"Rhianna is as pure a talent as she is a human.
You're in the hands of someone emotionally and musically intelligent who never lets those smarts get in the way of raw emotion. Which is what I reckon is at the heart of beautiful music.
Trust her and you will reap the rewards."
Born and raised in the Hunter Valley N.S.W around campfires, horses and river swims Rhianna harvested her musical style over a varied collection of 70’s rock classics to old timey country tunes.
Moving to Melbourne where her and her sister (Layla Fibbins) started country band “The Sideshow Brides” cutting their teeth and honing their style playing festivals and well worn pub paths.
They soon found themselves singing backing vocals for Aus rock band “Dallas Crane” on live TV to opening for Aus legends “Cold Chisel” at Rod Laver Arena and American southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd.
They have added opening for Leah Flannagan, Americana country queen Elizabeth Cook, singing as a trio with Tim Rogers and career highlight this year, Tex Perkins.
Rhianna’s songs with The Sideshow Brides have been played on Triple J and sat in the number one spot on the AMRAP regional music charts for two weeks.
They have also received international radio play on numerous Nashville radio stations.
Rhianna’s debut EP “From the valley looking out” is a little collection of songs close to her heart.
From the warm going with the flow vibe of ‘Roll River’ to the heartbreak of tragically losing a dear friend in ‘Diamonds and coal’ these songs are little emotional landmarks in her life full of big warm heartstring pullers with a touch of homespun longing.
Recorded live one weekend in a cosy Point Lonsdale studio with renowned producer Nick Huggins at the wheel these songs took shape with steady rhythm section Matt Earl on drums and Steve Temple on double bass and were accentuated with the elevating fiddle playing of Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) and dazzling style of Jy- Perry Banks on pedal steel.
I hope these songs will embrace you like a warm country hug then send you on your way. xo