mike rocket and the stars


      You are listening to "The Procrastinator" by Mike Rocket & Nick Douglas.

Jeff Crespi Photography. Mike Rocket, Timmy Douglas, & Don Ward in photo at The Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, NJ during Light Of Day 2014.

MIKE ROCKET performs solo and with a band in New York and around the country.
His passion and energy are infectious and his music appeals to a diverse audience. 
To date, he's performed in lineups with some music's top acts at SXSW and at Firefly 
Music Festival.

Above: Mike Rocket at Firefly 2016 with Lisa Bianco, Nick Clemons, Eric Gonzalez, Caroline Garlick, and Timmy Douglas.
Dubbed "the hardest working man" by some, he is different from many artists in his
relentless, fearless,
self-promoting, and outside the box tactics. Rocket often sets up
and performs in places like Times Square, outside stadium
concerts, at network
television shows, and by the entrances of large festivals in order to expose his music 
to the masses. To date, he has been seen/heard on national television as well as on
major New York,
New Jersey, & Philadelphia radio stations. After four years of setting
up outside the Firefly Music Festival, Mike became an official performer in 2016!

Mike Rocket has performed at BB King Blues Club in New York 9 times since 2008.
Rocket has played for most of the 90,000 fans each year at the Firefly Music Festival.

The Mike Rocket Band was featured on the front page of The Asbury Park Press
as they kicked off Light Of Day 2014. Rocket participates in this event each year. 
On the final night, Rocket was among musicians on stage with Bruce Springsteen.
Rocket has been on stage with "The Boss" now several times during the finale.

Over the past few years, Rocket has been seen several times on The TODAY Show.
Carson Daly recently gave Rocket a brief plug before his show at BB King's.            

Mike sometimes
performs with Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame drummer Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez.

Photo by Charlie Nowack from The Official Clarence Clemons Day Celebration at Martell's. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez is on drums.

In 2013, Rocket handed his music the the legendary Clive Davis. This was during
"Soundtrack of My Life" lecture at the Apple Store SoHo.
During this live iTunes Podcast, 
Davis introduced "Mike Rocket" to the audience.
A few minutes later
another artist asked Mr. Davis what it takes to 'get a break'. During
his response, Mr. Davis
said, "As Mike Rocket points it out: 'Hard work', 'tenacity',
belief, & you just keep doing it."

Mike Rocket is having conversation with Clive Davis during an iTunes podcast. Davis is holding Rocket's music. Anthony DeCurtis is to the left of Davis.

Over the past couple years, Rocket has been playing in Times Square, outside concerts,
& at large 
festivals including Firefly Music Festival, The Governors Ball, & SXSW.

AM 1230 WFAS, White Plains, NY has played several of Rocket's songs during the
"Orlando In The Morning" show.

Rocket has been opening and performing "Gotta Get To The Jersey Shore" with The
Nick Clemons Band over the past few years. Guitar legend Ricky Byrd played on his
most recent performance in January. Rocket performed the song live on the Shannon
In The Morning Summer Blastoff 2016 on WCBS-FM NY to open for Bret Michaels.

Rocket received a great review by Ray Chelstowski, formerly of Rolling Stone

In 2012,Rocket received international press as an Associated Press picture of him
outside the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief was published.

Mike Rocket And The Stars were the first official showcase act of SXSW 2012. They 
also just played the Firefly Music Festival 2016 with some of the biggest acts in music.

Mike Rocket's song, "America's Got Talent", has aired numerous times on

Rocket has performed the CMJ Music Festival three times & also the CBGB Festival.

"Gotta Get To The Jersey Shore" has been on numerous radio and television shows.

Mike has appeared several times on The Early  Show (CBS). Dave Price, who is now
on NBC NY, has promoted
him multiple times.

Rocket performed "I'm The Guy" at The Apollo Theater during Amateur Night.
Shortly after, the late Ben E. King told Mike, "I heard you cooked it up."

Matt O'Ree (now with Bon Jovi), Mike Rocket, & Timmy Douglas at BB Kings, NYC. (Laura DeSantis Olsson Photography)

One of Bon Jovi's guitarists, Matt O'Ree, played his first show at BB King Blues Club as
guitarist for Mike Rocket And The Stars.
Rocket has been nominated three times for the Asbury Music Awards and a
couple times 
for the Philly Music Awards.
Rocket has been heard several times on the following stations:
Sirius XM; 1230 WFAS AM White Plains, NY95.5; WPLJ FM, NY104.3 WAXQ FM, NY;
101.9 WRXP FM, NY; 93.3 WMMR FM, Philadelphia, PA;92.5 WXTU FM, Philadelphia;
102.9 WMGK FM, Philadelphia; & New Jersey 101.5 FM, New Jersey, & WCBS-FM NY.

Photo of Nick Clemons and Mike Rocket by Steve Moran. This was at the Long Beach Island Thank You Festival, July 2013.   

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