RIKKI LA ROUGE:BIOGRAPHY Rikki La Rouge''s father and grandmother bought her her first Peavey mic and amp system in 1988. The first time that Rikki performed on stage was in 1992 as a part of a tap group routine to the song "Chattanooga Choo Choo" in a dance recital called "From His Hands". In 1993, after Rikki heard the music of Prince Rikki''s dream of being in the music business began. First she started singing and writing her own songs. In the beginning under Prince''s influence Rikki learned a lot about singing, writing songs and life. She started out as a "garage singer/songwriter", she used to go to a garage for hours and sing, come up with lyrics, rap and have a good time doing it. Alot of the music that she made captured the spirit of a jam band. Rikki La Rouge was in was the 2002 Interact Talent Show. She performed the Spanish Selena classic "Como La Flor." At the end she received a standing ovation that lasted for several minutes. In 2003 Rikki became a BMI songwriter. In the past she had made music in English and Spanish as well as in many genres of music and her bilingual song catalog would come to reflect that before switching to Metal. Her main influences in Metal were Ozzy Osbourne and Poison. From her BMI song catalog Rikki took all of her Metal songs and assembled a Metal repertoire. The year 2004 saw big changes for Rikki La Rouge first with the new name and genre and second her arrival in cyber space with the launch of her website. Rikki La Rouge had a #2 single on Funender Metal chart with a song called "One Poison Apple" in 2006 also with "STONEBUSH" reaching #13 on HardAxe. In August of the following year Rikki La Rouge was named one of the artists of the month on Metal Sanaz street team profile on Myspace. Notable names in Metal and Hard Rock who have checked out Rikki La Rouge via her Myspace profile are as follows the original lead singer of Anthrax Neil Turbin , the original lead singer of AC/DC Dave Evans, and Matt Kramer of Saigon Kick fame. As well as new Metal acts Echoes of Eternity and from the show Battle for Ozzfest: Level-C and Guilt by Association. Rikki La Rouge did a 2 year tour of cyberspace hitting over 100 music websites an equivalent to doing 100 cities beginning in 2004 ending in 2006 at this time her sound was a mix of Metal: Thrash, Metal, and Death Metal. Independently releasing "Deadly Faith" featuring "One Poison Apple" on her own label Anvil Sapien Records. In December 2007 Rikki La Rouge became part of the Sinister Music INC. family and signed on to be a part of compilation Vol. 65 with "ONE POISON APPLE" handed out on a couple dates of the Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Zombie/In This Moment tour. -Valerie Rogowski
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