Thursday, July 15, 2010


Bayu Risa was born as Bayu Purwadi Risakotta in Depok, October 6, 1983. He already shown his interest in music at the early age of 10 when he joined a vocal group in an Indonesian cultural exchange program. He traveled to Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darusalam, Thailand, and the United States to sing Indonesian songs and introduced local culture to residents in those countries.

When he was in high school, Bayu Risa continued developing his musical talent by actively performing in cafes and and school shows .After graduated, Bayu went to Bandung to join a band called Ever Nine. In 2005 his musical career was hampered by a long sickness that forced him to quit music for awhile. However, quickly after he recovered, he was asked to join PASTO and with this band he made his name in the Indonesian music scene. In 2007, PASTO released their debut album that was produced
by Glenn Fredly under Rame-Rame People Records and distributed by RPM. Despite the band's increasing fame, Bayu Risa decided to leave the band in 2008.

With hard determination and passion to succeed on his own, in 2009 Bayu Risa released his first single “Inner Beauty” which he wrote himself. When producing his first single, Bayu Risa was helped by several friends, one of them is famous arranger David “Tities” Salanggamo that mixed and arranged the “Inner Beauty” single.

Unlike most singers, he prefers to release a single before releasing an album. He said, “it’s not about how many songs you can compose but it’s about heart and feeling that you put inside in your music”

Currently, Bayu Risa is preparing to release his debut solo record under Sinjitos Records. The yet-to-be titled album will be released in October 2010.

Jl. Ciputat Raya No. 10 Kebayiran Lama Utara Jakarta 12240
Mobile : +62 8111 907 903 Ph. +6221 7235812

Photograph by Bona Soetirto
Stylist by Anindita Saryuf
Wardrobe by Danjyo Hiyoji
Special thanks to Anto TONI&GUY

or Risa - Love Song.mp3