The dictionary defines success as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose”. On the other hand it could simply be defined in the name Lyric Dubee.

Of all the young artists who have graced this site over the past 7 years, award winning Canadian artist Lyric Dubee has proven not only to meet career expectations but far exceed them.

Lyric Dubee Photo by: Robert M. Knight

When Lyric first appeared on Rivenmaster back in July of 2012 he was only 14 years old.  But even then he had already released and written enough songs to prove himself to be an accomplished singer/songwriter.  Although his voice was still unbroken, having not yet reached maturity, his ability to convey his message through his music was stunning and captivating.  Lyric also showed confidence in himself that superseded most of the youngsters his age who had the same vision for success in the music industry.

Now, just a little over 4 years later, Lyric has accomplished not only amazing breakout strides in the industry, but proven to be an enduring musician and recording artist who is here to stay.


In October of 2015 I had the opportunity to travel to Canada for Lyric’s double CD release party.  Lyric had just released “Combat of Love and “Black Ice”.  (See Article)  So much has happened since then we could not wait any longer to bring you up to date.

For this update I thought it best to just give it to you straight from Lyric.  I asked him to provide a summary of what took place since our last meeting in Canada.  The following is what he shared with me! 

*Update from Lyric Dubee

Lyric Dubee Photo by: Robert M. Knight

“The last article on Rivenmaster is your review of my CD Release Party for Combat of Love and Black Ice.  Let’s see if I can bring you up to speed on what has been happing since. 

After the launch of my 3rd & 4th album in September 2015 my song “Linger” hit #7 on the DRT Rock Radio Charts and #11 of the Adult Contemporary Charts in October.  I then went into rehearsals to prepare for a tour of Asia.  On November 11th 2015 we flew out performing 16 shows between Japan and China returning mid-December.

2016 Kicked off flying to LA in January to perform at the ROCK AGAINST MS Ramms at NAMM Metal Jam with Michael Angelo Batio & Neil Turbin in Fullerton, California.  Next I performed some “Revolution Rock” originals at the Sky Bar Mondrian on Sunset Strip Hollywood for the Defiantly Inspired Showcase and followed up with Tom Ibarra & Antoine Fadavi from France who joined me on stage for a few jazz tunes.  My photo was  featured as part of the Bilham-Knight interactive photo display of icons of rock history and emerging talent including Billy Idol, Slash and Santana to name a few.

In February I was featured on the cover of Crankit-Up Magazine and performed the National Anthem at the George Chuvalo and Muhammad Ali’s 50 year tribute.

Steve Ferone & Lyric Dubee

In Spring of 2016 I performed multiple shows at the Malibu Guitar Festival, some as a duet with Laurence Juber of Wings.  I also played with Steve Ferone (drummer of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers).  Topped it all off with my band opening for Richie Samborra (Bon Jovi) & Orianthi as part of the Malibu Guitar Festival.

By  summer I had signed a worldwide label deal with Mascot Label Group’s Provogue and did a 21 show  tour in the USA & Canada with Kaya Stewart  for  The Go-Go’s  final tour.  During the tour, my song “100 To Zero” hit #2 on the DRT Pop Top 20 Charts. 

In the fall of 2016 I was nominated for Best Young Songwriter at the 2016 Toronto Independent Music Awards and opened for, then performed with Rik Emmitt of Triumph.  I returned to LA for pre-production on the upcoming Blues/Americana album with the amazing producer Fabrizio Grossi.

I am heading back down to LA now to attend Drum-off, NAMM and put the final touches on the new album which will be out in spring 2017.  I am also opening for Beth Hart’s “Fire on the Floor” tour of Germany in May

Lyric Dubee Performs Live


Lyric has come a long way since that little 14 year old boy sitting on his back porch putting together a new song.  He now has four albums BROKEN DREAMS, ALIVE, BLACK ICE, & COMBAT OF LOVE all of which can be obtained through his Web Store or iTunes.

I think it goes without saying that Lyric is not just the run of the mill artist who is seeking fame and fortune.  When we first found him he was pounding out the chords and lyrics for his second album and the song “Perfection” He said in that clip;

“My future goal is to become a working musician all over the world.”  

The Accomplishment of an Aim or Purpose

Lyric, You’ve traveled Canada & the US. Last year you toured Japan & China, and now your heading for Germany to perform. Your working to finalize your fifth album, you front your own band, and your still topping the Charts with your songs…..  if this is not the definition of SUCCESS….  I don’t know what is!!!!!!


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We are happy to announce that the Canadian award winning and multi-genre artist Lyric Dubee will be joining is on our tour through Germany in May 2017.

He has been busy recording his 5th, but first album on Provogue (Mascot Label Group) with producer Fabrizio Grossi, which will be released later this year. More details on this will follow soon.

Beth Hart Fire on the Floor Tour Dates:

May 12, Haus Auersee, Leipzig, Germany
May 14, Columbiahall, Berlin, Germany
May 16, Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany
May 18, Theater am Aegi, Hannover, Germany
May 20, Kurhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany
May 22, Capitol, Offenbach, Germany (sold out!)
May 24, Historische Stadthall, Wuppertal, Germany
May 26, Capitol, Mannheim, Germany
May 27, Burg Wilhelmstein, Wurselen, Germany
May 29, Circus Krone, Munich, Germany

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