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(Music for third part of segment: "When the Lights Go Down.") In 1988 the original members of Triumph performed their last show in Toronto. (Cue: photo of band members bowing in front of a crowd.) More on Rik Emmett, when we return.
(Music to be played during first part of segment: "Gasoline.")
(Voice-over): These days, Rik has forgotten about Triumph (cue: video of Rik in home studio, jamming) and is back making music his way. Since leaving Triumph, the guitar technician has released six solo albums, including a "trilogy" set on Open House Records of three distinctly different guitar styles: classical, jazz and blues.
(Music for second part of segment: "Magic Power.") Rik now lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with his wife and four children. (Cue: video of Rik catching ball with kids.) He usually performs live with only himself and a couple guitars. Any type of music, rock, classical, jazz, blues, even Triumph songs, is fair game.
(Direct quote from Rik on tape): "Music's about communicating....It has to be universal for me. I want to communicate. I don't wanna lose anybody. I want to do something for little kids and grandpa."
(Music for third part of segment: "Hold On.") Rik Emmett has triumphed over his past as a successful, dedicated rock music performer. (Cue: photo of Rik, laughing/ smiling.)
(Direct quote from Rik on tape): "I've been doing this long enough. I started recording when I was 22. I think I've learned plenty of ways to skin a cat."
Rik Emmett. A true Where Are They Now? star. Thanks for watching. Stay tuned for VH1's Where'd the Flava Go?... Rap Stars of the '80s. Coming up next!
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Rik Emmett performs Sunday, November 14, at 8 p.m. at Main Street Theater, 4617 Montrose (at Highway 59). Advance tickets are available only by calling Andrew, (713)627-3734.
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