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Rick Kent

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S2 E40 RICK KENT Drummer for: The Vibrants, Rita Pavone, Springfield Revival, Mount Lofty Rangers, Keystone Angels, and more. Author of "A Vibrant Life"

BAND IT ABOUT - Podcast Series

RICK KENT joins me in The Engine Room to discuss his musical journey which began in Adelaide during the 60s Rock 'N' Roll days with The Firebirds who became The Vibrants. The Vibrants moved to Melbourne in 1966, and had several charting hits, "Something About You, Baby", "My Prayer", "Don't Let Your Left Hand Know", and "How Sweet It Is". After leaving the band Rick went on to run his own music schools in Perth, The Perth Jingle Workshop. He then lived in England for two years, and joined popular London band "The Basic Truth". The highlight of his time in England was a world tour with The Osmond Bros, which culminated in a concert at Madison Square Gardens in New York.  Rick returned to Australia in the mid seventies and became involved in the recording side of music, setting up a studio in Adelaide with mobile recording facilities, while playing in a band six nights a week. Some of the artists he recorded during this period were Christie Allen and Men at Work. Rick also did ads for radio and TV,  and film scores for the South Australian Film Corp. Rick worked with Lisa Edwards in a band called "Night Shift", the support band for the great Roy Orbison at the Festival Theatre. Rick moved back to Melbourne with singer Lisa Edwards under his management, Lisa later went on to join the Farnham Band. He then spent 2 years with the Channel 9 Band, Brisbane, on the popular "Conway Country" in the early 80's. During this time he also worked major Leagues Clubs and RSL's on the Gold Coast with various other bands. By the middle of the eighties and through most of the nineties, Rick was located in the Byron Bay area, where he taught drums, both privately and in local schools, played with various bands from the area, and worked on several recording projects in different studios, including Big Toe, Music Farm, Star Sound, Ch9, and Suite 16. Rick has played rock, jazz, country, showroom cabaret, backing many famous Australian and International acts including: Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Osmond Bros, Del Shannon, Andy Stewart, and Danny La Rue. Rick keeps his hand in playing with country rock band "Deep Creek", and showband "Forever Everly", as well as freelancing with various other acts. Music: Into "Band It About" written and and recorded by Catherine Lambert and Michael Bryant. Outro: "Big Man" by Alex Tomlin. Links: To purchase a copy of "A Vibrant Life" :https://www.facebook.com/AVibrantLifeBook Rick Kent Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rickstix If you have enjoyed listening to this episode please share the link with your friends! Band It About can be heard on all of the major podcast listening platforms including: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Anchor and Spotify. https://ratethispodcast.com/banditabout Email: banditabout17@gmail.com #rickkent #thevibrants #banditabout #drummers #Adelaide #musicinterviews #realstories #realpeople #Australianmusicindustry #60s #rockandroll #thebasictruth #springfieldrevival #maddisonsquaregardens #theosmonds #nightshift #SouthAustralia #conwaycountry--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dianne-spillane/message


6 Aug 2021

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EP125 Growing Your Business Through Corporate Wellness Programs with Rick Kent

The Resilient Advisor

he area of 'Financial Wellness' has become a hot topic in financial services, but most programs are not authentic and struggle to really add value. In this interview, Rick Kent shares his vision of how a well built corporate financial wellness programs can help employees, employers and financial advisory firms in a truly and win-win-win collaboration.   Rick Kent is the CEO and founder of Merit Advisors and the founder of Mentoro, a corporate financial wellness provider. He is ranked as the #1 advisor at LPL. Merit has $3 billion AUM, 10 offices in 6 states, with 71 employees as well as a $700M+ RIA platform for independent partners.


4 Jun 2020

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How Financial Advisors Can Build Enterprise Value with Rick Kent

Mission Matters Money with Adam Torres

 Many successful financial advisors have trouble scaling past a certain point. There are only so many hours in a day so having a scalable model is important. In this episode, Adam Torres and Rick Kent, Founder & Principal at Merit Financial Advisors LLC, explore how financial advisors can build enterprise value.  Follow Adam on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/askadamtorres/ for up to date information on book releases and tour schedule.Apply to be interviewed by Adam on our podcast:https://missionmatters.lpages.co/podcastguest/


25 Mar 2020

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Rick Kent Owner and Principal, Merit Financial Advisors LLC

Money Matters Top Tips with Adam Torres

Rick Kent Owner and Principal, Merit Financial Advisors LLC is interviewed in this episode. Merit Financial Advisors, LLC is a SEC registered RIA firm that manages over $580 million in discretionary client assets as of June 15, 2015. Rick's work has been published in numerous industry publications such as Forbes, Financial Advisor Magazine, Research Magazine, and Morningstar Advisor. Follow Adam on Instagram at Ask Adam Torres for up to date information on book releases and tour schedule.  Apply to become a featured co-author in one of Adam's upcoming books: https://www.moneymatterstoptips.com/coauthor--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/moneymatters/support


12 Jun 2019

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