“Rik Emmett Interview – Triumph
“Courage and convictions – that’s a muscle you have to develop…”
How Rik got started in the music business, Triumph’s first gig, a scary record company transaction and why Rik ultimately left Triumph – and a moving story behind why the band members made up, years later… playing the US Festival (250,000 people), playing with George Benson, Steve Morse, Steve Vai… favorite songs he wrote, best decision he ever made, mellowing, and what happens when you get 8 free guitar lessons. Really cool and very sincere guy, first class all the way:
Rik was the guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter for Triumph. While Rik was with the band, Triumph released 7 Platinum and 10 Gold LPs in Canada. In 1988, Rik left Triumph to focus on a solo career and has since released 20 studio & live LPs.”
Banger Films, in association with Revolver Films and Bell Media’s streaming service Crave, is currently in production on “TRIUMPH: LAY IT ON THE LINE”, the first-ever feature documentary about the dramatic career of the legendary Canadian power trio. And now, the producers are inviting a limited number of fans to be part of the action.
In the “triumphant” spirit of the film, Banger is giving a group of lucky fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a special event that will be filmed for the documentary. The intimate and interactive celebration is scheduled for Saturday November 16, 2019 in the Greater Toronto Area, and it’s a chance for the attendees to explore the story of the group, interact with rare artifacts and iconic props from the Triumph legacy, and of course, hang out with the band themselves. More than that, it’s a chance for Triumph to say thank you to the fans who have stuck with them for over thirty years.
For details, visit: http://www.triumphmusic.com/superfan-fantasy/
Multi-platinum and Gold Record award-winning hard rock band, Triumph, comprised of Rik Emmett (guitar, vocals), Mike Levine (bass, keyboards) and Gil Moore (drums, vocals), with hit songs including “Lay It On The Line,” “Magic Power” and “Fight The Good Fight”, are among the inductees for Canada’s Walk Of Fame 2019.
Canada’s Walk Of Fame announced the names of its 2019 Inductees today. The Inductees represent the organization’s pillars of recognition: Sports and Athletics; Arts and Entertainment; Business and Entrepreneurship; and Science, Technology and Innovation. Inductions will be held at the Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on November 23, 2019, followed by a star-studded gala celebration. The show will be broadcast in December on CTV.Read the entire article on BraveWords online: http://bravewords.com/news/triumph-among-inductees-for-canada-s-walk-of-fame-2019-inductee-reel-streaming
“There’s a benefit on June 9 at the Port House in Port Credit Ontario, for a soundman who’s a guy I grew up with, Bernie Sandor. I’m going to get up and sing “My Old School” with the tribute band “Pretzel Logic” (which RES 9 drummer Paul DeLong also plays in: and my pal Mike Shotton is lead singer). This will be a great night of music — many bands, including Oakland Stroke (a fantastic Tower of Power cover band) and Hotel California, an Eagles cover band. “
TRIUMPH TO RECEIVE “LEGENDS OF LIVE” AWARD on Friday May 10th, during Canadian Music Week. This award is to recognize an artist who has made great contributions to the Canadian music industry through live music touring and concerts.
All 3 members of Triumph – Rik Emmett, Mike Levine, and Gil Moore will be in attendance to accept this prestigious award.
Now in its 37th year, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining multifaceted information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; awards shows and the nation’s largest new music festival which spans 7 nights of performances (May 6 – 12), over 600 showcasing bands at more than 40 live music venues in downtown Toronto.
Rik is taking a hiatus from touring. Any updates will be posted here as soon as they are available.