Rie Sinclair

Rie Sinclair

 Sherman Oaks, California, USA
SoloAlternativeRock

Songwriter & Recording Artist Rie Sinclair averages 125,000 streams per quarter and has hundreds of songs every year featured on television. She's best known in LA for dark melodies & haunting pop songs on Hollywood's Primetime Dramas & saucy love ballads on Networks Soaps.

Biography

One would think with her porcelain skin and ethereal voice that Rie Sinclair floated onto the scene as if divine intervention. Quite contrary, Rie has been making waves better equated to a tropical storm than a wading pool, writing music for ABC/Disney & shows like Ghost Whisperer, Vampire Diaries, Californication, Nurse Jackie, Bionic Woman, & Dirt (the list goes on…). And though most musicians would be shouting loudly about an Emmy Nomination, this "Sparkling Violeteer" almost shrugs hers off as a mark of recognition for work separate from her chosen field of singing/songwriting. You see, by day she's in demand as a writer and performer of beautiful songs for TV studios, providing atmosphere and emotion to back up the visuals. By night, crafting her own elation and despair into perfected 4-minute vignettes; she records and delivers them live with equal finesse and commitment. Her new Bee Sides are just that & more: bittersweet concoctions exploring the contours and colours of her characteristic sound. It’s this emotion, exquisite feel and occasional playful leap into humour that have made her a favourite songwriter in Hollywood TV drama.

But rie’s got a ‘thing’ that’s a little hard to describe. Her music has a haunting poetry that makes you think, and not necessarily about the story she’s singing. While listening to this Sia-like voice you’ll catch yourself being reminded of moments in life, memories bubbling to the surface for no apparent reason other than Rie’s underlying soundtrack. Quirky production and an extremely vulnerable vocal delivery will break down any walls you may be bringing to the table allowing you to swim in whatever floods rush behind your closed eyelids.

Rie grew up in St. Paul, MN, but now spends her time floating between LA and Manchester, UK, with the occasional weeks spent writing songs in Nashville.

Lyrics

Island Of Hope

Written By: Rie Sinclair, BMI

Waiting for a light to show
Find a pathway to hope uncovered
Is there a land out there calling at you like a distant answer?

The tailor and the London times waiting on a deck
Still believe the fight is worth standing for
But he's pacing back & forth, back & forth

As you fade in to a new harbour
Turn the ship around to find
High as she stands, you’re melting
As you discover the tears simply escape
And you made that mistake, you made that mistake

Crumbling a world in your hand like a figurine of limestone
Go and find that photograph
How could you have known what you left behind
For an island of hope

As you fade in to a new harbour
Turn the ship around to find
High as she stands, you’re melting
As you discover the tears simply escape
And you made that mistake, you made that mistake

And you fade in to a new harbour
Turn the ship around to find
High as she stands you’re melting
Oh, did you think you'd recover
Did you think you'd find a brand new day or did you make a mistake?

Pale

Written By: Rie Sinclair, BMI

Strum for me on your harmony
Steel and wound, your rocket ship launches on
Hush little sugar don't forget
All your sails are up and dancing in the air

Tarnished stars hung, broken night song
Reason cannot cry but I love you always
Lighting seeds crash pale on your pillowcase
Teary eyelids fall but I love you always

Play & sing on your harmony
Shiny black your compass flips and draws you back
Hush little sugar have no fear
Strum for me & float into the midnight sea

Tarnished stars hung, broken night song
Reason cannot cry but I love you always
Lighting seeds crash pale on your pillowcase
Teary eyelids fall but I love you always

No Way Out

Written By: Rie Sinclair, BMI & Mike Suby, BMI

You turn the room a shade heaven
And learn my name
The world asleep
While stone and sand keep shifting

Were the heart made of brass?
Or I a bird inside a cage, waiting?
Unfolded, hue and clay
Giving into your refrain and melody
The very thought unbinding me

No one ever will love me better than
Your everlasting love
I found only one way in and no way out

Will time illuminate the stains
And stop the pain
The night you held me under a spell
You know I cannot hide
You're the very thing unwinding me

No one ever will love me better than
Your everlasting love
I found only one way in and no way out

Tear my soul like paper
Carefully breaking off
A bitter tonic of lies
You cut me deeper inside
Only to sew me back up

You turn the room a shade heaven
You know my name

No one ever will love me better than
Your everlasting love
I found only one way in and no way out

Easy To Fail

Written By: Rie Sinclair, BMI

This is the hardest thing I've done
This is the way, the way I've become
Do you see the rise & fall?

This is the one thing that I fear
These are the words that bring me here
What is true, after all?

But You make it easy to fail
You make it easy to breathe
Still, I don't believe

This the worst that I've been
This is the place I hide from everything
Do you care? Will You stay right here?

But You make it easy to fail
You make it easy to breathe
But You make it easy to fail
Still, I don't believe

But You make it easy to fail
You make it easy to breathe
But You make it easy to fail
I still, don't believe

The Way It Ends

Written By: Rie Sinclair, BMI

Tell me, tell me how it’s supposed to end
We'll make, we'll make the most of it to just be friends
Stuck in delusional happiness
Like a silent charade

Ohhhh, I was illiterate only between the lines
You were pretending and said, "It'll be alright"
Everything else is just trial and failure and success
Slipping through our hands
But that's the way it ends

You're on your own, you fall apart, and no one knows
It’s all, it’s all a million miles
From where you started to go
Staring at obvious space it’s getting late and
I’ve got nothing to say

The station's emptying out at the end of night
You are amusing and I can't make up my mind
Everything else is just trial and failure and success
Slipping through our hands
But that's the way it ends

Discography

Top Songs currently streaming/radio & podcasting:
No Way Out [Bee Sides]
Awaken Love [Bee Sides]
The Way It Ends Circus Mix [A Moment RieMixed]
Alarmed [Glow]
Colours Fade [Glow]
Mad Scientist [Button Pusher]
Paper Airplane [Button Pusher]

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I Miss You Records releases:

Bee Sides, EP - 2012
A Moment RieMixed, EP - 2011
A Moment You Never Dreamed, LP - 2009
What's A Girl To Do (MTV Title Theme), Single 2009
Button Pusher (Oliver The Penguin), LP - 2009
On The 5th Floor, LP - 2008
Falling In Love, EP - 2007
Glow, EP - 2006
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Singles released by ABC/DISNEY:
Where You Are
Just You & Me
Underneath The Night
Believe Me
So Right
Hold On Tight
Things To Tell
Always Something
My Confession

Discography at AMG: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rie-sinclair-mn0000517084

Set List

FULL BAND (basic set-list):

Awaken Love
Neptune's Bed
How The Story Ends
Pale
Island Of Hope
Easy To Fail
Second Chances
No Way Out
Find My Way Back (To Your Heart)

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ACOUSTIC (+ Cello, Percussion and/or Piano)

Neptune's Bed
Sweet Violet
Come December
Island Of Hope
No Way Out
My Confession
Just You & Me (written by Rie for ABC)
How The Story Ends
A Moment You Never Dreamed