Ryan Kerr / Owner
Ryan has been involved in the music retail business for 15 yrs. He started his musical journey playing keyboard as a youngster, before moving on to saxophone throughout school, playing for an award winning school jazz band. In late high school, he took up the guitar & bass, which have become his main instruments since. After leaving school, he completed a Bachelor of Popular Music from the Queensland Consveratorium of Music through Griffith University Gold Coast. He then worked as a recording engineer both freelance and at a local studio, and also became a fixture on the SE QLD covers band circuit. He has performed thousands of gigs across QLD and NSW as part of different bands/duo's. His experience with both music recording/technology and live sound operation is pivotal to his ability to advise customers on these products.
Matt Newton / Guitar Manager
Matty (AKA Friend to the Stars) has been a fixture of the Brisbane music retail scene for over 10 years, and has been playing in bands for nearly 20 years. He's been a regular at Bluesfest each year acting as a brand ambassador for Gibson guitars. Matt is an active recording artist recording in both his own studio, and Ian Haug's (Powderfinger, The Church) Airlock Studios. He has released music as a part of groups such as Pisces Syndrome and Box Falcon. As an avid blues lover, he can often be found playing some slide guitar and blowing a harmonica.
Eric Moors / Guitar Sales
Beside being a pretty face and the youngest of the crew, Eric is one of the most talented guitarists in Brisbane. He has completed a Diploma of Music at Southbank Instute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Music at JMC Academy. Stylistically, he can cover everything from Jazz to Metal and has a love for all guitars, from traditional hollow bodies to 7 string metal machines. A regular on the local scene, he plays lead guitar in Therapist (prog rock) and Amicable Treason (death/thrash metal), and has had an abundance of experience in touring and recording with these acts.
Robbie Fraser / Drum Sales
With over 20 years experience as a gigging and touring drummer, Robbie has been involved with drum & percussion retail since 1999. You may recognise him from many of Brisbane's past drum store institutions. Robbie brings his love for all things drums to the Riffs & Licks Music team, as head of our drum department. His expert knowledge and experience as a live and studio drum tech will help you get the right service and advice, whether you are a beginner or seasoned professional.