OUR STORY...


       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".





 
Performed at Cavendish Beach Music Fest:

2010 w/ Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum
2011 w/ Johnny Reid, Brad Paisley
2012 w/ Alabama, Rascal Flatts
2013 w/ Dwight Yoakam, Kenny Chesney, Dixie Chicks


2014 w/ Lady A, Hunter Hayes

2015 w/ Keith Urban, Eric Church, The Mavericks

Testimonials

"People need to see the Rik Reese band live. They are all about the live show"
    - Casey Clark, CMT Host

"This Top 12 Canadian Country album should put Rik Reese in the National Spotlight"
    - Larry Delaney, Country Music News

"Rik Reese & band delivered (3) professional performances. I’m a fan now! We look forward to their return!"
    - Kevin L. Meyer - Exec Director, Meridian Entertainment Group/Cavendish Beach Fest

"Receiving a standing ovation for an up-tempo performance, we are very pleased that we invited Rik Reese band to this year’s festival"
    - Tom Hoyt - Chair, Maritime Country Fest 08'/09'

“Rik Reese & band are the KISS of country music and Rik Reese is a well polished force to reckon with. He strikes me as the Paul Stanley of country/rock"
    - Jeff Liberty, JLArtists.com

"This album by Rik Reese is like a Music filled Treasure chest, not trying to copy but rather create a refreshing mix of music with out any compromise."
    - Max W. Achatz, COUNTRY JUKEBOX (Germany)

"Canadian Country Rockers, Rik Reese & band certainly know how to rock a crowd. Proof of that is in them recently being selected to open for Legendary Scottish Rockers, NAZARETH"
    - Woodstock, Carleton Arena

 

Achievements

Canadian Music Week-Toronto, ON: Official Showcasing Artist

Music New Brunswick Nominees:
Video of the Year 

Music New Brunswick Nominees:
Group Recording of the Year 

Music New Brunswick Nominees:
Country Album of the Year
 

East Coast Music Award Nominees: 
Country Album of the Year 

Country Music News : 
Canadian Country Albums of the Decade List 

Country Music News:
Top 12 Canadian Country Album of the Year 

East Coast Music Award: 
Fan Choice of the Year Nominees 

CMT:
Featured Artist of the week