25-year-old Moriah Ormsby p/k/a Ryah Moore was born in West Nyack, New York and raised in Montebello, New York, a town in Rockland County. An engineer from the Bronx and an actress and model from Detroit, Moriah’s (or Ryah’s) parents, who’ve been married for 30 yrs., raised their children in a Christian home, where church was a must every Sunday for Ryah and her sister. At the tender age of 5 or 6, it was discovered that she could sing; very well. One day while holding her baby sister, she began to sing “twinkle, twinkle…” and Ryah’s mother thought the radio was playing the nursery rhyme. When she discovered it was her oldest baby girl, there was a domino effect of everyone around them also realizing the potential of Ryah’s talent.
To date her biggest musical accomplishment has been singing the national anthem for New York’s Elite High School Basketball Tournament, which took place at City College. Getting the gig the same exact day as it happened, Ryah learned to be present and ready in the moment. Wowing sports executives and receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, a buzz was created. She’s met with many executives from major labels who are all keeping an eye on what’s next. Writing her album and building a solid brand with her team is Ryah Moore’s main focus. Becoming more than a pretty face with a voice is key. She plans to incorporate her directing degree into her music career. All of the hard work and dedication she has put in thus far is just the foundation. Ryah Moore is an all around artist who wants to be known as a real person with a real story.