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Ria Mae creates slick pop songs with universal themes of longing, love lost, and hearts found. Her debut full-
length album, Under Your Skin, is produced by Asif Illyas (MIR) and won the 2012 East Coast Music Award for
Pop Recording of the Year.
For the release of Under Your Skin on August 30, 2011, Ria went on tour with Melissa Ferrick and opened for
her 17 dates in the US and in Canada. Ferrick is a Boston-based singer-songwriter with two decades of
experience, 16 albums, and a rapid fan base. From New York and Nashville, they made one stop in Toronto at
the legendary Horseshoe Tavern for the only Canadian date. Back in Halifax, Ria performed a sold-out CD
release show and went on to showcase at CMJ in New York.
Ria is the 2011 International Mountain Stage NewSong Contest Finalist, and is the Regional Winner and National
Runner-up for the 2012 Canada-wide Radio Star Contest. She showcased at Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN;
Canadian Music Week in Toronto, ON; and at ECMA in Moncton, NB this year; and has shared stage with
JUNO award-winner Amelia Curran and JUNO nominee Jenn Grant.
A versatile artist, Ria performed the supporting lead role “Emily,” a renegade homeless musician in a ﬁlm called Snow, written and directed by Rohan Fernando. Ria Mae’s on-screen performance premiered at California’s Cinequest Film Festival, the movie won Best Score at the 2011 Atlantic Film Festival, and is currently screening in theatres across the country.