Mike Rocket Band
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Mike Rocket Band

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Classic Rock




"Fans Pack Nightclubs for Clarence Clemons Day Shows"

http://www.app.com/article/20140112/NJENT01/301120037/Fans-pack-nightclubs-Clarence-Clemons-Day-shows - Asbury Park Press

""Light of Day" Music Festival All Weekend in Asbury Park"

The Tennessean (Nashville)

Delaware Online

The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, Louisianna)

Wausau Daily Herald (Wisconsin)

Zanesville Times (Zanesville, Ohio)

Hattiesburg American (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

The Coloradoan

The Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

The Burlington Free Press (Vermont)
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=B3&Dato=20140116&Kategori=MULTIMEDIA02&Lopenr=301160104&Ref=PH - Asbury Park Press (1st Photo featured on Front Page of Paper!)

"Mike Rocket performing Clarence Clemons Day 2014"

Mike Rocket will be one of the performers at Clarence Clemons Day Big Man's West Reunion Show on Jan 11t, 2014.
http://www.newjerseystage.com/articles/getarticle.php?ID=2961 - New Jersey Stage

"Ray Chelstowski, formerly of Rolling Stone reviews Rocket"

Ray Chelstowski gives Mike Rocket strong review. - Disciples Of Sound

"Carson Daly mentions Mike having a big show on The Today Show"

Carson Daly mentions, "Mike has a big show tonight" on The TODAY Show. - NBC TODAY SHOW

"Mike Rocket Meets Clive Davis"

Mike Rocket delivers his music personally to Clive Davis. Davis introduces Rocket to audience and tells another artist, "As Mike Rocket points it out, hard work, tenacity, & you just keep doing it." - Apple iTunes

"Mike Rocket on Sixth Street Austin Statesman"

Mike Rocket jams on Sixth Street at SXSW. - Austin360.com

"Mike Rocket at 12-12-12 Concert Myrtle Beach"

Mike Rocket at 12-12-12 Concert Myrtle Beach - myrtlebeachonline

"Mike Rocket at 12-12-12 Concert Myrtle Beach"

Mike Rocket at 12-12-12 Concert Myrtle Beach - myrtlebeachonline

"12-12-12 Concert Includes Music Royalty HUFFINGTON POST"

Rocket included in photos from historic 12-12-12 show. - Huffington Post

"Musician Mike Rocket at 12-12-12 Concert Salt Lake City Tribune"

Musician Mike Rocket at 12-12-12 Concert Salt Lake City Tribune - Salt Lake City Tribune

"Mike Rocket 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief Daily Herald"

Mike Rocket in 121212 Concert for Sandy Relief photos. - Daily Herald

"Philadelphia Music Scene Rocks for Paul Kurrey"

http://www.theaquarian.com/2012/10/03/shoreworld-the-john-alfonshow-paul-kurrey-benefit/ - The Aquarian

"Light Of Day Asbury Park opening show 2013"

http://www.lightofday.org/events/default/view/35/ - lightofday.org

"12-12-12 Concert MSG"

Mike Rocket sings about Jersey shore before 12-12-12 concert at MSG. - Newsday

"The Big Story Sandy Benefit 121212 Musician Mike Rocket"

Musician Mike Rocket performs outside MSG during greatest single rock concert to date! - AP

"Mike Rocket Concert For Sandy Relief"

Mike Rocket playing before Concert For Sandy Relief at MSG. - Cleveland.com

"Kanye West with Mike Rocket pic at 12-12-12 concert"

Mike Rocket entertains people at Sandy concert at MSG. - USA Today

"Mike Rocket performs at 12/12/12 MSG Sandy Concert Charlotte Observer"

Musician Mike Rocket of New York entertains people gathering before the "12-12-12" benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Music royalty from the Rolling Stones to Kanye West are gathering at Madison Square Garden Wednesday for a benefit concert to help storm victims. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/12/3723010/concert-for-sandy-relief-121212.html?img=5#storylink=cpy - Charlotte Observer

"Glide Magazine SXSW Preview"

SXSW 2012:

RollingStone.com photo:


Glide Magazine:

SXSW 2012 Schedule Bio:

Karibu2 Blog:

Rick Rowe (legendary mastering engineer)- "Smashin', catchy songs...rock and pop."

