Singer/songwriter, Ria Curley, got her professional start singing in and directing various musical theater productions in Central New York. After moving to New York City, Ria's creative journey included... having 22 of her songs (music and lyrics) published by WARNER-CHAPPELL MUSIC; receiving New York City airplay on CD101.9 & WBLS with her smooth r&b/jazz CD, "RIA" "take me"; being interviewed as a guest artist on WBLS' "QUIET STORM" with The Whispers & Vaughn Harper; singing background for Patti Austin on the JOAN RIVERS SHOW; acting and singing in various commercials and soap operas, including Roy Rogers, Hardees, Ford, 800-FLOWERS, Guiding Light and Loving; working as Associate Executive Producer on a Grammy-nominated Frank Sinatra CD compilation; and even teaching JIMMY STEWART the kick line finale for the "Night of 100 Stars" finale at RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL.
Prior to moving to Saratoga Springs in 2003, Ria performed her original songs at numerous New York City area venues, including the Meadowlands Race Track, CBGB's 313 Gallery, China Club, Wilson's and The Bitter End. Ria's original jazz swing tune, "Summertown," may be found on the "Saratoga Pie" charity CD, which was produced by Joel Moss and Charlie Ebel in order to raise funds for the Saratoga Center for the Family. Ria is presently recording an album of jazz standards, co-writing with various rock, jazz & r&b artists on their projects, and writing for her own new album of original songs to come out next year.
Ria's music is available for purchase or download at numerous internet outlets, including www.itunes.com, www.cdbaby.com & www.amazon.com