Rocket Transfer

Rocket Transfer

 Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Rocket Transfer is an exciting, dynamic, and diverse rock band from Des Moines, IA. Covering artists including U2, Journey, Rush, Kansas, Van Halen, REO Speedwagon, and many more, RT is a "first call" to share the stage with major acts in the region including Little River Band and Night Ranger.


After several years of playing with each other in various groups, the guys decided to put their own band together in 2007. Going months without a name and nowhere to regularly rehearse, they eventually found an old warehouse building bearing the faded letters "Rocket Transfer." Two problems solved. Rocket Transfer has evolved into one of the region's hottest cover bands playing a wide variety of classic 70's and 80's rock songs as well as hits of today.

Known for high energy shows and playing songs people love to hear, RT has played events with major artists including Night Ranger, Little River Band, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Blink 182, and Bob Segar. Never afraid to tackle a challenge, RT chooses songs the average band would not even attempt. From U2, to Van Halen, to Rush, and even Journey, RT consistently delivers performances that leave crowds wondering if the actual artist was there.

RT also has original material with catchy, smart songwriting and great performances that get and keep people's attention. Rocket Transfer released a 5-song EP in 2008 that has been well received by fans, with "See Beautiful" in rotation on several Des Moines radio stations. The band is currently working to complete their first full-length album of original material.

For high-energy, professional, dynamic shows filled with songs people want to hear, RT would love to talk to you about your upcoming live music needs.


2008 - Rocket Transfer EP

"See Beautiful" - Pulse 99.5 and Capital 106.3, Des Moines

"New Car" -

Set List

Typical opening sets are 45 min to 1 hour in length. Headlining shows usually range from 1.5 hours to 2 hours, though the band has played up to 3 hours when requested.

Covers Include:

Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2
Rock and Roll Band - Boston
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Good Love is on the Way - John Mayer
Jump - Van Halen
Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas
Roll With the Changes - REO Speedwagon
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
Never Been Any Reason - Head East
Round and Round - Ratt
Faithfully - Journey
Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
Unchained - Van Halen
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Sprit of Radio - Rush
Tom Sawyer - Rush
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
Detroit Rock City - KISS
Crazy Train - Ozzy
Don't Tell Me You Love Me - Night Ranger
Cult of Personality - Living Color