Emperor of Soul, a veteran recording artist, producer, songwriter, stage and screen performer. He started his professional career journey in the mid 1970’s, as the male lead vocalist in his own group Prophecy.
Riley directed and performed with Prophecy throughout the eastern and southern United States and throughout Mexico. From the early stages, Riley has and continues to work closely with the industry’s best and brightest stars; opening shows for such acts and artists as Smokey Robinson, Miles Jay, Stephanie Mills, The Chilites, Dee Dee Sharpe, King Floyd and The Pockets…to name but a few.
Riley & The Ryze Band music ranges from Funk, R&B, Pop & Jazz committed to providing an atmosphere of soulful music for any event, private or concert style.
The Ryze Band Founder and lead vocalist Riley Inge is a seasoned entertainer having worked closely with the industry’s best and brightest artists and formerly on stage with The Temptations. The group was formed in 1998, after Riley Inge moved to Vancouver, Canada where he was introduced to myself – (Randy Lockhart) back in 2004 by another acquaintance of Riley. I spent a few years promoting Riley and his band on such venues as the Queen of Diamonds Cruise, and many other hot spots around Vancouver.
Since the the inception of the group, the Ryze Band has performed at such venues as The Chateau Whistler, Legends, The Marquee Grill, Gotcha’, The Capri, Rodayo’s, Capone’s, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, The Plaza of Nations (Rockin’ For Research Benefit for Juvenile Diabetes), Waterfront Park, Night of Hope (benefit for Cancer Society), Shiraz, Lions’ Club (benefit for Children’s Hospital) Kimberlite Conference, The Yale, Round-Up Awards (Mineral Exploration Conference), COPS for Cancer, River Rock Casino, Boulevard Casino, Burnaby Casino, Edgewater Casino, Harmony Arts Festival, and the Commodore Ballroom to name a few.
Riley has also entertained as a solo performer or with his band at many private events in BC, Alberta, and Europe.
The Ryze Band can consist of 8 or 12 members to accommodate your event’s needs. The music ranges from funk, R & B, pop and show tunes with a soft flow of jazz flavours. All of the members of the Ryze Band are professional and committed to providing an atmosphere of soulful music that will captivate and stimulate your appetite for more.
Once you have been touched by the magic of this Las Vegas style performance with Riley and the Ryze Band you will want to see and hear it again and again.