“I even did ballet!” Rian Peters certifies his unique musical standing. “I want people to know that I’m not your stereotypical guy, and at the same time, just because I’m a young, black male who sings, I’m not your typical R&B pop artist.”
And ain’t that the truth! Fuelled by breakthrough single, the raw and sparse Getaway featuring Wiley, and it’s energetic and brave follow-up Stereotypes, the 23 year old singer-song writer from south London is putting forward his own independent musical decree, untainted by the generic and formulaic pop of today’s predictable charts.
“I’ve been recording my album for the past three years, but I’ve been doing music my whole life.” Rian explains how an early incident where he refused to be dragged off a dance floor at a wedding by his mother propelled her to enrol him in dance classes at the tender age of three! “My mum always used to play music in the house – a lot of Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, but my earliest insp