Travis Rocco Duo
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Travis Rocco Duo

Binghamton, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Binghamton, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
Duo Rock Pop




"Music Industry:"

"We were very impressed!"
- Lori DeWolfe, Executive VP for Universal Music

"Exceptionally Strong"
-Billboard - None

"Colleges: Student Activities Directors"

"Travis Rocco is professional, affordable, and always interacts with our students. I highly recommend him to other colleges!"
-Jennifer Furner, Director of Student Activities, Keuka College

"I would absolutely recommend Travis Rocco to any college that puts on live music. You’ll be his biggest fan by the end of the show!"
-Carey Backman, Asst. Director of Student Activities, SUNY Geneseo

"We always receive positive feedback from the Cornell student body following a Travis Rocco performance. The Student Union Board highly recommends them and so do I."
-David Bell, Student Union Board Advisor, Cornell University

"Other colleges should know that working with Travis Rocco is easy, and his musical performances are very entertaining. I would definitely have Travis Rocco back to LeMoyne."
-John Haley, Director of Student Activities, LeMoyne College

"If colleges are looking for an exciting and entertaining band to entertain their students, they should definitely consider hiring Travis Rocco!"
-Danny Rubenfeld, Coffeehouse Series Entertainment Director, Cornell University
- None

"Colleges: Students"

“I would like to thank you for coming over and playing one hell of a show at Omega on Saturday night. You definitely have your sh*t together. During the last few days I've had so many people (most of whom I have no idea who they are) come up to me and tell me that they had a great time and that you were awesome. Keep putting on sick shows and keep in touch.”
-Mike Bogulski, Omega Beta Psi, SUNY Geneseo

"I’ve lost count the number of times my friends and I have followed Travis Rocco around the state of New York: bars, clubs, college campuses, you name it. A flavor of funk and rock, his music keeps the kids grooving and jiving like no other. Travis is, without a doubt, guaranteed to rock any collegetown."
-Melissa Duhaime, Cornell University

"When Travis Rocco came and played, he put on an amazing performance that I will never forget. He is a unique artist that brings together refreshing and electrifying music that allured the entire crowd. What an incredible experience!!"
-Justin Sweet, Clarkson University

“Travis Rocco's unique sound and onstage enthusiasm caught my attention the second I saw him at St. Lawrence University. A few weeks later, Travis came to Le Moyne College to headline our Dolphy Day event and had students dancing for hours. His catchy originals and mix of covers immediately drew me in as a fan, and I’m excited to see what he brings to the table each time he plays.”
-Mike Donnelly, Le Moyne College
- None


"Great Band! They sound like Matchbox 20, Dave Matthews, Chili Peppers, and Snoop Dogg all rolled into one. They always draw well and their fans drink. The Travis Rocco Band can play at my place anytime!"
- Aryl Robison, owner of The Big Easy, New York City

"All I know is we sell a lot of alcohol when the Travis Rocco Band plays here!"
- Bob Catalono, owner of Lucky's, Cortland, NY - None

"Radio Stations:"

"What a great band. I loved them immediatley and that never happens."
-John Keegan, Real Rock 100.7 FM Watertown, NY

"Travis Rocco Band's eclectic musical ambition and energetic live performances define them as one of today's most promising young groups."
- Grahm Rothenberg, WICB 91.7 FM, Ithaca, NY - None


"Polished and well performed!"
- Syracuse New Times

"Five Stars out of Five Stars!"
- The Global Muse - None

""Travis Rocco Band Fills Cheel With Talent""

Every member of the Travis Rocco Band was enthusiastic and looked like they were having the time of their lives playing in the Cheel Commons Saturday evening. Throughout the show, the members of the band were introduced through featured instrument solos and introductions by vocalist Travis Rocco. Smoke, red stage lights, strobe lights, and rotating, flashing colored lights were some of the special effects for the performance the band used.

What kind of music would you consider the band? That seemed to be the question of the evening becuase the band seemed to fuse many different types and rolled them into one. They mixed the sounds of Dave Matthews with Travis Rocco's vocals and lyrics, a jazzy feel with tenor and soprano saxophone talent Steve Daniels, a rock beat by drummer Tom Kline, techno keyboard sounds, and an attitude of the Hives and the Vines.

Steve Daniels, who studied at Crane School of Music, never ceased to impress the audience with his blatently obvious skill on the saxophone. Switching beteen tenor and soprano saxophones between songs started it off, but playing both at once definitely topped it off! Such a feat is, surprisingly enough, possible, but very limiting to how much you can play by only using one hand per instrument. Promoting their new CD, the band played some new songs featured on the album, as well as some popular songs such as "Santeria" by Sublime, "Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dogg (sung by guitarist Shamus - oddly enough, a white Irishman), among others.

