Rik Emmett gained international notoriety as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph. Four gold & platinum decades in the music biz have provided entry into the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame, the Music Industry Hall of Fame and the Junos Hall of Fame, with a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various categories garnered along the way. A morphing, moving target, Rik followed up Smooth Jazz awards in ’05 and ’06, with the worldwide release of a prog rock project called Airtime in ‘07.
His latest 2011 release is the 17th of his independent career, based out of rikemmett.com. Entitled reCOVERy Room 9, it’s an acoustic duo with Dave Dunlop, featuring nine cover songs from a wildly eclectic range of pop music.
Continuing his commitment to prolific and conscientious music-making, with no less than three new solo releases slated for 2012, Rik remains an innovative music educator of long standing with Humber College in Toronto, and is the Artistic Director of the annual Songstudio Songwriting Workshop.