Rockin’ the “Traverse City Food and Wine Festival” w/The Verve Pipe, Saturday night……

Off to Traverse City, MI  for the weekend! Rockin’ the “Traverse City Food and Wine Festival” w/The Verve Pipe, Saturday night – 6pm. What a perfect way to celebrate fathers day! Play a show, and hang out at an awesome festival (mainly in the VIP artist lounge of course – lol), weather is shaping up to be pretty awesome as well. “Let the good times roll”……..

Big weekend of shows ahead!!!

Big weekend of shows ahead!!! Friday night w/The Rockit King​ @ Rubble’s Bar​ (Mount Pleasant, MI) – 8pm, Saturday night w/The Verve Pipe @ Rotary of Coopersville presents THE VERVE PIPE​ (Coopersville, MI) – 8pm, then finish the weekend Sunday morning Daybreak​ Church (Hudsonville, MI) – 9:30 and 11am. Immediately following = rest and relaxation on the lazy boy or out by the pool (either will suffice)… Let the summer begin 😉

The Rockit King – on air with Local Spins…….

Had a great time yesterday on air w/John Sinkevics & Local Spins. Check out the interview here;

The Rockit King: Inspired by ‘real musicianship,’ no-excuses rock and a genre-spanning appetite

TBT tune from 2006 “Did You ?” from The Rockit King……..

Here’s a TBT tune from 2006 “Did You ?” from The Rockit King. It’s the opening track from our (unreleased) DVD/Album “Double Live”. Recorded live at The Interection (Grand Rapids, MI). Enjoy……

Did You ? – The Rockit King

Geared up and ready to rock The Music Box Supper Club (Cleavland, OH)

Geared up and ready to rock The Music Box Supper Club (Cleavland, OH) w/The Verve Pipe tomorrow night – 7:30pm . I hear this show is close to sold out, so grab tickets if you can………………

Back to rockin’ w/The Verve Pipe this weekend! Ann Arbor/Kzoo….

Back to rockin’ w/The Verve Pipe this weekend!  Sat. morning, a special Family concert/fair @ The Ark (Ann Arbor, MI) – 11am. Sat. night, we hit Bells Brewery (Kalamazoo, MI) for a rock show – 9pm. Minus the travel and set up, it’ll be a fun day 😉

Game-changing third studio album from overlooked Michigan rock’n’rollers – Classic Rock Magazine

Game-changing third studio album from overlooked Michigan rock’n’rollers.
It’s a happy feeling when an unofficial, anonymous-looking envelope turns out to contain one of your favourite new albums of the month. Things go from a suspicious “Hmm, what’s this?” to bounding across the office declaring, “I love this!”
Seemingly finding their way to Classic Rock Towers without a peep of publicity, The Rockit King have spent the last 14 years perfecting their chops in their native Michigan – embarking on stateside support slots with David Lee Roth and Sebastian Bach in the process.
Like so many gigging bands, they’re good but haven’t moved beyond a largely localised, DIY ethic and fanbase. So where do a bunch of seasoned dreamers go from here?
Obviously you assume (or at least hope) that every record, from every band, is intended to be the best thing they’ve ever done. But somehow Truth Will Set You Free is especially earnest in its sense of a group who’ve decided: “Right, no bullshitting, this is going to be the best rock’n’roll record we can make.”
And that, basically, is exactly what they’ve done. Corners aren’t cut, winning hooks aren’t milked endlessly, different moods are all pursued with gusto… It’s a complete, tasty meal of an album – rooted in blues, steeped in classic rock and prettied up with personality.
Opener All’s You Got sets the agenda, gradually introducing layer upon increasingly gratifying layer of lean, mean rock’n’roll machinery. Dirty verse riffs and twin-lead touches seem to form the song’s zenith, until the soulfully harmonised chorus slides in – and is even better. One of those splendidly assured, characterful starters that suggests you’re in safe hands from here on in. Assuming you can stop yourself immediately pressing ‘replay’. You really shouldn’t, though, when the sassy likes of Wha Chu Say are lurking round the corner, tantalisingly layering on the groove.
At the softer end of their spectrum, the tender balladry and stirring pop harmonies of Who R U are irresistibly lovelorn yet packed with colour – as is the pensive, syncopated Ours To Know, complete with splashes of swashbuckling, wah-filled guitar strutting. After one listen, you’ll like it. Give it two or three, however, and you’ll really be onto something.
If everyone got their just deserts, Truth Will Set You Free would make The Rockit King fabulously successful. At the very least, it should earn them a few more fans – they more than deserve them. If you take a punt on one new record this month, why not make it this one?

Special Olympics Michigan Celebrity Basketball Game………

A few months ago I was asked by a friend, if I’d be interested in being a celerity guest for the Special Olympics Michigan Celebrity Basketball Game at Rockford High School (Rockford, MI)? Of course I said YES, assuming I’d perform a song or something typical for a guest musician. I later found out that my musical skills weren’t needed, and I’d be playing on the celebrity basketball team with few news anchors from WZZM, playing against Area 11 KEC Blazers. Yes, playing basketball (haven’t played basketball since I was a kid in gym class)!?. Oh well, I’m up for the challenge, and it’s a great event. I hit the court tonight at 7pm (hmmm, I hope that statement is just figurative and not literal). Now, where did my old HS gym shorts go 😉



New music video debut! Overboard – The Verve Pipe…….

Hey Verve Pipe fans, we’re finally ready to debut our new music video “Overboard”. Hope you all enjoy it……

The Verve Pipe – Overboard

Rockin’ a set at Mickey’s Pub (St. Joe, MI) w/The Rockit King – tonight ….

Geared up and ready to rock a set at Mickey’s Pub (St. Joe, MI) w/The Rockit King – tonight (midnight)!!! Also, hoping to get a chance to stop down and check out the Jon Ster memorial in Benton Harbor……. Have a feeling it’s going to be a late night, not to mention the time change :/ Oh well, that’s why I have my tech Wheeler on board to keep an eye on the clock, cause that 7am call time tomorrow @ Daybreak will come pretty quick 😉