The band travels to New York, New York to perform in Union Square Park on September 17. For more information on tourdates, biographies on band members, and other news, check out their website at - Clarskon University

""Travis Rocco Band puts First Things Last""

"Cortland is known throughout the music world as the hometown of legendary rock singer Ronnie James Dio. But if things go right, perhaps the Travis Rocco Band will someday find itself just as well-known. The band's new CD, "First Things Last," certainly is a step in the right direction. Working with producers Ron Allaire (Fuel, Avril Lavigne) and Mark Wilder (Aerosmith, Norah Jones) at Manhattan's Skyline Studios, the band successfully captured its soulful acoustic rock-pop sound". - Jim Catalano ITHACA JOURNAL - Ithaca Journal

""First Things Last Debuts""

There's a cool acoustic rock band spreading its shadow way beyond its hometown of Cortland. The Travis Rocco Band's debut disc, "First Things Last," unveils a 2-year-old band that's experiencing growing gains instead of growing pains. The 11 songs on the disc - you don't want to miss the hidden, unlisted track at the end - let singer-songwriter-guitarist Rocco show off those talents. - Mark Bialczak SYRACUSE POST STANDARD
- Syracuse Post Standard


• "Eleven Before Midnight": Expected release spring 2013.
• "Smoke & Tangerines"; Released August 7th, 2010 (Produced by Steve Marinaccio & Mixed/Mastered by Grammy Award winner Jeff Juliano (Mayer, Mraz, DMB, Train).



Travis Roccos critically acclaimed album Smoke & Tangerines is the latest release from the talented, New York based singer/songwriter. The album, recorded over a 2 year period with Grammy Award Winner Jeff Juliano (Train, John Mayer, Jason Mraz), is a pop/rock album that Rocco describes as the next big step in my music career. Over the last 6 years, Travis has toured 29 states, from New York to Texas, Florida to Louisiana, performing at over 170 colleges, countless festivals, and clubs. His unique voice has attracted a loyal following, picking up new fans in every city along the way. The duo averages 130 shows per year and feels at home at any size venue, from colleges & clubs to large festival stages. While focusing on original material, Travis also has an arsenal of popular & modern cover songs in his set that will delight any crowd. With a strong desire to build a loyal following, Travis works hard to foster and grow his fan base at every venue played.


2013 Performs with the Grammy Award winning band Switchfoot in North Carolina.
2010 Released album "Smoke & Tangerines" mixed by Grammy Award Winner Jeff Juliano (Train, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Lifehouse, DMB) and Produced by Steve Marinaccio @ Green Chapel Studios.

Showcased at over 17 college conferences including: 2014 APCA Nationals, 2011 APCA North East, 2010 APCA South, 2009 APCA National Conference, 2008 APCA Northeast Conference, 2007 NACA Mid-Atlantic Conference, 2007 APCA Northeast Conference, 2007 APCA National Conference, 2006 APCA New York City Conference, 2006 APCA Northeast Regional Conference.

Featured with O.A.R. (Everfine Records), Ari Hest (Columbia Records), and Ingram Hill (Hollywood Records) on Decent Xposure compilation CD and magazine.
Received 2nd place honors in the Universal Music Groups Inside Sessions Songwriting/Recording Contest (out of 2200 submissions).
Licensed song, Walking Again, in Karl Kozak's feature film Out of the Black.
Nominated for Yahoo! Internet Life Music Award for Best Unsigned Artist.
Performed over 1000 live shows from 2004-2011.
Independently sold over 13,000 cd's without retail support.
Has developed a loyal following on over 170 college campuses across the country

The Travis Rocco Duo feels at home in any venue, whether it be an 18,000 seat amphitheatre, a high school auditorium, or a coffeehouse. Travis averages over 130 shows a year at prestigious venues across the country.

Previous College Performances include:
Duke University
Albany College of Pharmacy
Binghamton University
Canisius College
Clarkson University
College at Miserocordia
Cornell University
DeSales University
Drexel University
Elmira College
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Hamilton College
Hartwick College
Hobart and William Smith College
Ithaca College
Keuka College
LeMoyne College
Mohawk Valley Community College
Shenandoah University
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Geneseo
St. Lawrence University
University of Scranton
University of Toledo
SUNY Maritime
SUNY Potsdam
Penn State - Berks
Penn State - Erie
Wooster College
Gettysburg College
Juniata College
Utica College
Westmoreland Community College
Seton Hill University
Columbia Greene Community College
SUNY Delhi
SUNY Morrisville
Concord University (West VA.)
Wheeling Collge (West VA)
Barton University (North Carolina)
Westmoreland Community College
Delgado Colleges (New Orleans, LA)
University Texas (Tyler, Texas)
Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL)
University of California @ Pennsylvania
and many more.....

New York State Fair - Syracuse, NY
Summer Music Jam (Spiedie Fest) - Binghamton, NY
NASCAR Midwest Thunderfest - Kansas City, KS
Naples Grape Festival - Naples, NY
Oswego Harborfest - Oswego, NY
Cortland Music Fest - Cortland, NY
Ithaca College Music Fest - Ithaca, NY
Empire State Games - Cortland, NY
Remsen Barn Festival - Remsen, NY
Athens Art Festival - Athens, NY
Watkins Glen Wine Festival, Watkins Glen, NY