Steve Reid, percussionist and extraordinary rhythm maniac, is a recognizable name to many music enthusiasts. He has played on over 1200 recordings, and many popular TV shows including a year as a member of “The Late Show band” and the 7-year success Home Improvement. Steve has produced several gold records internationally and has a collection of six solo works. He was named Jazziz Magazine "Percussionist Of The Year" four consecutive times and received Drum Magazine’s "World Music Percussionist of the Year." He has toured the world extensively as a member of Supertramp and as a founding member of the Rippingtons, one of the most successful pop-jazz groups of the last two decades. The Rippingtons were awarded five #1 billboard sales awards). Steve’s work with the legendary Miles Davis whom quoted Steve as "One of the most imaginative percussionists of the decade." was a pinnacle in the young percussionists career. Steve Jumped into the multi-media and gaming arena early, as head sound designer for the Virgin records CD Rom Of the Year! “The Rolling Stones, Welcome To The Voodoo Lounge.” Still with a hunger to perform live Steve’s recent touring and recording credits include The Rhythm Devils Featuring Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzman, The Rippington's 20th anniversary CD and DVD set. and the stunning performing arts group The Mutaytor, Recent TV credits include the new hit show “The Secret Live Of The American Teenager on ABC Family. Currently Steve has been busy designing and building several recording studios for his new company Art 2 Ear Acoustical Design. “We Just finished a large recording complex in Malibu for “Rudawg Records” It was a remarkable project with cutting edge acoustical treatment. Were very happy in the way it sounds. A complimentary fusion of art and acoustics.” Steve currently tours internationally with Keiko Matsui and is producing several LA based acts at his Production facility The Sonic Jungle.
Multi Media Credits
FLIPPER (interactive CD-ROM) (UNIVERSAL)
THE ROLLING STONES, VOODOO LOUNGE (Interactive CD ROM / VIRGIN) Lead sound designer and audio mixing
RHYTHM CHILD interactive learning seres(SOFT BIT) wrote and produced
STEVE REID'S DEFINITIVE PERCUSSION multi format sampling CDR Played all percussion edited, mixed and produced.
BIT HEADS STEVE REID'S SIGNATURE WORLD PERCUSSION sample library. Played all percussion Edited mixed and produced.
SYNCLAVIER PERCUSSION SAMPLE LIBRARY / Played all percussion
FAIRLIGHT PERCUSSION LIBRARY / Played all percussion
Various sampling sessions for Rolland and Kurtzwell / Engineered and Mixed.
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER ABC Family
HOME IMPROVEMENT (DISNEY)
BEVERLY HILLS 90210 (SPELLING)
NAKED TRUTH (FOX)
UNIVERSITY NURSES (SPELLING)
BIG DADDY'S BAR-B- QUE (UNIVERSAL)
GARY SHANDLING SHOW
THE ROYAL FAMILY
GIRLS OF SPRING BREAK (PLAYBOY)
CAROL AND COMPANY
THE NEW ODD COUPLE
STRIPPED TO KILL II (ORION)
PUTTIN' ON THE KIDS Dick Clark
PUTTIN' ON THE HITS Dick Clark
JOAN RIVERS The Late Show / Fox
LATE NIGHT WITH ARSENIO HALL / Fox
MARRIED TO THE MOB
CAROL BURNETTE SHOW
Name: Steve Reid
Lives in: North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California
Company: Art 2 Ear Music
Occupation: Music Composer, Music Supervisor, Musician, Producer, Singer, Sound Designer and Sound Mixer
Unique traits: Play and own Over 1000 unique ethnic and contemporary Percussion Instruments From all over the world