Riz started her career fronting many indie bands whilst growing up in the West Country. She moved to London during the acid house / rave scene, eventually meeting and working with ambient kings The Future Sound of London. She featured on many of their albums and sang on Top of the Pops with their top 10 hit ‘Papua New Guinea’.
She signed to Ninja Tune’s sister label Ntone in 1996 and released 3 critically acclaimed albums. ‘15 Levels of Magnification’, ‘Mr Brubakers Strawberry Alarm Clock’ and ‘La Prochaine Fois’.
During her career she has toured to the USA, Australia and Europe. In the UK she has DJ’ed and played solo, more recently seen with a full band - each of her shows have their own slant to say. Not only does Riz write, play and DJ, she also produces photographic slides and film as part of her live set-up, creating a cinematic experience.