Rock Quartet format: Rik with Dave Dunlop (guitar), Steve Skingley (bass), and Mike Churchill (drums)
Previously known as The Docks Waterfront Entertainment Complex or The Docks, the Sound Academy is a concert hall/nightclub with a capacity of 3,230 occupants over 13,240 square feet (1,230 m2) of floor space located in largely industrial Port Lands area of the city along the shore of Toronto Harbour.
An Intimate Evening with Rik Emmett
Featuring Rik Emmett and Steve Skingley
Ticket price includes dinner & show.
Also appearing: Jack De Keyzer
Jack de Keyzer is a Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and 7X Maple Blues award winning artist, blues guitarist, singer, song writer and producer and is considered one of the finest blues guitarists working today. The British born, Canadian resident’s career has spanned over three decades. De Keyzer has released 6 CD’s and 1 DVD as a leader and appeared as a session guitarist on hundreds of recordings. As a session guitarist he has appeared with many artists including Etta James, Otis Rush, John Hammond Jr., Ronnie Hawkins, Duke Robillard, Robert Gordon, Willy Big Eyes Smith, Bo Diddley & Blue Rodeo. Jack de Keyzer’s songs have also appeared in video; rock & blues radio charts; other artists CD’s (Prairie Oyster’s Platinum CD Everyone Knows); TV soundtracks and in Motion Pictures.
A proficient and versatile vocalist and award-winning guitarist, Rik Emmett is one of Canada’s most respected musicians. As a founding member of Triumph, Rik is best known as a premier rock guitarist. Rik’s diverse playing styles incorporate rock, blues, jazz, classical, bluegrass and flamenco techniques. He masterfully blends multiple genres producing a show reminiscent of his earlier work. Accompanied by Steve Skingley, this solo acoustic show is not be missed!