Rich "Rock" Priske
|Born||August 19, 1967|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, keyboards|
|Matthew Good, DSK, Bif Naked, Real McKenzies Jon Bos Band|
Rich "Rock" Priske (born August 29, 1967) is a Canadian artist , activist, humanitarian, poet, painter, motivational speaker and a musician/bassist born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has long been active in the BC music scene, and has played bass and/or written songs for Art Bergmann, DSK, ShoCore, Chrome Dog, Bif Naked and Real McKenzies, and others. Priske is most widely known for playing bass guitar and keyboards in the Canadian band Matthew Good Band. After the band's dissolution in 2002, he kept playing with Matthew Good until the end of the In a Coma tour in the Fall of 2005. Rich is one of the subjects of the Real McKenzies biography written by Chris Walter (GFY Press). He currently lives in Kelowna and plays in the Jon Bos band. www.jonbosrocks.com/band
Rich is also an avid writer, contributing to weblogs as a "citizen journalist" for kitsilano.ca, and others. He has also contributed many technical and instructional articles to magazines such as CM (Canadian Musician). Priske also wrote for Wine Trails, and other wine-industry publications. Rich has a long history with the web, he was an early adopter of what is now known as "web logging" or "blogging", beginning with his popular "Notes From The Road" feature on the now defunct Matthew Good Band website, circa 2001. He keeps a blog on Blogger, but updates it rarely.
Rich is also involved in BC's thriving film and theatre industry, on stage and both in front of and behind the camera. As well as appearing in many music videos, Rich has had bit parts in films like Red Scorpion 2, and Hard Core Logo, and has appeared on stage in productions of Cabaret and You Can't Take It with You. Behind the scenes, Rich is active in the Art Department, earning an Emmy nomination for 2008's "Tinman".
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