Space Captain Rik

The Space Captain Rik project is an improvisational musical journey that transcends time and space. Each performance is unique and never to be repeated. This project is fronted by the Space Captain Rik himself. His unique blend of exquisite guitar tone combined with his extreme technical proficiency has earned him the moniker of Space Captain Rik. He has been described as the “Jackson Pollock of Sound.” Space Captain Rik describes it as the art of “Zen Guitar” playing.

Over the years, Space Captain Rik has performed with many bands, including Knundrum,
Zion Crossroads, Mother Earth Invasion, Dead Roses, Vagabond Caravan and more! He has also opened for “Here Come the Mummies,” “The Wailers,” and “Clarence Gatemouth Brown!” Space Captain Rik is available for performances as a solo artist or full band. For more information, contact [email protected], call/text 812-361-4847 or simply fill out this booking form.

Space Captain Rik – 7/25 at Big Woods Pizza in Nashville, IN

Here is a video of Space Captain Rik’s solo show at the Monroe County Airport Day in the summer of 2022. Behind him you will see the “Candy Drop” where the helicopter dropped candy and all the kids ran out to pick it up! It was truly a special day!

Below you will find a link to three YouTube videos from Space Captain Rik’s latest release. This recording was taken on 3-20-2022 at Lightning Heart Productions Studio in Bloomington, IN. This was a rehearsal session for Space Captain Rik featuring Space Captain Rik on Guitar, Jeremy Durham on Guitar, Pat Hayes on Bass Guitar, Opal Fly on Saxophone and Spence Taylor on Drums. Recorded on a single track and meant for band use only, this release may not be “perfect” in regards to recording/mixing, but it is perfect in its own way. It captures the sound and essence of the intentionally improvisational musical journeys of the Space Captain Rik project. This is our last recording session with our best friend and life-long bassist, Pat Hayes, before he suddenly passed away on 5/13/22 from a brain aneurysm. A portion of all proceeds from “Friendz of Pat” will be donated to Pat’s wife and child. “Live” recording mastered Brother Jahn Studios June 2022.

Patrick Nikita Hayes
Change (Sophisticated) Change Again
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