Mixtape.
Two Tiffanys celebrating what they love by giving it a stage and using their voices to spread the word.

Instagram

SOUNDCHECK: Ria Hall

Fierce and eclectic, Ria Hall (@RiaHallNZ) is a soulful powerhouse singer-songwriter from New Zealand. Her music draws influence from Hip Hop,Reggae, R&B and Pop fusing with the soul and traditional sounds of her Maori heritage. Her self-titled debut EP, released in 2011, earned two prestigious awards: Best Album at the 2012 Vodafone NZ Music Awards and Best Video at the 2012 Waiata Māori Music Awards, not bad for a first release! In addition to being a singer, songwriter and performer, Ria Hall is also an avid fashionista as well as a host for Maori TV‘s AIA Marae DIY, an awesome, heartwarming DIY show focusing on community centers akin to what you’d find on HGTV.  Ria Hall’s passion for music is contagious, as is her enthusiasm and predictions for future Maori/New Zealand artists on a global scale. On the topic she’s famously been quoted as saying that “there is so much richness that New Zealand music can take to the world. We haven’t realised our own potential – and that’s exciting.” After coming across her music, I’d have to agree, Ria; it certainly is!

[divider]PROFILE[/divider]

WHO: Ria Hall

WHAT:  Singer | Songwriter | Television Personality

GENRE: Roots Reggae | Hip Hop | Neo Soul | R&B

REPRESENTING: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

LATEST RELEASE: Ria Hall (EP)

LINKS:  Youtube | Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp

[divider]WATCH[/divider]
BEST OF ME [LIVE @ 2012 MAORI AWARDS]

[divider]LISTEN[/divider]

Written By: Tiffny

Tiffny: NOUN, FORMAL. /ˈtɪfnɪ/ .PLURAL: -nys Definition: Creative, artistic and headstrong woman. Often found blogging, crafting, or shopping. She loves music, fashion, hair and makeup. Spreader of love, and has no time for bullshit. Believer of Karma.