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The Rocket

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Bury, Near Manchester UK

There are 3 artists using this name:

1) The Rocket is a three piece indie rock band from Bury, Near Manchester UK. The Rocket (Manchester) recently released their first album ‘In emergency - Break Down’ available from http://therocketmanc.bandcamp.com/album/in-emergency-break-down.

2) The Rocket is a Belgian five piece pop punk band. Over the past few years they released a full album (The Rocket/2008), an EP (Tales Of Madness And Mischief/2010) and a digital EP (Growing Pains/2012).

Their newest full album titled Not Everyone Grows Up To Be An Astronaut was released on September 28th 2012 via Funtime Records.

The band is notorious for its catchy synth driven tunes, its trademark uniforms and energetic live shows. Expect singalong songs, sweaty dancing and good times all around!

Band members are:

- Stijn Debontridder (lead guitar and backing vocals)
- Joris Goetstouwers (bass guitar and backing vocals)
- Hans Roofthooft (lead vocals and guitar)
- Frederik Meuris (synth and backing vocals)
- Bastiaan Jonniaux (drums)

Shortly after the release of Not Everyone Grows Up To Be An Astronaut, the band was invited by the Belgian national radio station MNM to record a cover of Katy Perry’s hit single Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.). MNM released a video to go with the song and put the song in rotation.

3) The Rocket is a Finnish band, who played a handful of gigs this year, the most notable one during Swamp Soccer, when they performed at the camping site Vonkka, after the games were played.

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