Debut single released December 16th. Stream/download it:
In Autumn 2019 I’ll be doing a number of live shows to promote my EP. More dates TBC:
Sep 28th – Howard Street Sessions
I also recently supported Jack Carty on his UK tour and I also perform as a solo function musician, at weddings and other events, including for Katie and Jonathan’s wedding in Northumbria in 2016:
“Riaz performed as I was walking down the aisle and during the signing of the wedding register. We spent quite some time choosing the songs with Riaz in the months leading up to the wedding. Not only was his performance beautiful, but he made some seamless musical adjustments to fit with the structure of the ceremony. Having a live performance was one of the special moments on the day.”
I love the recording environment and I have a wide range of studio experience.
I’ve done session vocal work for a diverse range of clients including the BBC, DreamWorks Animation and Cartoon Network. For the CBBC series, Numberblocks, I was commissioned by BAFTA-winning composer, Ben Champion. One of the songs (below) has 8 million streams!
Have a listen to my showreel, recorded by Oli Whitworth:
“Riaz was an absolute joy to work with. I’d absolutely recommend him for any and all session singer work and look forward to collaborating with him again in the future”
Singing is my biggest musical passion and I also teach contemporary vocal styles to adults and kids.
To find out more about singing lessons with me click on the button below:
The Oxford Beatles
I’m a founder member of The Oxford Beatles, a Beatles cover band that has performed together since 2014. We perform at weddings, balls and festivals around the UK.
In November 2017 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of the Sgt Pepper album with an ambitious theatre show, The Sgt Pepper Show, which sold out over five nights at the Simpkins Lee Theatre.
In February 2019 we are performing at The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. This show sees another live album performance, this time of Revolver and Sgt Pepper, with a 12-piece orchestra, Indian classical musicians and a light show designed by Peter Wynne-Wilson, who has worked with the likes of Pink Floyd.
I’ve gained a lot of experience with the group in performance, live sound, recording, social media marketing and promotion and video editing and production.
Check out some of our video + audio:
“The Sgt Pepper Show was amazing! It was the best all round piece of entertainment I’ve experienced in years. Musically, artistically and theatrically creative.”