SKYROCKET! (formerly the K Tel Hit Machine)

SKYROCKET! (formerly the K Tel Hit Machine)

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OFFICIAL WEB SITE COMING SOON... SKYROCKET! is a group of well-known Austin, TX songwriters who decided to form the World's Best Party Band. They play AM-radio "solid gold" hits from the 1970's, mixed with edgy favorites from the 80's -- songs you forgot you loved.

Biography

WINNNER: 2007 SXSW AUSTIN MUSIC AWARD 'BEST COVER BAND

WINNER: 2006 AUSTIN CHRONICLE CRITICS CHOICE AWARD

SKYROCKET! is perhaps the most wickedly original party band to emerge from any music scene, let alone a city like Austin where original music rules. Two things make SKYROCKET! stand out: 1) The players. All of them are recording artists in their own right. Maybe you've seen them before, on tour, on TV, or performing around Austin. 2) The songs. It all started when this handful of the city's most successful and well-loved songwriters discovered a common passion for '70s "solid-gold" music: Disco, glam rock, soft rock and soul one-hit wonders. One forgotten hit led to another, then the '70s led to the '80s, and the song list grew, cherry-picked for the ones most likely to get screams of sudden recognition from the audience. They caught on quickly as one of the freshest, funnest dance bands around. By the end of 2005, they had even charmed city's impossible-to-charm music critics at the Austin Chronicle's holiday bash, and the band's popularity, well, skyrocketed from there.

"What started as a goof among friends has certainly grown – have them quote their fee sometime – but hasn't really changed; it's still a bunch of friends, who happen to be some of Austin's most talented musicians, getting together to jam on songs they all grew up on. The songs may be other people's, but what makes Skyrocket so delicious is that they do them with a style all their own." --Austin Chronicle

Set List

ALL OUT OF LOVE – Air Supply
AMERICAN GIRL – Tom Petty
ANY WAY YOU WANT IT – Journey
BABY COME BACK – Player
BAD TIME (to be in love) – Grand Funk Railroad
BRANDY (You're a Fine Girl) -- Looking Glass
BOOGIE FEVER – The Sylvers
CALL ME - Blondie
CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD – ELO
COOL FOR CATS - Squeeze
COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT – Climax Blues Band
COUNT ON ME – Jefferson Starship
CRAZY ON YOU - Heart
CRUEL TO BE KIND -- Nick Lowe
DANCING QUEEN -- Abba
DEVIL WOMAN – Cliff Richard
DON’T BRING ME DOWN – ELO
DON’T YOU (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
DO YA -- ELO
DO YA THINK I’M SEXY – Rod Stewart
DO YA WANNA TOUCH ME – Joan Jett
EBONY EYES – Bob Welch
EMOTIONAL RESCUE – Rolling Stones
EVERYBODY WANTS YOU – Billy Squier
EVERYONE’S A WINNER – Hot Chocolate
FAME – David Bowie
FOOLED AROUND & FELL IN LOVE – Elvin Bishop
FOX ON THE RUN – Sweet
GIRLS ON FILM – Duran Duran
GO YOUR OWN WAY – Fleetwood Mac
HEAD OVER HEELS - Tears For Fears
HEARTACHE TONIGHT -- Eagles