Dave Price - CBS: The Early Show- "Go see them. They're terrific!!!...He's incredible!"

Skeery Jones of Z100 NY- "Good stuff! I especially like the Jersey shore song."

Seth Saltzman of ASCAP- "Really good, catchy rock n roll."

Michael Turlo (NBC)- "Really good stuff. Powerful songs, and a great band."

Bob Rossetti calls Mike Rocket "The hardest working man in Rock and Roll."

Chuck Nice (of The Radio Chick Show) calls Rocket "The greatest marketer in show biz!"

Gavriel Lipkind (world famous cellist)- "Your music! It's great. You guys have heart and energy.
I enjoyed it. I am a classical musician playing Beethoven, Bach and Schubert, but the principles are the same. Keep the good work!"

Glen Burtnik (Grammy award winning songwriter, formerly of Styx)-
"Keep working, writing, & singing. I think you got something honest and charming going - which is way refreshing anymore."

Joe Wawyrzniak, Jersey Beat CD Review:
A neatly boppin' serving of engagingly pure, lively and upbeat pop-rock joy and vigor that's done with a winning blend of touching thoughtfulness and arresting tunefulness. Singer/songwriter Mike Rocket belts out the pleasant songs in a nicely clear and soothing voice. Rocket's songwriting gets straight to the point and effectivelymines a moving line in rueful reflectivity. The tightly harmonic arrangements likewise do the trick with a certain amiable directness: the ringing guitars, smooth basslines and steady drums deliver a snappy succession of strong beats and brisk tempos that chug along at a satisfyingly laid-back, yet constant clip. But what really makes this album such a snazzy winner is the feeling of total sincerity that permeates every last sweetly vibrant note like a colorful rainbow stretching across the sky on a lovely spring day. A very nifty and delightful little beaut.

Brandon Dilks (State of Music) "The energy Mike performs with is second to none. From the first song I was blown away...Everyone in the room was blown away with the intensity ... This guy is a REAL performer and really shines on stage ...From a 1 to 10 this review gets a perfect 10...After seeing Mike live, I know this guy is for real and everyone should go out and catch some of his upcoming shows.... his POWERFUL STAGE PERFORMANCE earned him a perfect 10 for the show review."

Jersey Todd- "Mike Rocket is an all around great Jersey artist."

Leslie Gold- The Radio Chick Show: "I must say Mike has a lot of perserverance...like
the most persistant person I've ever met!"

Brian Chiger of Pick An Exit:
"Mike Rocket and the Stars aren't an act to listen to, they're to beexperienced. Two words: ridiculously awesome."

Sally Squires of MNN Ch 56. The Metro Elvis Show: "I think you have a big future."

Steve Trevelise: "'I've seen the future of rock and roll and it's 'Mike Rocket'."

Ben E. King (world famous superstar): "I heard you (Mike) cooked it up at The Apollo!"

Alex Woodson (Shopper News): "Mike Rocket is one of the most promising young musicians in North Jersey."

Andre Gardner of 102.9 WMGK Philadelphia: "You guys rock!.." and of Gotta Get To the Jersey Shore "I tell you...that's a hit!"

Katie Agresta (renown singing instructor) "Passionate, commited, and relentless...and it's wonderful."

Jerry Pashin of The Upstage Magazine: "His writing is insightful and loaded with more images thana digital camera."

Barb Lyons- "I play the CD over and over again! Everytime I relisten to it I pick up even more nuances withinthe songs. Beautifully put together. These men are so talented! ERIN is one of my favorites! I wish them all the success they deserve! I see GREAT Things happening in the future with this BAND!"

Nick Clemons: "He's the hardest working man in show business."

