Calling all the cool Kats and Kittens who love Rockabilly, Rock and Roll, Hot Rods, Motorcycles, Surf Music, and Swing! The NY Rockabilly Rockets have exploded into the East Coast music scene as the premier rockabilly show band. They have been blowing audiences away with their unique twist on the roots of rock and roll, rockabilly, swing, blues, country, and surf rock music.
Founded in 2010 on Long Island, NY by lead singer and guitarist John Pitti (“Johnny Rocket”), they have one album under their belt and are launching their theatre production tour. The NY Rockabilly Rockets perform the classic and beloved hits from Sun Records and Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, The Stray Cats, and many other great artists.
Initially a trio, Johnny added his childhood friend and fellow Long Island band mate Jimmy Holzmacher (“Slim Jim”) to play upright bass. The group was rounded out with drummer Dave Phillips (“Stix”). Johnny wanted to expand the sound and look of the band, so in 2015 Cyndi Fraser (“Pinup Girl Cyndi”) joined the band adding vocals and tenor sax to this killer rockabilly band.
What sets The NY Rockabilly Rockets apart from other rockabilly bands is their fast-paced show with non-stop energy, diverse mix of songs and styles, surprise solo spots, crazy and glamorous costumes, authentic “rockabilly” gear, and fabulous backdrops.
Johnny only plays Gretsch guitars paired with a vintage Tone King amp. You’ll never see him without a flashy jacket and rhinestoned guitar strap. “Slim” Jim plucks a souped-up upright bass and is known as the laid back dude wearing the cool shades.
Pin-up girl Cyndi is extravagantly decked out in her retro rockabilly hair and bedazzled threads, and plays outrageously mean sax solos while drummer Dave “Stix” tears up the skins in his zoot suit and ultra cool hat.
The NY Rockabilly Rockets currently perform throughout the east coast from NY to Central Florida at special events and popular venues such as Daytona Beach Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Destination Daytona, Leesburg Bike Fest, Main Street Station as well as corporate events. In the spring of 2017, The Daytona Beach Hard Rock hotel selected the NY Rockabilly Rockets as the opening act for guitar and surf rock legend Dick Dale at their grand opening celebration.