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"...a Strong Island vibe/rootsy rock feel to it. Made me want to sit back with a cold one." - Kristi Singer


"BP and RR's sound is almost incomparable...some songs have thought provoking messages, while others provide delightful story-dancing entertainment...a dichotomy of lyrical juice." - Edward Curtis


"Big Pretty and the Red Rockets are quickly becoming one of the triangles premier 'good-timin' acts...they'll get you smiling and moving as they do the same with a peppy guitar accordion strings bass keys jive full of hip, happy, love, me to's and roots rock and raggae" - Indy Weekly - Chapel Hill, NC


Discography

The Yellow House Sessions (EP) 2004
See What You Can Find (LP) 2005

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Bio

Leon meets Lucas in the 3rd grade. Lucas turns Leon onto "Hey Jude" on the activity bus one day in the 4th grade. Leon doesn't know what the hell to think. Fast forward 14 years to 2003. Leon and Joe have been talking about forming some sort of band for years. Lucas moves to town, and the Red Rockets are initially formed for a impromtu performance at an Anti-war show in Chapel Hill. Meanwhile, Jake plays in a duo in town, titled "Big Pretty." Ingrid meets Lucas Mclawhorn one day on the street and invites him and his friends to play at a wedding shower. Breaking out the accordion to play along, the boys immediately fall in love with her and beg her to join the Red Rockets. Jake sees Leon and Lucas perform "Fur Coat" at a middle school talent show. Weeks later, he introduces himself to them one drunken night by singing the words. L and L don't know what the hell to think. The bands merge to play one night. Chaos insues, multiple shows are played sans drummer. One night at the Carolina Coffee shop, the band is playing, and Gary is watching. He approaches Leon, not knowing that Leon remembers him as a hand-percussionist from campus, and comments that they need a beat. Leon invites Gary to play the idle djembe onstage. Gary plays every show with them from that moment on. Fast forward to 2006. Jake moves to Michigan to pursue his dreams with wife Mikki. BP and RR need something to fill the gap musically, so invite friend Victor to play bass. Chaos continues unabated...