Riddle the Sphinx Featured in March 2013 Issue of Music Connection Magazine 

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Riddle the Sphinx wins a Global Music Award

Great news -- RTS just won a Global Music Award for songwriting, for the song "Within Reach" (written by Christiane Cargill Kinney and Burgundy Morgan)!


Riddle the Sphinx's Professional Pretender up for consideration in six categories on 2012's Grammy Awards Nominating Ballot


We are honored to announce that we just got our Grammy Awards Nominating Ballot in, and Riddle the Sphinx is in consideration for 6 categories this year, including:

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM (album - "Professional Pretender")

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE (song - "Professional Pretender")


BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM, NON-CLASSICAL (David Peters, sound engineer; Michael Vail Blum, mastering engineer)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (song - "Professional Pretender"; directed and produced by Sean Kinney)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO (behind the scenes documentary, "The Making of Professional Pretender"; directed and produced by Sean Kinney)

We are honored, and hope that those of you who are Recording Academy Voting Members will consider us as you fill out your ballots this year. 

Riddle the Sphinx Returns with Their Fourth Release Professional Pretender This Valentine's Day

Eclectic alternative band Riddle the Sphinx returns with their fourth studio album, Professional Pretender, set for worldwide release on February 14th, 2012. The album consists of a combination of inspiring love songs and empowering "break-up songs," embracing the complexities of the human heart, with the title track "Professional Pretender" as the anticipated first single. 

Riddle the Sphinx is an accomplished group of seasoned and formally trained musicians, inspired by a combination of world and classical music. Their sound has been compared to the likes of Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan, with an evolutionary vibe. Their music has the same rich texture as a major motion picture soundtrack. 

The band members, whose core group consists of Christiane Kinney (vocals, piano), Burgundy Morgan (bass) and Christo Pellani (world percussion), bring an immense array of culture to their innovative sound, having earned accolades from the press including the NoHo Arts District Music Column labeling them, "one of the most unique bands in Los Angeles." All Access Magazine says, they "enchanted my socks off." 

Riddle the Sphinx's previous works include their debut album The Fallen Ones, their sophomore release Fun House (2006), Christiane's solo Celtic album Metamorphosis (2007), and the band's upcoming February 14th release, Professional Pretender (2012). Much of the band's innovative style is credited to its front woman, Christiane Kinney, who was featured in Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year issue and who has also been honored with awards for her work bringing music and art therapy programs to at-risk children. The band members are passionate humanitarians and philanthropists, and as a natural outgrowth of their love for music they have aligned with organizations such as Project Peace on Earth, founded for the global promotion and attainment of peace through music, and the non-profit organization HeARTS Giving Hope, co-founded by Christiane, dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children through music and art. 

The band's ever present good humor and playful wit is expressed by Christiane Kinney: 

"With a release date of February 14th, what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with a bunch of break-up songs!" 

What people are saying about Riddle the Sphinx: 

"Riddle the Sphinx is a band that makes converts out of casual attendees. While the act ventures out of the pop-music box, the end results are never too extravagant for mass consumption. The group can appeal to mainstream ears and more daring tastes alike. Simply put, RTS is creating original art and excelling at it." Music Connection Magazine 

"Riddle the Sphinx took the stage next and unleashed their incredible sense of originality and intensity. Led by Chris Cargill on piano and vocals, this band is one of the most unique bands in Los Angeles... Riddle the Sphinx is the band to see in Los Angeles." NoHo Arts District, The Music Column 

"An alluring combination of sensual piano artistry, earthy and angelic/ethereal vocals, lyrical/ambient bass and impeccably solid and intricate drums...weave an evocative tapestry, a magic carpet ride to a sensual, whimsical holiday." The LA Music Scene

The Awards are Pouring In for the Professional Pretender Music Video

We are so excited for our amazing music video director, Sean Kinney, who won three Telly Awards and an Accolade Award for his artistic and unique music video for our song "Professional Pretender."  One of the Telly Awards was a Silver People's Choice Award, so we thank each of you for helping make that happen!!  Love and light ... 

Two Exclusive New Videos to Be Included on the Upcoming Enhanced CD, "Professional Pretender"

RTS Director Sean Kinney has completed two new videos for the upcoming enhanced CD.  The first, an innovative new music video for the title track, "Professional Pretender," was accepted into the 2011 Los Angeles Reel Film Festival (July 20) (winner, Honorable Mention), VegasCineFest Film Festival (Aug. 26-27) (Official Selection), and Burbank International Film Festival (Sept. 15-18) (Official Selection and "Best Music Video" nominee). 

The enhanced CD will also include a 20-minute documentary with RTS and co-producer David Peters, in a rare, intimate interview exploring the band's roots, as well as the making of their upcoming release, "Professional Pretender." 




Professional Pretender (Enhanced) - Riddle the Sphinx





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