sibling rather showcases a more fiery side of overcoming heartbreak. The meaning behind an art piece, in my opinion, is all in the eye of the beholder, or rather, the ears of the beholder. While some may see this song as a sweet, upbeat story of a scorned, vengeful lover, I see this song as self empowerment after a fallout in the form of success.”
"Success to me is defined by the truest form of happiness. For me, that is knowing that I have touched someone in some way. When I am surrounded by loved ones, I feel successful. When I know I have made a positive impact on someone through a random act of kindness, I feel successful. When people reach out to me and say they relate to my music and it acts as a vessel of universal emotions, I feel successful. " - Ria Jade
After taking a break from 2017 to 2018 to focus on school and her health, Ria returned to the music scene in 2019 via her single, ‘Wild Things’ in support of the LGBTQ community. Her much awaited comeback was met with great reviews describing her as the ‘risen Phoenix’.
“Marking a return to music for the Vancouver artist, her voice has never lost its spark, using the track’s narrative to bring light to (and showcase) LGBTQ acceptance. The upbeat alt-pop track has plenty of punch, a modernized retro sound that wouldn’t sound out of place on a jukebox spin – it helps that the music video is set in a local Kitsilano diner” - The Permanent Rain Press, 2019.
Inspired and craving once again to pursue her first love (music), Ria released the all-acoustic Sage shortly after which has been her most streamed song on Spotify so far. She has definitely not lost the magic. As in a press release by Noodlehead Productions in 2019: “Ria Jade, one of Vancouver's most renowned and inspiring singers, songwriters and musicians, is excited to announce her newest original release, SAGE.”
Ria's vocal tone and range are perfect for the music she writes and can be very flexible so as to make one believe that the singing voice behind the character 'Crumbs' in the Netflix Lalaloopsy series would be hers.
Ria started playing the piano at 4 years old and despite her feet barely touching the floor, performed her very first original jazz piece, ‘Who’s There’ on the piano at the BC Teacher’s Association music conference in Place des Artes, Coquitlam. A pure artist, her love for literature was evident when she started writing novels and poetry at 7 years old. With a growing passion for music and the arts, she studied classical voice at 8 years old, enroled in guitar lessons and wrote more music at 12. At 14, Ria began performing in public playing both covers and originals. She achieved early success in her young songwriting career at 14 winning the Maple Ridge Got Talent Countryfest Youth Category Award in 2012 with her original pop-rap music “Just Like You”. Ria’s musical journey gained early momentum as she made it to the Top 12 Finalists for The Next Star in 2014, was featured on One Direction’s website as one of their seven favourite covers and performed as a Top 10 Finalist for She’s The One at the RBC Bluesfest Ottawa.
Release Date: January 20, 2020
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