This is the way things normally work:
Form a band. Choose band name. Write songs. Practice lots with band. Book a gig. Play gig.
There isn’t much that is normal about our band. Our journey went something like this:
Write songs. Record songs. Book a gig. Realise you need to form a band for the gig. One practice with band. Choose band name due to impending gig. Play gig.
We are Rocket Kings. We are a 5-piece comprising vocals, three ukuleles, double bass and drums. Formed in mid-2016 after songwriter Dave Stewart (uke and vocals) had written and recorded a home-recorded album with Bex Crossland (vocals and uke). Dave and Bex added the excellent musicians Greg Forys (double bass), David Heath (drums) and Matt Stallwood (uke and vocals) and have now played more than 20 gigs, mostly in the Reading area. Rocket Kings went into a recording studio in January 2018 as a 5-piece to record an EP, which will be released during 2018.
We are a rock/pop band. It just so happens that we feature ukuleles, albeit sometimes through overdrive and wah-wah pedals, so we like to call our sound ‘ukepop’!
Find Rocket Kings on:
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rocketkings
• Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-267576350
• YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdnxUG_OtqyyJxuj40KW02A