Rik Emmett & RESolution 9

Played 2018

About Rik Emmett & RESolution 9

Rik’s RES 9 album was released in November of 2016 for the MASCOT / PROVOGUE label, out of Rotterdam. Emmett is a strong believer in teamwork, and to him, the overall vibe of RES 9 lies in the brotherhood and camaraderie shared amongst the band that made this special music together.

The RESolution9 band itself is comprised of Rik’s touring quartet, with Dave Dunlop on guitar, Steve Skingley on bass and keyboards, and Paul DeLong on drums. Dunlop and Skingley also co-produced the album with Emmett.  The project continues the positivity that has become a hallmark of Rik’s career.  Emmett says: “There’s a lyric line on there about raising a joyful noise — I still like to do that.”

The ultimate goal for Rik and his band is to connect with as many people as possible. “I still want to make positive music and offer people something that’s motivating and inspiring — and I want to do it for myself too. I need music, and music can provide that lifeline for me.”

HISTORY IN BRIEF — Rik Emmett 2017

After five decades in the biz, the adjectives ‘prolific’ and ‘eclectic’ frequently pop up in Rik Emmett’s profiles.  Following over a dozen platinum albums from his Triumph years, he’s produced 19 more as a non-platinum indie, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to folk to classical – which led to the making of a new full-blown rock record again in 2016, RES 9, for the MASCOT / PROVOGUE label on a worldwide deal.

International notoriety earned Rik entry into three Canadian Halls of Fame, and a star on the Walk of Fame in his old hometown.  He’s also  picked up a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards from different organizations, in various style categories, along the way.

Author of a GUITAR PLAYER magazine column for over a dozen years, the resulting compilation instruction book, “For The Love of Guitar”, was rated #4 in Shawn Persinger’s review of “The 50 Greatest Guitar Books”.  As a music educator, Mr. E. remains humbly proud of his long-standing inclusion on the heavily-respected Humber College faculty, where he’s taught Songwriting, Music Business and Directed Studies.  He’s also the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Songstudio Songwriting Workshop in Toronto, which he launched with his pal, Blair Packham, 13 summers ago.

What Passengers Think

This was our first RLC, we REALLY wanted to do this one because of Uriah Heep and The Circle. The fact that Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Company were on it also just sweetened the pot. It was our first time seeing Todd Rundgren, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Artimus Pyle and Elvin Bishop, who were all great! We caught parts of some of the other bands and unfortunately some not at all. We didn’t leave the ship at all because there just too much GREAT music!
The artist we met were all very nice. Loved the Meet and Greets. And now we have new bands to follow.
My only complaints ( and they wouldn’t stop my husband and I from returning) were the saving of the chairs with towels, and the staff in the buffet room seemed ill equipped to handle the crowds, which were predictable. Also, I thought the buffet room should have had longer daytime hours, that would have helped with tables not available. But we weren’t there for the food or the destination. We were there for the non stop music. Gary Hoey and the All Star Jam was the best surprise, we didn’t move for 3 hours, didn’t want to miss a second of that great show. Gary was a terrific host.
We will be back! Oh and fun swag too!

Beckie Webster, Terrific Beckie Webster, Terrific

This was my 11th cruise overall but my First RLC! And I can simply say it’s the BEST I have been on. It was more than anything I could have imagined. Everyone was there for one purpose, and that was to ROCK OUT! I loved all the bands, I loved how everyone was just happy (tough to come across now adays). I am HOOKED. I initially didn’t think I’d be able to attend VII, (going on a Hawaiian cruise in April 2019), but I’m working it to make it happen (my suite mates already booked me so I have a room, just gotta figure out $$-but I’LL BE THERE). I met so many great people, the music is my genre of music and it’s just a great time! Looking forward to many more, and it really is for a great cause (NAHA). m/ ROCKSTAR!!!!

Jeni, This Cruise Was Meant for ME! Jeni, This Cruise Was Meant for ME!