Ria Hall

Ria Hall


With the release of her debut self-titled EP, Ria Hall became a blazing new female force on the NZ music scene. Winning 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 distinctively Māori flare. 2017 saw the release of Ria's long-awaited debut album Rules Of Engagement, again combining English and Te Reo Māori to create a piece of work that both challenged genres and showcased an incredible artist. 

Her 2020 album, Manawa Wera, was written and co-produced with Laughton Kora, the album is inspired by current political, social and racial climate, one that musically brings together elements of classic reggae and soul. Critically acclaimed, the album was a finalist for the Taite Music Prize, and Hall was a finalist for multiple Aotearoa Music Awards, plus winner of Best Māori Female Solo Artist Award at the Waiata Māori Music Awards.

She is a powerful live performer, crafting an experience that showcases her enormous vocal range and ability to effortlessly transition between styles. Above all, Ria Hall is a fearless artist.