The Riley-Wyman Project
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The Riley-Wyman Project

Sacramento, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE | AFM

Sacramento, California, United States | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Folk Acoustic


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This band has not uploaded any videos



"Scope Magazine (full page ad)"

Scope Magazine wrote: " One of the best new bands to come around in a long time. It's difficult to place a genreto their music because they do not necessarily fit into one particular style. If you appreciate good music, regardless of your listening pleasure, you will definitely enjoy this album" - Scope Magazine

"Jeff Leisawitz - Indie Music Review"

"The lyrics create images in the listeners head. Well done"
"Anyone who loves the sensitivity of folk and the bite of 70's rock will understand the delicate swirls that transmit from this music" - Indie Music Review

"Dale Kawashima - Songwriter Universe"

"Let's Make It Clear is a pleasant, acoustic folk song capably performed and produced"
"The Storm Will Be Silent is a strong, blues-rock track. Excellent guitar playing throughout" - Songwriter Universe

"Redhorse records"

"A Great musical debut" - Redhorse Records

"Jason Sowinski, Triton Records, Inc."

"The musicianship is incredible. These guys have a lot of talent" - Triton Records, Inc.

"Mindquest by Lightword Publishing"

"No doubt about it, a future Grammy awaits"

"Dramatic, introspective lyrics and mesmerizing sounds" - Lightword Publishing

"Honorable Mention - Billboard World Song Contest"

Received "Honorable Mention" status from the "Billboard World Song Contest" Song: Lady Of Gold - Billboard

"UK Song Contest"

Semi-Finalist: UK Song Contest - Song - Starr Light - UK Song Contest

"Compilation CD- Song Accepted: Let's Make It Clear-Bullseye Records"

The Song "Let's Make It Clear" was accepted and placed on the Radio Compilation CD for Bullseye Records - Bullseye Records

"Compilation CD"

Starr Light was Semi Finalist for Song Of The Year
Starr Light made #1on record charts for two weeks in radio promotion - Sheheshe Media - Compilation CD - Song"Starr Light

"Acoustic Rainbow Compilation CD - Song:May Not Matter"

Acoustic Rainbow included May Not Matter on their Compilation Radio Promotion CD - Acoustic Rainbow

"Apache Rose Publishing - Best New Bands -"

Apache Rose Publishing - Included song: Magic Man - on their Best New Bands compilation CD - Radio Promotion - Apache Rose Publishing

"Apache Rose Pubishing - Best New Bands _Volume 2"

Apache Rose Publishing - included song: After Sage - Best New Bands - Volume 2 - Compilation CD - Apache Rose Publishing

"George Michaud"

"First, let me say that I see quite a nice talent in the writing of lyrics."

To be honest, I am rather impressed with your lyrics, music and overall presentation". - Song Evaluation

"The Steve Riley Band"

Country, Blues Folk, Rock and AC. The Steve Riley Band does it all. The Steve Riley Band consists of many fine musicians. Although Riley is the focus on this album "Miles From Nowhere", his supporting cast helps to make this a rich tapestry of guitars, keyboard, percussion and bass. - Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck

"May Not Matter"

The song's simple production privides a perfect music bed for the delicate lyrics and Steve's voice, which is like a cross between Dylan and Lou Reed. - Acoustic Rainbow Compilation CD

"#1 Artist Of The Week"

The Steve Riley Band is new to Sheheshe and jumped from the #10
position last week to take over the #1 position this week.

His album "Miles From Nowhere" has become a smash hit, with track#3, "Starr Light", winning all bets, hands down.

The song "Starr Light" has been nominated as "song of the year" along
with the great blues song by Barry McCabe entitled "Full Moon On Main Street. Both are outstanding blues songs. - Sheheshe Music Services

"Press Reviews"

"The album's lyrical prose matches up well with Riley's steadfast vocal approach and style."

"The vocals feature passages full of color and intensity."

"Wyman Harrell plays an inspired lead guitar throughout the recording, peeling of stinging riffs in soul stirrers like Magic Man".

"Rock,, Country, blues, folk and AC enthusiast alike will find The Riley-Wyman Project (2015) one of the more compelling and original releases of the new year."

