Rian Peters better known by his stage name iamtheliving, hails from Peckham, South East London, United Kingdom but now resides in Vancouver, Canada. His musical background boasts a wealth of diverse experience, a distinct voice that stands alone, and the ability to create music that speaks volumes. Rian’s strength lies in his art; singer, songwriter, visionary, and all-round performer, his stage presence and creative drive echo many great artists who have come before him.
As young as three years old, Rian remembers the days of his mother constantly playing music throughout the house. She would listen to the sounds and voices of Bob Marley, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, and Prince, to name but a few. All incredible creatives who became of influence to him and inspired him to become the artist he is today.
As a recording artist, Rian has travelled to Los Angeles, California, many times on songwriting trips – this gave him the opportunity to network within the industry and further seek inspiration through fellow talented creatives. In February of 2016, during one of his trips to LA, he was fortunate enough to be introduced to Canadian, Grammy and Juno Award winning producer/Songwriter, Chin Injeti. While their time spent together in LA was very brief, they continued to keep in touch.
In January 2018, after arriving in Vancouver, Canada, from his hometown London, England, Chin and Rian were excited to meet in person once again. They soon began to break ground writing and creating music together. The partnership Rian and Chin have in this project came about organically and their creative process has been very fluid. They continue to motivate one another and work together cohesively to produce inspiring music that connects with their existing creative community and audience; a sound that is authentic and futuristic yet encompasses a classic tone through lyrics and vocals.
Vancouver, BC is where Rian believes he truly found himself as an artist - motivated and inspired by the lifestyle of the west coast; being surrounded by incredible nature and having the privilege to breath fresh air every day; seeing how the power of music can connect with people from all walks of life; and encouraging others to have a positive mindset and strive for overall well-being.
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