The Steve Riley Band
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The Steve Riley Band

Sacramento, California, United States | SELF

Sacramento, California, United States | SELF
Band Americana Adult Contemporary


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The best kept secret in music


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“Miles From Nowhere” is the band’s first album but are presently recording their second. A release date should be sometime in Sept./Oct., 2005. Again, it will contain a variety of genre’s and styles.

The band has experienced two (2) successful Radio Air play Promotions. Sheheshe Music Services did an eight (8) week promotion which included 100 stations. The band reached number #1 on the charts during that brief time. The Planetary Group did a six (6) week West Coast Radio Air play Promotion which included 120 stations (college and genre oriented) which covered from San Diego, Ca. to Seattle , Washington. The results, again, were very favorable.

The band has also received many positive reviews from top notch music reviewers such as Keith “MusicMan” Hannaleck and Nicky Rossiter from Rambles Cultural Arts Magazine.. They presently have a full page ad in Skope Magazine.

In 2008, Lead Singer, Steve Rileyand Lead Guitarist ,Wyman Harrell joined musical forces and recorded a four song EP entitled "The Riley-Wyman Factor". The EP contained original songs,, all of which are of a different genre. 1. "Tommorrow" - Country Pop 2) "After Sage" - Adult Contemporary 3) - "Magic Man" Rock 4) "May Not Matter" - Folk

The EP has again created a quite a buzz in the industry.

The EP is presently on sale a various record stores as well as on the digital record stores (cd baby, itunes, etc.)

Steve Riley is presently recording his new single emtitled "Take Me Away" and will be realeased in March, 2012.


Feeling a bit camera shy


A rather traumatic event became the catalyst for what would become a positive event. After the death of his father, while at the funeral, Steve Riley came in contact with someone he had not seen for many years. Wyman Harrell, the band’s lead guitarist, is the cousin of Steve Riley. It had been 10 years since they had any contact but both of them had been into the music scene for quite sometime. After much discussion, they decided to record an album of Steve’s songs. “Riley...Miles From Nowhere” is the result of that encounter.

Steve Riley has served in Viet-Nam, played semi-pro baseball, earned a BS in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and is only a dissertation away from a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. He married and has two children. (two songs on the album are written about them ...”Lady of Gold” and “Born on a Holiday”) He has been a High School Counselor in Sacramento for 25 years and a College Professor for 21 years. Through all of this he never stopped doing the one thing that he loves most which is Songwriting. Therefore, the death of his father was how this album became reality.

One of Steve’s primary influences was Cat Stevens. Others include Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Richie Havens, Eagles and Joe Cocker.

Steve Riley and band would like to be contacted by Music Publishing Companies, Recording Studios and Record Companies.