"The variety of genre's covered in their new album, "A Musical Journey" leaves you wanting more." - Variety

"The Best of Riley-Wyman Project"

The Riley-Wyman Project have been a band for some time now and in all those years have accumulated a discography that would make fans of Cat Stevens and the Eagles smile wide. Now they have compiled their best on "A Musical Journey: The Best of Riley-Wyman Project.
"Blowing in the Wind" kicks off the record and it will remind you of an old friend. It's been awhile, but you pick right back up where you left off; like a familiar embrace. We head down a different path with "Lady of Gold". This one has a little more pep in it's step, like it's building up to something. Then, boom, it's time to strap on the dancing shoes and have a great time with this one. It sounds as if there is some Spanish flair in there as well. Then the tone is taken down with "Forever Young" with it's Johnny Cash vibe. That slowed down pace continues but the vocals lighten up with "Father and Son" for a sentimental musical adventure, or rather Journey. Rightfully titled, The Riley-Wyman Project is giving it their all and giving fans their beston this compilation that showcases all sides of the equally, from upbeat to the downtrodden, emotional. It's all there on "A Musical Journey: The Best of Riley-Wyman Project, out now. -

"Gigs Booked"

*104.7 FM IRAIDO LA - Lady of Gold 104.7 FM IRAIDO LA -Starr Light
*104.7 FM IRADIO FM -Let' Make It Clear
* 104.7 FM IRADIO FM - Summer Rain
*104.7 FM IRADIO FM - The Storm Will Be Silent
* Indie In-Tune Magizine * Crystal Blue Radio - Album Airplay
* UK Songwriting Contest - Starr Light (Semi-Finalist)
* Dr Lou Radio Show - Indie Artists and the Blues - Starr Light
* Independent Nation - Starr Light
* Independent Nation - The Storm Will Be Silent
* Evolution Promotion Artist Development Company
* IRL Music Group - Shopping Product Abroad
* Cross Harp Chronicles
* Apache Rose Publishing Presents: Best New Bands CD - Tomorrow
* Apache Rose Publishing Presents: Best New Bands CD - After Sage
* Apache Rose Publishing Presents: Best New Bands CD Magic Man
* Bullseye Records of Canada: Unisgned, Sealed and Delivered V1
(Let's Make It Clear - Sonicsbids


The Musical Journey and magical experience that is. This album all began in 2007 with The Steve Riley Band's first album release entitled "Miles From Nowhere". Due to the band's impeccable ability to produce amazing music with powerful messages, their first album was a success, gaining great recognition and even receiving major press from the Billboard World Song Contest.

Fast forward into the present, the Steve Riley Band has now "fully evolved" into The Riley-Wyman Project and proudly released their debut album entitled "A Musical Journey: The Best Of Riley-Wyman Project".

With a dash of country, a spoon full of rock and buckets of soul, The Riley-Wyman Project possesses a style and genre all their own that stirs up a recipe for successful and great music.

"The music will give you chills." -


Lady Of Gold  (Written about and dedicated to my lovely wife, Bonnie Riley.  My true Lady of Gold)

She waits in the distance...with memories and time.  She stands in the corner waiting in line.   She'll quietly wonder...never hearing the thunder.  She's paying her dues.  She'll never surrender her dreams or her blues.    And when the story has been told...A standing ovation will the Lady Of Gold

She stay's in the shadows....away from the light.  She dreams of younger days...plans another day...makes everything all right.  She'll always be monsters away.   You'll never see her pain.  She'll always protect you...from the rain  And when the story has been told...A standing ovation will the Lady of Gold.




In 2008, The Steve Riley Band released their first album entitled "Miles From Nowhere".  The album was a major buzz in the industry and created  a heavy fan base.  In 2011, the group changed their name to "The Riley-Wyman Factor".  They released a four (4) song EP for radio airplay entitled "The Riley-Wyman Factor",in June 2011.   All four songs on the EP received rave reviews and positive accolades from both music fans and music professionals. (radio, producers, compilation CD's, etc.) 

The band has just released their new album entitled "A Musial Journey: The Best of the Riley-Wyman Project" (5 songs from Miles From Nowhere, 4 songs from the EP and 3 new songs that have been recently recorded.  The 12 song album is already beginning to cause an excitement about the return of Steve Riley and Wyman Harrell to the music scene.

The album is already receiving radio airplay and is on sale at most "digital download locations (CDBaby, iTunes, etc.) as well a most record stores.

The album also contains four (4) cover songs from two of Steve Riley's "favorite artists".  (Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens)  The band uses their own style while maintaining the integrity of the original recordings.

Several "invited guests" add their musical talent in several of the songs.  Instruments include Violin, Piano, Harmonica, Ukelele, Bango, Steele Guitar, percussion( drums and bongo), slide guitar and  organ.  Also, D Higgins has added his great voice and harmony with his background vocals.  Steve Riley and Wyman Harrell have assembled a talented group of artists and have written and arranged a beautifully played "Musical Journey."    Enjoy 


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