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Riley Biederer / Press

“Riley Biederer is an amazing seventeen year old singer that I came across on YouTube. After listening to a couple of her covers of songs heard on the radio and loving the tone of her voice, I decided to watch Biederer’s cover of a song I never heard of called “Somebody Else” by Mario featuring Nicki Minaj. From the moment the video started playing I was hooked. Biederer “kills” the song using only her acoustic guitar and voice, which are powerful enough not to need any of the other instruments or auto tune effects from the original song. From Riley’s original spin leading up to the first verse to changing Minaj’s part from rap to a fluid range of notes, the young artist makes the song her own.”

“Los Angeles - Riley Biederer won’t quit until she’s the next big pop star. Besides her sensual vocals and her relatable lyrics, it is that confidence that makes the 18-year-old Atlanta-raised songstress so compelling. Riley first grabbed our attention on Reverbnation with addicting videos of covers like Lana Del Rey’s "Summer Time Sadness," but it’s her songwriting abilities on original songs that's keeping us listening. While plenty of teenage girls would cry over a tub over ice cream after a breakup, she uses her broken heart to inspire her catchy tunes. With the sass of Rihanna and the vocal range of Jo Jo, Riley's bold beats and clever song lyrics celebrate a kind independence that could easily turn into an album of girl power-themed anthems. Songs like “Stupid” will definitely make the hips shake and tunes like "Broken Me" can relate to anyone who has endured a failed relationship.”

“It takes a special kind of talent to attract the attention of Elton John and his management company. Music sensation, Riley is that kind of artist.”

"Riley offers up one of her best performances with this original song "Done Picking Flowers" that should no doubt hit the charts. She continues to show just how rich and deep her talent really is by taking it to the next level every step she takes." - Ron Holland, The Georgia Music Channel

“Congratulations!! Your artist has made the Top 20 List for the month of August 2013. The purpose of this list is to bring attention to the most talented artist in the country making the most noise/buzz. Artist that have appeared on list like this in the past have gotten record deals, publishing deals, corporate sponsorships, production deals, & have even ended up in "bidding wars". We would like for each artist, & their teams to spread the word on this list by means of social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Please feel free to reach out to us with any news about your artist, or any other artist that you feel deserves to be included on this list in the future! Here is a link to the list: http://thelookinglist.com/Artists_we_like.html ”

"The headliner for the evening was the blossoming Riley Biederer. Riley is a 17 year old dynamo who has potential for serious stardom. Riley and her newly minted band unleashed her original material on the very eager crowd in the 12th and Porter lounge, with almost unanimous agreement that there is more to this pop tart than meets the eye. She brings a bit of an attitude not usually available to someone of her age, and her presence on the stage is riveting." "There’s no doubt both these terrifically talented young women will be back whether in a club or, in the case of Riley, quite possibly Bridgestone Arena. In the meantime, if you have the opportunity to see either, take it, enjoy it and say hello from the folks here in the Central Time Zone."

“Riley Biederer is a singer/songwriter from Atlanta, with a musical gift that almost seems beyond her sixteen years. But the more you listen to her, the more you figure that she probably sounded just as amazing when she was 14 years old… or maybe even at 12. It’s the sound of natural talent; a young musical warrior sharpening her vocal sword before your very ears. It’s exciting stuff, to be sure. In addition to writing on her own, she has collaborated with a host of well-known songwriters in the pop, rock & country genres, & recorded with producer/engineer Matt Still (Elton John, Outkast). She was signed in December 2011 at Elton John’s direction to the international music management company Rocket Music (Elton John, James Blunt, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran). Riley is currently writing & recording songs for her debut album. You’ll be impressed not only by the power of Riley’s voice, but by the nuanced manner with which she uses her instrument.”

“When music icon Sir Elton John believes your good.....trust me, you're good. After being discovered by life-long musician and Grammy winning producer Matt Still ( credits include: Elton John , Outkast, Lady Gaga, Jewel, Rod Stewart, Joss Stone, PNAU, Santana, Alice In Chains, B.B. King, T.I., Nelly, Sevendust, Third Day, Bruce Hornsby, Ann Wilson, Steve Walsh, TLC, Arrested Development, Brandi Carlile, and Stevie Wonder), he took Riley's work to Elton John who was impressed with her music and talent. It would be Elton's worldwide management company, Rocket Music, that would sign Riley to a multi-year contract. Matt has since produced three of her original songs and has released two, "Justice" and "Polish The In" to The Georgia Music Channel, which has both songs in airplay rotation. ”

“The sky is the limit for 16-year-old Riley Biederer of Cumming, a talented young singer/songwriter who continues to impress music industry professionals with her strong vocals, heartfelt lyrics and unwavering self-confidence.”

“Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano and Southern rockers .38 Special are among the upcoming inductees to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. The 34th annual awards show will take place at 5 p.m. Oct.14 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and broadcast live on Georgia Public Broadcasting. In addition to the aforementioned newbies, who will receive, respectively, the “Performer,” “Chairman Award” and “Group” distinction, the other inductees are: Alex Hodges (“Non-Performer), CEO of Nederlander concerts. Gary Rossington (“Songwriter”), founding member/guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Riley Biederer (“Horizon Award”), 15-year-old singer-songwriter from Atlanta.”

“Riley Biederer performs, talks about her singing. Multi-media version of story that ran on the front page of Forsyth County News”

“Learn this name, parents: Riley Biederer. We predict your kids will be talking about her before long. The 15-year-old from Cumming has just been signed by Elton John's management company after someone from Team Elton spotted her on YouTube.”