Posts Tagged ‘Jive’


TALAY in More Magazine

February 9, 2011

Check out Talay Riley in the latest issue of More Magazine:

Nice work!

The single Sergeant Smash is released this Sunday Feb 13th!

iTunes pre-order here:


TALAY makes the Times!

February 1, 2011

Talay Riley’s forthcoming single Sergeant Smash was one of the Sunday Times’ download picks this weekend!

Love that!

Check it out here:

The single is released Feb 13th.


TALAY smashes it on the Live Lounge!

January 25, 2011

Talay Riley smashed it on Trevor Nelson’s 1xtra Live Lounge yesterday!

Not only did Talay perform a killer version of his forthcoming single Sergeant Smash, he also dropped his unique take on Jessie J ‘s Do It Like A Dude!  

Listen again here:

100% talent, right?

Also,  check out  this great new online interview with MTV UK!


TALAY RILEY meets Twin B!

December 15, 2010

Talay Riley dropped into Twin B’s 1Xtra show at the weekend to talk about his forthcoming single Sergeant Smash.

Listen to the interview here:

Loving the jacket, Talay!



TALAY takes over!

November 23, 2010

Talay Riley was part of a takeover of Radio 1 on Sunday night, with the 1Xtra soundclash.

You can listen again, and watch videos and pictures here:



An introduction to TALAY RILEY

November 17, 2010


Are you ready for the next future urban smash???

20-year-old urban pop artist Talay Riley will release his new single ‘Sergeant Smash’ on 31st January through Jive Records.    

Despite his age, Talay is already a familiar name within the music industry. Along with his recently released debut single‘Humanoid’ (added to the Radio 1 In New Music We Trust list 4 weeks upfront), a year ago, Talay had his first UK #1 single with Chipmunk’s ‘Oopsy Daisy’, which he wrote. He followed this with a UK Top 10 as a featured artist and co-writer on Chipmunk’s ‘Look For Me’.

Sergeant Smash, along with Humanoid, are the perfect introduction to Talay Riley. Sergeant Smash is a fresh, sexy and addictive, with it’s smooth catchy chorus and killer beats. The opening intensifying drum roll and edgy futuristic beats coupled with the Justin Timberlake and Timbaland style production make it exciting and instantly loveable.

Having already toured with N-Dubz earlier this year and Jessie J more recently and with summer performances at Wireless festival, on a line-up with the likes of Jay-Z and Chase & Status, and the Underage Festival, Talay has already started building a live following for his own headline shows. 

His debut album will be released in 2011 and he is currently working in the studio in the UK and LA with a host of producers including Inflo 1st (One Republic), Harmony aka H-Money (a member of Darkchild Productions in LA responsible for Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ amongst others) and Rodney Jerkins.

Heat on the single is already building, with the track playlisted on 1Xtra 11 weeks upfront of release!

Talay will also be part of the Radio 1 vs 1Xtra soundclash this weekend, which will be broadcast live on Radio 1 and BBC Online on Saturday night.

We hear the video – and some hot remixes – will drop early next month … so more news coming.

In the meantime, check out a beautiful acoustic version of the single which Talay uploaded to his You Tube page last week:

Stunning vocals, right?

Expect to hear big things from Talay in 2011!


The word on RAHEEM at the Jazz Cafe: GENIUS!

October 5, 2010

Raheem Devaughn certainly impressed with his three sold-out shows at the Jazz Cafe last week!

Blues & Soul have just posted a glowing review 🙂

They write:

“Overall Raheem put on a remarkable show for his fans, making sure there was something for everybody, and ensuring that all elements of his R&B Hippie Neo-Soul Rock Star persona was on show. This concert confirmed…that Raheem is not only a talented vocalist, but that he has removed himself from the “neo-soul” label, and produced beautiful music to educate, soothe, and enliven his listener.”

The shows really were something special. Come back soon, Rah!

Read the review in full here: