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

Above photo by Conni Freeetone

Mike Rocket performs solo and with a band in NY, NJ, and around the country.
Passionate, energetic, and infectious, his music appeals to a diverse audience. 
To date, he's performed in lineups with some of music's top acts at clubs as well as
at major festivals like SXSW, Firefly Music Festival, Light of Day, and CMJ.

At clubs, he's opened for Whiskey Myers (The Shop in Brooklyn, NY), Bret Michaels
(Spicy Cantina in Seaside Heights, NJ during WCBSFM Summer Kickoff), Jim Peterik
(BB Kings NYC), as well as Southside Johnny and John Cafferty (The Stone Pony in
Asbury Park, NJ).

As far as festivals, in 2012, Rocket kicked off SXSW to precede Bruce Springsteen,
Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, and more. At Firefly Music Festival 2016 Mike Rocket
and the band performed along with Florence and the Machine, Mumford & Sons,
Fetty Wap, Catfish & The Bottlemen, and Deathcab for Cutie. Last summer,
Rocket got a last-minute invite again to Firefly Music Festival on the CHATs stage.    

Credited by some people in the industry as "the hardest working man in music",
Mike Rocket is unique in his relentless, fearless, self-promoting, and outside the box
strategies. Mike has performed over 200 concerts so far in 2020 including a 7-hour benefit
concert for Why Hunger on August 30th!                         
In order to promote his music to the masses, he shows up with his guitar
and banner so he can perform outside festivals, by concerts, and at network television
shows like The TODAY Show. He has been on the shout outs several times in the past
couple years on The TODAY Show, over 45 times in all including a brief live performance.

Mike promoting upcoming shows on TODAY Show (NBC Television) August 31, 2019.

To date, he has been seen/heard on national television, Sirius XM Radio as well as
on major New York, New Jersey, & Philadelphia radio stations.

Rocket has been getting multiple plays of his cover of Springsteen's "Give the Girl
A Kiss" on Sirus XM E Street Radio in the past year.

After four years of jamming outside the Firefly Music Festival, Mike became an
official performer in 2016.  Also in 2016, Rocket got to perform his song "Gotta
Get To The Jersey Shore" live on The Shannon in the Morning Summer Blastoff on
WCBS FM NY to open for Bret Michaels.

In the near future, Mike Rocket is expected to portray an iconic rock star in a motion picture. 

Mike Rocket has performed at the legendary BB King Blues NYC 10 times.
He has played the Hard Rock Atlantic City over 30 times in the past four years.
Rocket has played for most of the 90,000+ fans each year at the Firefly Music Festival.

Rocket participates in the Light of Day Festival in Asbury Park each year, fighting 
Parkinson's disease. Sometimes celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen, show up.

Over the past few years, Rocket has been seen multiple times on The TODAY Show.
Carson Daly gave Rocket a brief plug before one of his shows at BB King's.
Dylan Dreyer, Dave Price, & Janessa Webb have given Rocket shout outs on the show too.

Mike's recent full band performances have included
 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. 
During this live iTunes Podcast, 
Davis introduced "Mike Rocket" to the audience.
Shortly after, another artist asked the legend 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 few years, Rocket has been playing outside concerts, outside festivals, 
and officially at festivals including Firefly Music Festival, CMJ, & SXSW.

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 
a recent performance. The song has received airplay on several stations.

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 played the Firefly Music Festival 2016 with some of the biggest acts in music.

Photo of Mike Rocket's official performance at the Firefly Music Festival in 2016.
Mike Rocket's song, "America's Got Talent", has aired numerous times on

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 (he's toured with Bon Jovi), Mike Rocket, and Timmy Douglas at BB Kings NYC. Photo by Laura DeSantis Olsson.

Rocket has been nominated several times for the Asbury Music Awards the Philly
Music Awards.

Rocket has been heard on radio several times on the following stations:
Sirius XM on E Street Radio ; 1230 WFAS AM White Plains, NY95.5 WPLJ FM, NY;                        104.3 WAXQ FM, NY;
101.9 WRXP FM, NY; 93.3 WMMR FM, Philadelphia; 92.5 WXTU FM, Philadelphia;
102.9 WMGK FM, Philadelphia;  Radio 104.5 FM, Philadelphia; New Jersey 101.5 FM;
& 101.1 WCBS FM, NY

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

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