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Rick King

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

1. And I
2. Don't Call Me Anytime
3. I Can't Leave Now
4. Over, Before It Began
-All available on www.myspace.com/rickkingmusic

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Bio

Rick King’s passion for music began at a young age. Coming from a family where music is a way of life, it was only natural for the 9 year old to pick up a guitar. He grew up listening to his parents 50's and 60's rock, country and soul music. Being taught that good music and musicianship lies in all genres, he has always been open to all types of music which shows in his music today.

Born and raised in Toronto Rick was able to get out and perform early on in his career. At 14 he created his first band with his best friend and brother. They played in showcases and battle of the bands at venues like the El Mocombo and Kathedral. The band was heavily influenced by Metallica and won battle of the bands against competition that was better known, older and more experienced.

When Rick was 19, he started a new venture. Project: Feedbac, a 9-piece funk/rock/soul band fully equipped with a horn section, including 2 trumpets, a saxophone and a trombone. The band got a lot of attention for not only their unique music but their unique stage show. Including a re-enactment of a scene from Pulp Fiction, with wigs and wardrobe. With one member emerging in a big flashy purple pimp suit, with mandatory cane to finish the look. The band were hits at many shows and street festivals in and around the GTA, but unfortunately musical differences in the 9 piece band eventually took its toll.

Over the past few years Rick has thrown himself into his first solo project. He produced his first CD “I Can’t Leave Now”. He wrote and played every instrument except the trumpet which Frank Bozzo from Project: Feedbac supplied. He was also helped by Sabrina Paolella whose hauntingly beautiful voice perfectly compliments Rick’s.

"My melodies and lyrics are very personal and sentimental. Every song on this album is meaningful to me. They all try to tell a story of what I was feeling at that particular time, whether it was anger, sadness, happiness, or even sexual frustration. I have a very hard time expressing myself verbally, and I find if I write down what I'm feeling and transpose my words in a song, it can be very healthy and therapeutic." "I used to be focused on writing lyrics that rhymed. The words didn't mean anything, but they rhymed. Now I write with the intention of saying something that's important but try to put it in a very stylized and poetic form, and if they happen to rhyme, that's a bonus."