Every highway has its share of bumps, but the Rik Reese band (Formerly known as Rik Reese & Neon Highway) sure knows how to dodge and swerve. Coined by their fans and peers as one of the hardest working bands in Atlantic Canada, the band has had their share of triumphs and tragedies. A highlight in the band's career was in 2011 when they opened for Country Superstar Toby Keith, but tragedy struck just hours later when their bassist; Pete King, was killed in a motorcycle/moose collision returning from the show. Today, a corner stone of the Cavendish Beach Music Festival Main Stage has been engraved as a Pete memorial; the stage of his final performance.
Through perseverance and fan support, Rik Reese has come out swinging with a stellar line up of committed and talented musicians. From intimate, acoustic shows to large scale festivals, Rik's a natural performer who connects with his audience and the solid musicianship and passion of the band fills the stage at every performance.
As CMT Host Casey Clarke said: "These guys are all about the live show".
Rik Reese has opened for :
Big & Rich
The Kentucky Headhunters