Throwback Thursday: The Rocketboys

the rocketboys

“We want to play music because we want to. We’re not seeking any ridiculous fame and fortune or anything like that. We just want our music to be heard and for people to like it. We’re trying to do something legitimate and artistic.”¬†-The Rocketboys¬†(Billboard Music Interview)

Young, old, male, female; this band has that special something. They appeal to a mass audience in a way that every band wishes they could. Their familiar and vast lyrical topics of romance, brotherhood, family, life and death help guide you through the exciting life of the band’s existence, and allow you to relate to your own.

Hailing from Texas, The Rocketboys were born in a college dorm room at Abilene Christian University in 2005. Everything seemed to be going smoothly, until the band lost drummer Phillip Ellis in 2009. Ellis was replaced, however his replacement also moved on shortly after in 2010. The two guitarists and original members Dan Wheeler and Mitch Holt also decided to part ways with the group to allocate more time to their families and personal lives.

However in the midst of the chaos and a testament to the band’s strength, the three remaining members pulled together to release their full length album “Build Anyway” in 2012. The hard work quickly payed off, as 2012 and 2013 were spent on the road with bands like Relient K, The Almost, The Mowgli’s and others. Their work has also been featured in shows like One Tree Hill, Glee, Private Practice and many more.

On the right track, The Rocketboys were signed to Black Magnetic Records and released their EP “Left|Right” on January 6, 2015.

The Rocketboys will be at The Earl on Saturday Jan. 31st at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the show. Doors open at 9 pm. 



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