Josef Pitura-Riley - Music

 
A highly skilled musician, Josef was first introduced to music at the age of seven when he took up trumpet lessons at his school, passing his Grade 8 exams less than ten years later. He also taught himself to play piano by ear from an early age and has since gone on to teach himself a range of other instruments including Guitar, Bass, Accordion, Ukulele and Flugel Horn to name a few.


In addition to producing his own music Josef also regularly releases Music Videos for covers of popular songs which he records and films in his studio. To date his most popular cover is Paradise by Coldplay which has been watched over 40,000 times. The videos are all uploaded to his YouTube Channel and can be watched on the Music Videos page of this site.


Combining his love of music with his acting career Josef has performed as an Actor/Musician in many productions including the smash hit musical Dreamboats And Petticoats and was part of the Original Cast for the follow up show Dreamboats And Miniskirts. He also writes his own musicals and all the orchestral scores for his films. In his spare time Josef has also played for “The Backup Plan” a function band who have performed at high profile events such as the launch of the 50th Anniversary of the Porsche 911, “The Nifty’s” a 50‘s Rock’n’Roll Covers Band and has also played Bass Guitar for Alex James Ellison for the Duvet Days EP Launch. In addition to his Musical Theatre training Josef also studied Music Composition at The BRIT School which has produced other well known artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J and Rizzle Kicks.
 
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Josef Pitura-Riley is an exciting new Singer/Songwriter from South East London. Whether he’s rocking out as a solo performer or bouncing off the piano keys with his live band, the music is always energetic, upbeat and most of all really good fun. A former student at the highly acclaimed BRIT School, he’s had his music played onAbsolute Radio, appeared on national television and even performed live on BBC Radio.


Josef has released two EP’s. ‘A New View’ which was originally released in 2011, was written and recorded whilst he was training at The BRIT School. His second EP ‘Regeneration’ was released in early 2016 and features duets with fellow performers and musicians Samantha Dorrance and Alex James Ellison.