This is the powerful new force in NZ music.
With the release of her debut self-titled EP, Ria Hall became a blazing new female presence on the NZ music scene. Winning multiple awards and critical acclaim, her sound fused furious hip-hop beats and richly layered vocals in English and Te Reo Māori, creating an epic soundscape that embraced and challenged multiple genres.
Ria is in the throes of creating new music with an urban yet distinctive Māori flare. October 2017 sees the release of Ria’s long-awaited debut album Rules Of Engagement, which will see her again combining English and Te Reo Māori to create a piece of work that will challenge genres. Featuring appearances and production from Tiki Taane, Kings, Laughton Kora, and Electric Wire Hustle, the album showcases Ria’s incredible talent as a vocalist and lyricist. This performance will see Hall bring the album to live accompanied by Wellington three-piece powerhouse The Nudge.