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T. Riley swings high with “Take the Money”

T. Riley press photo.

Vancouver artist spotlight – T. Riley

We caught T. Riley and her sizzling stage show last week at Falconetti’s on Commercial Drive. After seeing the swinging video for her song “Take the Money”, from her 2011 EP of the same name, we wanted to see what she could do live. We weren’t disappointed.

In fact, we enjoyed the set – which included Blondie’s “Call Me” – so much we asked T. Riley (first name, Teresa) to be our inaugural The Snipe Vancouver Spotlight Artist.

Who are you and where were you born? 

I was born in a crossfire hurricane, raised by tumbleweeds, blew out to the West Coast and became a siren.

But if you ask my mom, I was born in Grande Cache, Alberta, and raised in Medicine Hat.

What is/are your current occupation(s)? 

I am a full time musician right now, on a hiatus from flying airplanes as a commercial pilot. I am also an actor.

Tell us about your latest album/video/single/blog post (choose what you are most excited about):

“Take The Money” off my latest album seems to be growing a following, slowly but surely! It is starting to get some radio play on CiTR, and I have had requests for placement in certain webcasts and programs, so that is exciting.

I’m also meeting with a couple producers to make plans to get in the studio ASAP, and that is probably the most exciting thing for me… creating in the studio!

Why you do what you do:

If I didn’t I would shrivel and fade into the abyss.

Dream gig: 

Headlining Royal Albert Hall in London, with No Doubt and the Black Keys opening, and David Bowie joining me for a duet of “I’m Afraid of Americans”.

Video – T. Riley, “Take the Money”:

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