Director/Director of Photography/editor

Matthew Wilkinson is a much in demand young filmmaker sought after for his vibrant tones as a cinematographer and his street wise expertise as a director.

He has directed many underground music videos and shorts. Whilst showing his photography in galleries in Europe, collaborating with Painters, Sculptors and other filmmakers his work encompasses all disciplines of the visual arts.

He is currently in pre-production on his next feature Punk Rock Cop.

Producer/conception/editor

As a teenager, Tarka Cordell worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood, writing two feature films and three shorts from 1987-1990. Rob Reiner described his first as 'The Easy Rider of the 80's'; this resulted in a contract with MGM/UA. Tarka has since enjoyed a diverse and successful career in the music business working along side legendary producers Jack Nietzsche, Jimmy Miller and Denny Cordell. A top class record producer in his own right, Tarka has produced five acclaimed albums including one of his own compositions. He has worked with many bands including The Lemonheads and The Cranberries; has been a guitar for hire with the likes of Marianne Faithful, Evan Dando and CC Adcock; composed music for a slew of television commercials; was taught the guitar under the protective wing of Keith Richards and has had recording contracts with numerous record companies. Sadly he took his own life in the Spring of 2008. Tarka is succeeded by his brother, ex Island Records A&R Executive and co-founder of Room 609 Records and Films Barney Cordell, who is now working as the executive producer on the production.

Lafayette born CC Adcock, a musician of meteoric talent, has packed a lot of living into his 38 years with long stints slinging guitar with Bo Diddley and Buckwheat Zydeco, two highly acclaimed solo records, four theatre film scores, Grammy nominated album productions and thousands of live shows worldwide.

He was recently picked by Oscar winning director William Friedkin, to do the music for his latest film, set in the South. Form many years CC has had a complete command of the influences of his region, bringing together old and young to nurture and further the true sounds of Acadiana and Louisiana.

Considered a formidable talent and a legacy artist by many including legendary record producers Jack Nitzsche and Denny Cordell, CC has played and recorded with the best of them and is without doubt one of the South's brightest rising stars. CC is a founding member of Lil' Band O' Gold.

Warren Storm, born in Vermillion Parish, Louisiana in 1937, is considered the "Godfather of Swamp Pop". At the age of 74, his voice is still second to none. Warren has been responsible for dozens of national and regional hit records since he first broke the US charts in 1958 with 'The Prisoner Song', selling 250,000 copies. He toured the South in support of The Prisoners Song, performing on show bills with Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.

Working at the legendary Jay Miller studios in Crowley, Louisiana, Warren was also hired as the "in house" drummer, playing on numerous Blues hits from the likes of Lightening Slim, Slim Harpo, Lonesome Sundown, Lazy Lester, Carol Flan, and many others.

Warren is indeed a living legend and holds places in the Louisiana and Texas Hall of Fame and Gulf Coast Hall of Fame. He sings and plays drums for Lil' Band O' Gold.

Mr. Richard Landry. Jazzman "Dickie" Landry plays his "own kind" of sax. When Dickie has to play he has to play and people such as Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon, The Phillip Glass Ensemble. Laurie Anderson and The Talking Heads have reaped the rewards of his unique styling and pioneering use of quadraphonic delay. He is also considered a pioneer of conceptual art and installation, having working with Richard Serra, Gordon matte-Clark and Rauschenberg in the early 60s. Born in Cecelia, Louisiana, Dickie is still revered there as the man who can do it all and fix any problem.

At 73 years old he is rarely seen on any given night without his sax, wandering the streets of Lafayette and the world sitting in with everyone. He can be heard on last year's release by the UK experimental pop success The Big Pink. His own groundbreaking solo recording Fifteen Saxophones has just been re-released and is as fresh and as surprising as it was when it was originally released in 1977. Dickie is the archetypal Cajun Renaissance Man. He plays saxophone for Lil' Band O' Gold.

Steve Riley grew up in the prairie town of Mamou, Louisiana, where French is spoken on the street; the national holiday is Mardi Gras and a poor family is one without a fiddler or accordion player.

By the age of 12, Steve was considered an accordion prodigy and by 13 he had been discovered by and was touring Europe with, the founding father of Cajun music, Dewey Balfa. In 1991, Steve started his own band, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys, who have recorded ten albums, won countless awards and been nominated for three Grammy Awards.

He was recently featured on several tracks on Eric Clapton's latest record and just released a genre redefining solo record that has spawned several regional hit singles. Steve is widely considered one of the world's premier accordion players. He sings and plays the accordion for Lil' Band O' Gold.

David Egan is one of America's premier song writers, having written songs for Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Johnny Adams, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and many others.

David has recently released two critically acclaimed solo records with his new band 20 Years of Trouble.

David writes, plays piano and sings with Lil' Band O' Gold.

 

Pat Breaux has long been considered one of the greatest saxophonists forged from the South Louisiana Cajun honky-tonk scene.

Pat has toured and performed with the likes of Beau Soleil, Red Beans & Rice and John Fogerty.

He is the grandson of Cajun music pioneer Amade Breaux, who has been credited with writing Louisiana's unofficial state anthem "Jolie Blon".

Pat plays saxophone and accordion for Lil' Band O' Gold.

Born in 1940 into a family of musicians, Tommy McLain is considered a founding father of Swamp Pop music.

In 1966, with the Boogie Kings, he cut a record for Floyd Soileauis's Jin label that resulted in the multimillion-selling smash 'Sweet Dreams'.

He has never stopped performing and has enjoyed much success and recognition the world over, touring with the Rolling Stones, ZZ Top and the Yardbirds. He has even found time to be ordained as a catholic minister.

He continues to spread his gospel of love and music on his weekly radio show in Radio Maria broadcast from Alexandria, Louisiana.

Lil' Buck is unquestionably one of the world's greatest living blues guitar players. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1940, Buck still lives in the same house on St. Charles Street.

He has played with everyone from Percy Sledge to Alan Toussaint to Joe Tex, and most notably spent 14 years as a guitar player for the undisputed "King of Zydeco", Clifton Chenier (playing for Clifton's Arhoolie recordings).

Buck has recorded several solo albums including the classic, 'The Buck Starts Here', helmed by ALan Toussain. His classic cuts, 'Cat Scream", and 'Monkey in a Sack', recorded back in 1967 are considered by many collectors to be some of the first funk tunes ever recorded.

Richard Comeaux is flat out the best pedal-steel player in Louisiana and is currently signed to Capital Records with his band River Road.

Richard plays pedal steel for Lil' Band O' Gold. 'Comeaux's pedal-steel playing, rarely heard in Louisiana acts these days outside of country bands, straddles those melodies like a graceful tightrope walker.' Austin American Statesman

Dave Ranson has played bass with John Hiatt and Sonny Landreth for the last 30 years. He lives on a houseboat in the swamps. Dave plays bass for Lil' band O' Gold.

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