Rick Gunn

Rick Gunn

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Rick Gun is a gifted singer/songwriter who creates songs that have unforgettable melodies, emotional lyrics and infectious rhythms.

Biography

Rick Gun is a gifted singer/songwriter hailing from Nova Scotia. Rick’s songs have unforgettable melodies, emotional lyrics and infectious rhythms. His second album “The Real Thing”, released in October 2002, is comprised of moving ballads, pop songs and dance music that demonstrate Rick’s diversity as an artist.

Rick's singing and songwriting talent is the result of a lifetime of musical exploration. Rick began writing songs at age eleven, setting him off on the journey to pursue his lifelong passion. Determined to understand all aspects of music, Rick began to study many styles of music from classical to jazz. At fifteen, Rick discovered his love for singing and began voice lessons.

During his youth, Rick competed in many music festivals in piano, voice and bass, winning the provincial voice class in 1996 and went on to compete in the International Young Singer of the Year competition in Wales before attending university for his bachelor degree in music.

Rick has much experience in radio, television and theatre. After he released his debut album “So Normal” in 1998, Rick began to tour. Performing at festivals, schools, malls and auditoriums around the Maritime Provinces where he quickly built a strong fan base.

Since the release of “The Real Thing”, Rick has been busy. He launched the CD with a special concert tour across Nova Scotia in support of Kids Help Phone. The tour was presented by CTV/ATV. His first single "Gone By" was released to radio in April and received airplay across the Maritimes and was picked up as far away as Ireland.

In addition, the 28-year-old Elmsdale resident has performed on the mainstage during the 2003 Halifax Natal Day celebrations; an acoustic concert at Kipawo Arts Centre in Wolfville; given an in-store performance at Radioland in the Halifax Shopping Centre; had four shows for the East Coast Music Association's Soundwaves program; was interviewed and performed on Radio FreECMA, Global Noon and Breakfast Television; had a four show tour in New Brunswick; finished in the top ten for the Winterlights songwriting contest and performed at numerous schools in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with his “Pop Quiz” show. Furthermore, Rick sings in the popular vocal jazz quartet "The Novelty Salesmen" and during the 2002 Nova Scotia Music Week Rick led the Pop Goes Nova Scotia music workshop for teens with choreographer Stacy Conley.

Upcoming projects include a trip to Nashville for songwriting development and live performances with the Nashville Songwriting Association and BMI sponsored workshops.

Discography

The Real Thing - 2002
Track #10 - Gone By has received airplay at numerous radio stations in Atlantic Canada and one in Ireland.
So Normal - 1998

Set List

Set consists of 20 - 90 minutes of original music.