I think it's so special you have landed on my page and are sharing a few moments with me. I'm SJ Riley, Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Model from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada! I love travelling, playing music, having fun and meeting people along the way! Take a look around, let's share a few stories together.
This song was one of the first songs I wrote after my long-term relationship ended and I found myself back living at my parents house at 31. 'In the Moonlight' is written from the perspective of the person being left behind, asking for just one more moment in someone's arms.
Having so many chances, and too many romances, the person in the song realizes that goodbye's are a constant in life and they find themselves in that somber moment again. It's natural for someone to want to have that one last moment to hold on to, that generally only occur in stories or dreams.
Have a listen to SJ's latest single by clicking the link below!
Award-winning multi-instrumentalist SJ Riley energizes the crowd through compelling songs, fun stories and her positive vibe. She has been spending her time recently in the studio crafting her debut EP 'Love is Bad For You'.
SJ's debut single, ‘Whoever This Was Written To’, gained traction on commercial radio in Quebec and Ontario. The song has a slight bluesy vibe (think early Serena Ryder) and her vocal range will blow you away. In May of 2023 ‘Whoever This Was Written To’ won Single of The Year at the New Music Awards in Peterborough, ON hosted by Pet Rock Radio. Her upcoming single ‘In the Moonlight’ is set to release in the fall of 2023.
Other artists SJ has been compared to are Janis Joplin, Joss Stone, and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes.
SJ is a multi-dimensional artist who is also half of the duo PHYNE, an electronic music project where SJ explores another side of her artistry. PHYNE is set to release their second single HELP in the Fall of 2023. They recently finished shooting the music video for HELP with Paradigm Pictures.
Another element that SJ explores is writing soundtracks for movies and short films. She has recently finished a soundtrack for a set of educational films through the Future Leaders of the World project for On The Move Productions, a production company based out of Miami, FL. SJ's upcoming single In the Moonlight has landed a feature spot in the upcoming comedy film ‘F'd’ and is currently recording a theme for the movie Relevant produced by PsychoPop Productions.
Like most creative people, SJ's talents go beyond music. She also is an actress, and has appeared in commercials, short films and feature length movies. Comedy is her forte and she loves improv. SJ is also a model, and has recently been collaborating with different photographers to build her portfolio.
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