Rikki Brest is a proudly South-African multi-talented artist, with an amazing repertoire of skills covering the entertainment industry.
At 5 years old, Rikki started dancing in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Funk and hip-hop. Choreographing for shows as well as performing in many, Rikki qualified as a dancing teacher in 2004.
In 1998 Rikki started playing drums, and went on to get a distinction in her Matric year for the subject.
After school, Rikki went to study Sound Engineering and Music Performance at COPA (Campus of Performing Arts) majoring in Drums, while also lecturing ‘Stage Craft’.
It was here that Rikki co-founded ‘Chix with Stix’. An all girl percussion trio, that performed together for 9 years in the industry.
In 2008 Rikki played drums for Evolver, and toured the country with some of the top bands in SA.
Rikki went on to study a BCom Marketing degree, and in 2009 – 2010 Rikki worked as Operations Manager at a media and advertising company.
In the second half on 2010 Rikki stretched her creative muscles as Junior Brand Manager and Trade Marketing of an FMCG company who serviced many prestigious brands.
As Rikki’s career grew she was cast in a number of music videos and Television commercials, and in 2010 Rikki made her first apearance on the big screen as the female lead in the SA made movie ‘Eternity’.
2011 was a calendar-filled year, Rikki was filmed in an international TV Series called ‘Clifton Shores’ in which she is one of three lead South African cast members, which was aired in 2012 on Vuzu as well as internationally.
She also had the pleasure of presenting a TV show on Super Sport called F1-X Chronicles. Rikki hosted her very own radio show on 91.9 RockFM for over a year.
In 2012, Rikki was invited to present the Top Gear Festival in Durban as the pit lane reporter and track presenter together with the legendary presenters, and Tiff Needell. This year she also temporarily joined the cast of the local soap Isidingo. Since then she has also appeared in Generations, and 7 De Laan, and many more.
In 2013 Rikki launched her DJ career and has played at many launches, clubs and events alongside some of the industry’s best. She also officially opened ‘Beat That Drum School’ where she has teachers that teach the drum syllabus that she has created.
In 2014 Rikki presented for the Super GP series on Super Sport. She also presented seasons 3 – 9 of the car show Petrolheads on Ignition TV on DSTV until 2016.
Most recently, Rikki has developed a Marketing Syllabus geared towards the entertainment industry, and is currently lecturing the subject at the Academy of Sound Engineering