ROCKETBOB

ROCKETBOB

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockAdult Contemporary

Rocketbob, a Swedish/American band based in Los Angeles, is a lasting, lingering memory of pop playing with folk playing with old and new traditions of songwriting.

Biography

A remarkably arresting presence frames Rachel Pollack’s extraordinary talent. Jonas Sörman on guitar and Claes Nyström on keyboards display immeasurable production and arranging ability. The trio has created a debut album that MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE gives its highest score to for 2001…

“Rachel Pollack’s impressive voice (reminiscent of Sinead O’Connor and Alanis Morissette, sans histrionics) blends perfectly with the rich tapestry that this skilled band creates. Avoiding gimmickry, the CD’s crystalline production quality simply allows each song’s luxurious melody to reach full-flower. The band’s polished KCRW-ready sound is downright compelling.”

When they are not performing and writing their own songs, they spend their time scoring music for movies, television and their advertising campaigns. They recently completed the score for the feature length documentary “Sketches of Frank Gehry” directed by Academy Award™ winning Sydney Pollack. “Sketches” will be released theatrically this May and will air on television worldwide in September. Their list of credits include the theatrical campaigns for such films as Kingdom of Heaven, Fantastic Four, Ice Age 2, Robots and Cheaper By The Dozen. A complete list of their credits can be seen and heard at SORMANNYSTROM.COM.

Lyrics

All This and More

Written By: Rachel Pollack

I hold you so to be
The one thing that kept me from me
So bound beneath my fall
So caught up inside my own dream.
All this and more
All this and more
Can't be yours
All this and more
You asked me for more
But it's not yours.
So you think that this is sane
And the truth would not be that evident
But I'm lost inside your eyes
And your a fool.
Why do you stare
Why do you care about me anyway?
Cause all this and more
You asked me for more
But it's not yours
I want to be the one whose hands could set you free
I want to glide inside your mind
And watch you dream
I'd want to scream
I'd make believe that I'm not me
Just for one night
I'd want to feel your need for me
All this and more
All this and more
I'd ask you for more
But it's not mine

Quiet Next To You

Written By: Rachel Pollack

I lit a candle for the sake of feeling romantic
At a time when I felt nothing
Is it wrong to feel the shelter in a room where pictures tell me there was something?
I often find myself dreaming of a time and a place where he is there waiting.
He puts his hand across the backboard of a bed that I created in some dream I had.
But I have no way of knowing if anything he said to me counts for something.
Then I look into the eyes of s stranger that is waiting for me.
But the tables turn and they did turn to meet me.
This bed of mine
This changing time
and I am quiet next to you.
Hold onto what's in front of you not hold onto what's behind you I keep telling myself.
Then at the point when I'm rememebering he puts his head upon my chest and I'm forgetting.
Then I walk to every window feeling strange these changes just don't feel as strange.
Can I walk without my head on can I feel without my heart in
I keep asking myself.
But I have no way of knowing if anything he said to me counts for something.
Then I look into the eyes of a stanger that is waiting for me.
But the tables turn and they did turn to meet me.
This bed of mine...this changing time...and I am quiet next to you.

Flying

Written By: Rachel Pollack

So I thought of myself
But I was so convinced that things had finally changed.
I'd see clear and he'd be here.
Then I promised myself that if I ever fell in love,
I'd come clean and I'd be whole.
As time just goes
And grace has grown.
The pain sometimes goes away.
His plane flies high
Above the sky
I kow he'll fly my way again.
The thing of it is
He's upside down
The little prince above his crown
And laughing stars are falling.
I challenge the sky and bet the air
That something kind had kept him there
Quietly flying.
It's the chaos in the turn
Of a world where ash and fern
Lay touched beneath the burn of his life.
Do you really think there's air
In the sky so far up there?
So far away the prince is always flying.
As time just goes
And grace has grown.
The pain sometimes goes away.
His plane flies high
Above the sky.
I know he'll fly my way again.
I know he'll fly my way again.

A Day at the Fair

Written By: Jonas Sorman & Claes Nystrom

Today we're going to the fair
We'll watch a clown with orange hair
And monkeys juggling on a struggling bear

Acrobats are in the air
Talking parrots everywhere
And donkeys running around all over the fair

Magicians making doves appear
And hats and rabbits disappear
A seal is balancing on a buffalo's rear

The fair has got all kinds of things
Merry-go-rounds and carousel swings
But I like the the part where everyone sings:

Ba ba ba baa baa baa baa baa baa baa
Ba ba ba baa baa baa baa baa ba ba ba baa
Ba ba ba baa baa baa baa baa baa baa
Ba ba ba baa baa baa baa baa ba ba ba baa

We had a ball and lots of fun
But now the fair is almost done
The crowd is clapping their hands for everyone

Late at night the fair will steer
Some other place I don't know where
But I know they will come back to me in a year

Ba ba ba baa baa baa baa baa baa baa
Ba ba ba baa baa baa baa baa ba ba ba baa
Ba ba ba baa baa baa baa baa baa baa
Ba ba ba baa baa baa baa baa ba ba ba baa

Snow White

Written By: Rachel Pollack

SNOW WHITE
© 2004
Rachel Pollack

White snow is falling
Tumbling all around me
Can you see me
I’m covered in you

Here am I dancing
In this Misty Forest
Small as a lark
As tall as the sky

Falling into Snow

Half Moon is dancing
Could Snow White be falling in love
Falling into Snow

White snow is falling
Tumbling all around me
Can you see me
I’m covered in you

Here I am dancing
In this Misty Forest
Small as a child
As large as the sky

Tangents

Written By: Rachel Pollack

Have you seen the shoes that seem to walk on out of my life..from deep in my life? And when you say you knew my life was coming to a stand still...Well that's a Better Man's will.

Save me...God won't you save me? From this time? From all this time. Want me...God don't you wan't me to come inside? Come deep inside?

Here I go again on one of my Tangents, but you don't mind. No you never mind. I just wanna stride. Haven't swayed in awhile. Feeling plastic...I feel so plastic.

Save me. God, won't you save me?From this time? From all this time? Want me...God don't you want me to come inside? Come deep inside.

But it's his need. It's all the time. It's everyday and it's every way. But all the time I sway and I stride as I am falling.

Discography

We have one album self titled "ROCKETBOB".

Composed all music for Sydney Pollack's documentary on FRANK GEHRY - "Sketches of Frank Gehry"

We also compose music for theatrical and television feature film campaigns. Our credits include:
ELEKTRA
FANTASTIC 4
KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (Covered The Beatles' HELP)
THE CLEARING
Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN
GARFIELD-THE MOVIE
MR. & MRS. SMITH
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTELMEN
HIDE AND SEEK
MASTER AND COMMANDER
STARGATE SG-1
STUCK ON YOU
SPY KIDS 3D
U-TURN
WHEEL OF FORTUNE
CONSTANT GARDENER

Set List

All This and More
Quiet Next To You
Broken and Standing
Aim
Michelle Daniel
Flying
Slow
Praying
Snow White
The Boat song

We cover the following bands: Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Toad The Wet Sprokett, Fiona Apple, Pearl Jam

We can play up to 3 hours worth of music comfortably!