Born of Spanish-Afrikaans descent in Namibia, Riaan’s Latin infused blues guitar skills, Whiskey-fueled voice, theatrical performance style and deft song-craft have garnered acclaim from industry and fans alike including Rolling Stone.
He has been fronting the successful super group “Crimson House” since 2010. After a near death experience by assault from a violent robbery he released his first solo EP “Desert Child” in 2017. The massive success he achieved with the EP had inspired him to return to studio to complete a full length album in 2018. He has toured internationally and performed at festivals across the globe including Spain, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, the Caribbean , throughout the United States and his home-land of South Africa.