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Steve Riley

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Steve Riley and his music group, the Mamou Playboys, possess quickly increased to the top from the Cajun music heap, as well as the music group is really as well-known for the celebration and membership circuit as Beausoleil. Obviously, the band’s 1990s-designed Cajun rhythms and melodies possess handled a nerve with crowds across the U.S., Canada, and European countries. The music group sings just in French, reflecting their significant attitude about preserving the Cajun music custom as utilized in southwest Louisiana. Riley has accordion, writes tracks, and sings, but he stocks songwriter responsibilities using the various other people of his music group: David Greely on fiddle, Peter Schwarz on bass, fiddle and tranquility vocals, Kevin Dugas on drums, and Jimmy Domengeaux on electric guitar. The band’s early albums reveal their respect for custom, as they perform a lot of addresses of well-known and obscure Cajun music; later albums, specifically 1995’s La Toussaint, reveal the band’s development being a touring and executing entity unto themselves, as you can find even more self-penned compositions. Riley, who lives in Lafayette, started playing accordion when he was 13. Following a three-year apprenticeship playing accordion within the music group of fiddle playing Cajun tale Dewey Balfa, Riley shaped his very own group when he was 18. The Mamou Playboys possess spent their whole recording profession at Rounder Information. 1994’s Live! carries a couple of Clifton Chenier zydeco music, but in the primary, the music group tackles traditional Cajun music by famous brands Dewey Balfa, Iry Lejeune, D.L. Menard, and Aldus Rogers. Regular Cajun music are showcased gloriously on 1993’s Track of your time, an album made by Al Tharp of Beausoleil, while even more acoustic, folky materials is presented on 1992’s Tit Galop Pour Mamou. The band’s self-titled 1990 debut recording, made by Cajun blues-rocker Zachary Richard, also will pay respect towards the music that arrived before them, and contains music from the above-mentioned experts of Cajun music. Bayou Ruler adopted in 1998, and Happytown, made by C.C. Adcock, premiered in 2001. Bon Rêve made an appearance in 2003, accompanied by Dominos in 2005.

Quick Facts


Full Name Steve Riley
Profession Musician, Drummer
Nationality American
Awards Grammy Award for Best Regional Roots Music Album
Music Groups L.A. Guns, W.A.S.P., Steppenwolf, Keel
Music Songs La Danse de Mardi Gras, Courtbouillon, Allons Danser, The Kaplan Waltz, The Midland Two-Step, Chere Alice, The Patassa Two-Step, It's Lonesome in Prison, La Valse de la Belle, Mari Mouri, Les Flammes de l'Enfer, King Zydeco, Convict Waltz, The Corner Post, The Bosco Blues, Z'haricot est pas sale, Nobody Wants Me, Hathaway Two-Step, Lawrence Walker Special, La valse que j'aime, Aux Natchitoches, Jamais une autre chance, La Vie Malheureuse, Oh, Mam, Menteur, Pays des étrangers, Lovers' Waltz, She Made Me Lose My Mind, Lyons Point, La danse de limonade, Mamou Playboys Special, Adieu Rosa
Albums The Band Courtbouillon, Friday at Last, Songs from da Basement, Vol. 1, Wired For Sound, Through Cells, Party at the Holiday, All Night Long!, Voyageurs, Best Of Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys


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Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Okinawa 2018 special effects supervisor pre-production
Sully 2016 special effects supervisor
The Revenant 2015 special effects coordinator: additional photography
Vacation 2015/I special effects supervisor: additional photography
American Sniper 2014 special effects supervisor
Dawn Patrol 2014/III special effects coordinator
Jersey Boys 2014 special effects supervisor
Armed Response 2013 TV Series special effects supervisor - 2013
Trouble with the Curve 2012 special effects supervisor - as Steven S. Riley
The Watch 2012/I special effects coordinator - as Steven Riley / special effects supervisor
J. Edgar 2011 special effects supervisor - as Steven Riley
Arena 2011 Video special effects supervisor
Super 8 2011 special effects supervisor - as Steven Riley
Flypaper 2011 special effects supervisor
Hereafter 2010 special effects supervisor: San Francisco - as Steven Riley
Krews 2010 special effects coordinator
Sorority Row 2009 special effects coordinator
The Smell of Success 2009 special effects supervisor
Gran Torino 2008 special effects supervisor - as Steven Riley
Changeling 2008 special effects supervisor - as Steven Riley
Rails & Ties 2007 special effects supervisor
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 special effects supervisor - as Steven Riley
Flags of Our Fathers 2006 special effects coordinator
The Island 2005 special effects: second unit
xXx: State of the Union 2005 special effects: second unit
The Aviator 2004 key special effects technician
Million Dollar Baby 2004 special effects coordinator - as Steven Riley
Alias 2004 Video Game special effects technician
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde 2003 special effects foreman
Mystic River 2003 special effects coordinator - as Steven Riley
The Hunted 2003 special effects
Blood Work 2002 special effects coordinator - as Steven Riley
Windtalkers 2002 special effects purchaser - as Steven Riley
Spider-Man 2002 special effects foreman
Pearl Harbor 2001 special effects
Almost Famous 2000 special effects foreman - uncredited
Space Cowboys 2000 special effects set coordinator
True Crime 1999 special effects
Magic Jersey 1998 TV Movie special effects supervisor: pilot episode
The Mask of Zorro 1998 special effects consultant - uncredited
Armageddon 1998 special effects foreman - uncredited
Hard Rain 1998 special effects technician
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 special effects coordinator: Savannah
The Devil's Own 1997 special effects
Absolute Power 1997 special effects coordinator - as Stephen Riley
Turbulence 1997 special effects technician
The Rock 1996 special effects - as Steven Riley
James and the Giant Peach 1996 special effects coordinator - as Steven Riley
Money Train 1995 special effects key
Waterworld 1995 special effects foreman
The Bridges of Madison County 1995 special effects coordinator
Outbreak 1995 special effects - as Steven Riley
The Specialist 1994 special effects
Blown Away 1994 special effects crew
I'll Do Anything 1994 special effects technician
Fatal Instinct 1993 special effects technician
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 TV Series special effects foreman - 1 episode
Sliver 1993 special effects technician - uncredited
Toys 1992 special effects foreman - uncredited
Batman Returns 1992 special effects technician - uncredited
Basic Instinct 1992 special effects technician
The Dark Wind 1991 special effects assistant
Child's Play 3 1991 special effects technician
V.I. Warshawski 1991 special effects assistant
Eve of Destruction 1991 special effects technician
The Rookie 1990 special effects
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 special effects technician

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Watch Dogs: Amazing Street Hack 2014 Short stunts
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure 2012 stunt rigger
The Smell of Success 2009 stunt rigger
Cloverfield 2008 stunts

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legal Eagles 1986 set constructor - uncredited
Stingray 1985 TV Movie set constructor - uncredited
Pete's Dragon 1977 set constructor - uncredited

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Country 2014 associate producer
Heathens and Thieves 2012 executive producer
Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust 2011 co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Is Lost 2013 the producers wish to thank
Red Sun, Black Sand: The Making of 'Letters from Iwo Jima' 2007 Video documentary short special thanks - as Steven Riley

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Special Effects Super 8 (2011) · Russell Earl
· Kim Libreri
· Dennis Muren
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Visual Effects Flags of Our Fathers (2006) · Michael Owens
· Matthew E. Butler
· Bryan Grill


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