Brian "Rocket" Rock
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Brian "Rocket" Rock

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Band World Reggae

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

Gizzae - Gizzae
Gizzae - Roots Like a Lion
Rocket - Hang In There
Rocket - We Can Win - Single released May 2012

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Brian Rock - Singer/Bass - Born in Roseau, Dominica before the Bob Marley days of reggae, Brian Rock grew up listening to the exotic sounds of local musicians from the streets and beaches of his homeland.

As reggae developed and soon became popular, Rock was already playing any instrument he could land his hands on. Writing, composing and arranging music was what came next.

"I was always eager to learn how to play music, different types of music, then different instruments."

Rock began singing and performing in the US with several bands in the 70's and was doing odd jobs during the day to make ends meet. The gigs started coming more often, and the drive to make it professionally took over.

Working as an accomplished bass player and singer enabled Rock to work with: Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Judy Mowatt, Culture, Moja Nya to name a few.

"The 70's was a wicked time to be playing"

Rocket was touring with Moja Nya at the time, playing gigs alongside Dallol, which housed Ruphael, Asrat and former Gizzae keyboardist DJ.

Eventually Dallol split up and started forming a Chicago based band named Gizzae. Rocket was asked to come and play drums and to possibly sing. As it all worked out it was Rock moved over to bass and was singing the lead. He also has written most of Gizzae's original music, but he would never tell you that.

Rocket now tours as a solo artist, but still tours with Gizzae.