Steve Rice is a versatile composer, keyboardist and accordionist based in Seattle Washington. Steve records and writes with several outstanding ensembles including "Rouge" (French Cabaret), "Big Squeezy" (Zydeco), “Troy Kline” (Retro Vegas Lounge), and the Steve Rice Quintet (original Jazz). His compositional interests include jazz, classical, world, traditional ethnic, and electronic music, and FX. Steve has a Film Scoring degree from Berklee College of Music, where he received the prestigious Oscar Peterson Award. He tours part-time as pianist for the Harry James Orchestra.
To add authenticity to certain projects, Steve Rice is the go-to guy. The sound of an accordion can add instant cultural recognition and support to your TV, Film, or Documentary production. The quirky accordian has been out of the mainstream long enough that its creative use can add a surprisingly fresh twist to your soundtrack. Exoticism, eerieness, haunting beauty, and cultural reference can be your sonic fabric with the right accordion track.
Partial credit list: TV credits: Sons of Anarchy, Smash, The Big Bang Theory, 10 Things I Hate About You, Lost Years (CBC), All Star Cast (Outdoor Channel) Films: Sparkle, 108.1 FM Radio, Werewolf-the Beast Among Us, Ambrosia
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Session Credits: French in 10 Minutes a Day, Italian in 10 Minutes a Day, Team Fortress 2, Left for Dead (Valve), Disney Pirates of the Caribbean video game
Album Credits: Linda Severt Grinning Streak; Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, Daniel Barry-Walk All Ways; Ike Azose Ladino Reflections.
Songwriting credits: Dee Daniels (Inchworm); Duffy Bishop Band (As Life Goes On);Carla White (That’s It); Tony LaStella; Troy Kline, Dean Schmidt, Rouge
a solo melodica version of the nursery song "Pop Goes the Weasel" Suitable for scenes, ads involving toddlers, babies, young children. 3 versions: Full version has grace note on "pop". Variation A is in Bb (lower key), Variation C is slower tempo. Recorded dry. Free Reed Aerophones, Melodica
Here's a jazzy rendition of Red River Valley (Traditional) played on solo melodica. Good for a campfire scene / outdoorsy comedy sketch. novelty kitschy campy comic sketch, Free Reed Aerophones, Melodica
A fairly straight rendition of Red River Valley played on solo Melodica. Sounds similar to harmonica. Paired with the "Jazzy" track, you could build a campfire/ outdoorsy mood with this track and deliver a musical punch line with the jazzy. Good pair for a comedy/sit-com, Free Reed Aerophones, Melodica