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
Like Marilyn Monroe "Happy Birthday Mr. President" this song flatters a handsome gentleman so irresistibly that you know he will fall for her wiles! A made up word highlights this retro Tin Pan Alley /Broadway style song. Classic and clever suggestive jazz vocals that drip with vampy fun sensuality. Female Vocals, Jazz Music, Burlesque Jazz
A sultry, steamy, bluesy vocal tune delivered in hopes of a late-night liaison. Troy Kline evokes retro cocktail lounge flavor and shows his blues influences in this tune. A great guitar solo, hammond organ, piano solo nice background vocals. Like great jazz/blues songs of the 40's/50's. Atmosphere, Male Vocals, Blues Music, Honky Tonk Blues
A famous Hymn written in 1862 by Rev. Joseph A Gilmore and composed in 1864 by William B Bradbury. Lyric themes include guidance, trust, comfort, faith, belief. This piano / vocal duet would make a good background or foreground track for a church service, Christian wedding, memorial service, funeral, Female Vocals, Spiritual Music, Christian Hymns
Elegant cocktail jazz piano trio playing a variety of tempos and moods. Great source music for a swanky restaurant or nightclub. Perfect for close couples dancing scene with dialogue. Jazz atmosphere, romance, candlelight. Real piano, upright bass and drums. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Swing Ensembles
perfect for an Italian Restaurant Scene, Cooking channel, Venice, Naples, MIlan Italian Travel sequence. Performed in the style of a strolling duo with violin and accordion. Live musicians, real instruments. This is a classic traditional Italian song. Waltz, aka Veni Sul Mar, Instrumental, European Music, Italian Music
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
perfect for an Italian Restaurant Scene, Cooking channel, Venice, Naples, MIlan Italian Travel sequence. Performed in the style of a strolling duo with violin and accordion. Live musicians, real instruments. This classic Italian song was composed by Eduardo di Capua. Waltz,, Instrumental, European Music, Italian Music
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
perfect for an Italian restaurant scene, Cooking channel, sidewalk cafe, romantically slurping spaghetti, "My Big Fat Italian Wedding", vineyards in Tuscany, travel documentary. Performed in the style of a strolling duo, expressive violin and accordion. Live musicians real instruments. That's Amore! Instrumental, European Music, Italian Music