...performances that enchant, surprise and ineffably capture the imagination. Riley's lyrics and Donald's music seem to flow together in a single flood of invention... -- Jazzwise Magazine
Sirena Riley started her first night in London by opening a 'Time Out' magazine and going to the first jazz open mic session she could find. Australian pianist and composer, Tom Donald was the house pianist. They were introduced over a spine-tingling, room-silencing performance of Duke Ellington's ‘Solitude’ that startled even the performers. After eyeing each other suspiciously, they agreed that a collaboration was inevitable. Two years later, their first single, 'Half Moon' was a semi-finalist in the 2008 UK Songwriting competition. And now, the debut song cycle and album, 'The Lunatic, The Lover and The Poet' has been released on their own label, Remigrant Records, showcasing what Jazzwise Magazine calls a formidable writing partnership....
Awards2008 UK Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist 'Half Moon'
The Lunatic The Lover And The PoetRemigrant Records
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