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no upcoming shows listed (solo, or for current projects)

Past Shows

Sat. November 19th 2016
LanaLou's (No Minors)
Album Launch ! Eugene Ripper, MiniHawk, Honky-Tonk Dilettantes
Sat. December 13th 2014
The Emerald (No Minors)
Fast Folk Underground Holiday Show featuring Eugene Ripper, Bob Kemmis, LIZARD JAMBOREE, Honky Tonk Dilettantes, Almost Bear
Tue. May 28th 2013
Railway Club (No Minors)
Early show: Eugene Ripper
Wed. December 28th 2011
Railway Club (No Minors)
Late show: Fast Folk Underground Holiday Show! Eugene Ripper, LIZARD JAMBOREE, Jody Glenham Band, D Trevlon Band
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Eugene Ripper

Active / Available - Confirmed: Nov. 11, 2016 (Awaiting Update)

Label: Soul Surfer Media
"punk folk" "antifolk" "rockabilly "rock" "roots" from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Guitar details

Contact Details


After cutting his rock and roll teeth as a founding guitarist for seminal Canadian surf punkabilly rockers Stark Naked & The Fleshtones, Ripper launched a solo career showcasing a storied synthesis of punk, roots, folk and rock and roll supporting his deft lyrical touch to create an ever expanding catalogue of acclaimed album work and award nominated indie singles/videos, From barbed fast' n' furious solo acoustic punk folk and rock and roll to imaginative atmospherics, noir ballads and sonic alt crunch, the entire package is wrapped in a post punk independent ethos .

" Ripper puts spikes back in folk music."
Vancouver Province

" Toronto gem Eugene Ripper has been honing his unique brand of fast-folk with a punk rock ethos since the early '90s. Don't miss a chance to be transported to his noir universe." Pop Montreal

" Roots rock rebel summons up visions of early Johnny Cash, rockabilly and film noir " Halifax Herald

" Few can turn a couple of chords into something majestic, Ripper has the gift." Ottawa Citizen

" One of Canada's most respected but underexposed songwriters. "
Toronto Star

" Ripper's neo-acoustic tales of near death, trains, outlaws, love gone bad, and freedom merge with case study in punk rock ethos and energy. "
Vancouver Sun

"Volleying between punk, folk and rock Ripper jumps all over each style, stealing from one and reshaping another until he comes up with a unique sound and vibe all his own." Now Magazine

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Current Projects

Stark Naked and the Fleshtones1985-present
Available for paid gigs


Listing last updated/confirmed Nov. 11, 2016