Atira Lee (The County Seat):
"Their music resembles classic rock mixed with a soulful edge. The lyrics in the songs vary from fun to serious, light-hearted to bittersweet. .....The mixture of strong vocals and musical interlude define the style of the band. ....Rocket would get the audience involved by jumping on the tables and singing to individuals. Mike Rocket and the Stars is truly a unique band that strives to touch people's lives." - GlideMagazine.com

"Mike Rocket on RollingStone.com from SXSW"

Rocket jams the day after his showcase on Sixth Street in Austin to make the most of SXSW. This photo was posted at RollingStone.com. - RollingStone.com

"SXSW Blog Karibu2.Worldpress.com"

Mike Rocket mentioned in SXSW Blog. - Karibu2.Worldpress.com

"Mike Rocket waits for Massive Media coverage at CNN Bar & Grille"

Mike Rocket stands outside CNN Bar & Grille at SXSW. Some have called Mike "the hardest working man in music." - CNN.com


Mike Rocket bio and Schedule on SXSW.com - SXSW


You can download/ buy tracks from Mike Rocket's 21 Songs CD as well the latest single, "Cool Cool, Summertime", and more on iTunes.



The MIKE ROCKET BAND aka MIKE ROCKET AND THE STARS are a rock & roll band with one foot in New Jersey and the other in New York. Their live shows are packed with energy and enthusiasm. Their blend of rock, pop, & jam appeals to an extremely wide audience.

MIKE ROCKET also performs as a solo singer-songwriter act around the country. Dubbed "the hardest working man" by some, he is different from many artists in his
relentless, fearless, self-promoting, and outside the box tactics. Rocket often sets up and performs in places like Times Square, outside stadium concerts, at network
television shows, and by the entrances of large festivals in order to expose his music to the masses. To date, he has been seen/heard on national television as well as on
major New York, New Jersey, & Philadelphia radio stations.

Here's a partial list of credits:

This Year:

The Mike Rocket Band rocked Light Of Day Asbury Park and received national press.

Rocket was one of several musicians onstage with Bruce Springsteen at the Light of Day concert  on January 18th.

Mike rocked the Clarence Clemons Day celebration with 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Vini "Mad Dog Lopez" of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

In March, Rocket handed his music the the legendary Clive Davis. This was during
Davis's "Soundtrack of My Life" lecture at the Apple Store SoHo, which was recorded as an iTunes podcast and show. Davis introduced "Mike Rocket" to the audience.
A few minutes later another artist asked Mr. Davis what it takes to get a break. Duringhis response, Mr. Davis said, "As Mike Rocket points it out; hard work, tenacity, belief,
and you just keep doing it."

Over the past few months, Rocket has been setting up and playing in Times Square: and, unofficially, at large festivals including Firefly Music Festival, Global Citizen's Festival, The Governors Ball, & SXSW.

AM 1230 WFAS, White Plains, NY has been playing several of Rocket's songs during the
"Orlando In The Morning" show.

Rocket has been opening and performing "Gotta Get To The Jersey Shore" with The Nick Clemons Band.

Rocket recently received a great review by Ray Chelstowski, formerly of Rolling Stone.

In January, Mike Rocket & The Stars performed Light of Day Parkinson's festival in
Asbury Park, NJ.

Prior to 2013:

Rocket received international press as an Associated Press picture of him performing
outside the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief was published.

Mike Rocket And The Stars were the first official showcase act of SXSW 2012.

Since 2006, Mike Rocket's song, "America's Got Talent", has aired numerous times on

Rocket performed the CMJ Music Festival in 2012 for the third time.

Mike Rocket & The Stars performed The CBGB Festival 2012.

"Gotta Get To The Jersey Shore" has been on several radio and television shows. It was
briefly in the Top 10 on the Amazon.com roots rock and miscellaneous charts in 2010.

Rocket has appeared several times on The TODAY Show & The Early Show (CBS). Carson Daly just mentioned Mike's big showcase at BB Kings. Dave Price has promoted
him multiple times.

Rocket has been on stage with Bruce Springsteen a few times during the Light of Day
Parkinson's benefit concerts.

Rocket performed "I'm The Guy" at The Apollo Theater during Amateur Night. Shortly after, Ben E. King told Mike, "I heard you cooked it up."

Mike Rocket has been nominated three times for the Asbury Music Awards and a
couple times for the Philly Music Awards.

Rocket has been heard several times on the following stations:
1230 WFAS AM White Plains, NY
95.5 WPLJ FM, NY
104.3 WAXQ FM, NY
101.9 WRXP FM, NY
93.3 WMMR FM, Philadelphia, PA
92.5 WXTU FM, Philadelphia, PA
102.9 WMGK FM, Philadelphia PA
101.5 FM, New Jersey