Rick Houke

H 2Born in Monroe Mich. July 1966.  I picked up guitar at age 11 from an older neighbor who played folk music.  Growing up in the 70’s as a teenager, I had an endless supply of guitar God’s to be influenced by.  I played in my first rock n roll band my freshman year in high school with a few upperclassmen and it all came to me; I wanted to be a guitarist in a rock band for the rest of my life.

Once I graduated, I was on a quest to form a working band.  “Joint Effort” was formed, a loose classic rock band that did guitar heavy jams. It lasted from mid 1980 to 1990.   Then it was off to form a harder rock/metal band, with a taste of southern rock.  This band lasted through the early 1990’s, big gigs, a lot of bars.  We went by the name of “Friction.”  About 1994 I hooked up with a well known local band called “Yankee Road”.  We played whatever was brand new that week, mainly new rock alternative / guitar laden classics, with some original songs.  We lasted to the late 1990’s.  It was then that I decided to take a break.  I took up racing motocross and sitting in with local bands and friends, while raising two little girls and writing children’s songs, comedy songs and new folk tunes.  Then the opportunity came to play with Detroit talent and now I feel right at home.

8 Comments

  • Lacey raine said on Jan 13, 2015 5:38 pm

    I love you daddy and I just learned some new stuff about you. I think its really cool what you do. And I know you think my favorite band is Nirvana, it’s really frijid pink because my favorite person in the world, plays in it. He’s really cool, awesome, and I love him, and I call him daddy. My daddy is awesome and frijid pink is an awesome band that rocks really hard

    • Chas said on Feb 5, 2015 1:40 pm

      Hi Lacey,
      Thank you for the great compliment to your dad. We don’t call him Daddy but we think he’s cool and awesome too! 😉
      Thanks for your support,
      Frijid Pink

  • bella houke said on Nov 4, 2015 1:55 pm

    hi love you so much

    • Chas said on Nov 13, 2015 5:12 pm

      Bella, your dad says, “I love you too!” and, “Come join the band!”
      Keep rockin!
      Chas

  • gooby said on Dec 14, 2015 9:00 pm

    i need to know your guys relationships for a school project is that ok

    • Chas said on Jan 26, 2016 5:59 pm

      Gooby, I don’t understand your question. What do you mean by relationships?

      Regards,

      Chas

  • bella houke said on Mar 16, 2017 11:11 am

    hey its bella a few years later i used frigid pink for my ban project in life management and i get to act like i manage your band and i love you guys all so much i want to be able to play the guitar as good as my dad one day (ricky is my dad)

    • Chas said on Mar 28, 2017 10:35 am

      Hi Bella,
      Your dad is a great guitarist so you’re going to have to practice practice practice to match his skill level. With that said, I know that you can do it if you set your mind to it.
      Thanks for the comment and for the love!
      Best Regards,
      Frijid Pink

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