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The Rockets debut EP

joe rodgers | Dublin

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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€5 +

EP delivered in digital download format

€10 +

Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork. Mailed to your address

€15 +

Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Mailed to your address

€25 +

Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Includes bonus CD of demo tracks. Mailed to your address

€50 +

Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Includes bonus CD of demo tracks. Includes your name as a credit on the artwork sleeve. Mailed to your address

€75 +

Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Includes bonus CD of demo tracks. Includes private invite to a closed EP launch gig in April/May 2013. Mailed to your address

€100 +

Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Includes bonus CD of demo tracks. Includes private invite to a closed EP launch gig in April/May 2013.Includes band T-Shirt and a thank you credit from the stage at the launch. Includes free instrument lesson from a band member in person (Dublin) or on Skype. Mailed to your address

€150 +

Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Includes bonus CD of demo tracks. Includes private invite to a closed EP launch gig in April/May 2013.Includes band T-Shirt and a thank you credit from the stage at the launch. The band will play a cover of a song of your choice (within reason) at the EP launch. Mailed to your address

€250 +

The band will perform an acoustic set at your school/college/club. The band will also give a short talk on songwriting and the music industry (Ireland). Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Includes bonus CD of demo tracks. Includes private invite to a closed EP launch gig in April/May 2013.Includes band T-Shirt

€500 +

The band will perform a short set at a fundraiser of your choice (Ireland) Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Includes bonus CD of demo tracks. Includes private invite to a closed EP launch gig in April/May 2013.Includes band T-Shirt

€950 +

The band will perform at your house or a venue of your choice for a private function (Ireland). Limited edition EP in CD format with artwork personally signed by the band. Includes bonus CD of demo tracks. Includes private invite to a closed EP launch gig in April/May 2013.Includes band T-Shirt

€1500 +

The band will perform at and promote a charity fundraiser of your choice (Ireland). The charity logo will appear on our CD sleeve and The Rockets will promote the charity at every live event throughout 2013

a project by:
joe  rodgers

The Rockets are a Dublin based four piece rock n roll band playing original material in a 1950's style. We are planning to record and release our debut EP of four original tracks.

The Rockets are a four piece rock n roll band based in Dublin. Passionate, lifestyle 1950s rock n roll devotees the band have been playing as a cover band on the entertainment circuit for fun for a number of years.
In the past year we have been writing and recording potential original songs with a view to an EP and eventually an album release in 2013.
These songs are all in a 1950s R&B style which reflects our influences and passions.

The Rockets are made up of veterans from several Dublin original bands: Puppy Love Bomb, The Josephs, Eva Dallas and OCB to name a few.
We have been busy touring Ireland over the past 4 years and have made a reputation for ourselves in the UK as the top 50s rock n roll band representing The Beatles Hamburg days at The International Beatles Festival in Liverpool. For the past four years we have attended this festival topping the bill at The Cavern Club and Adelphi Hotel.

However we have always planned to write, record and release some original material influenced by our passions for 1950s Rock n Roll.

With successful funding we plan to record, mix and distribute an EP of four original songs in Spring 2013. These recordings would then form the basis of an 8 or 9 track album which would be completed later in the summer.

Our video contains some demos of songs which we plan to include on the EP.

The basic plan for recording is as follows:
5 days in the studio early in April 2013 / Cost - €1400
Audio mastering / Cost - €250
CD manufacturing inc artwork / Cost - €600
Registering of tracks on digital retailers / Cost - €50
100 promo release CD's for media / Cost - €150
Producer fee (we have a well known Dublin producer and artist interested in working on the project, his name will be announced upon project initiation) / Cost - TBC
Remaining €650 will go towards producer fee and any remaining will go towards a PR campaign to promote the release

We have added an extensive list for rewards which we feel are fun and engaging for the funder. We will also blog the entire project with photos and emails and funders will be updated with regular progress.

Thank you so much for taking an interest in our campaign. Thanks for supporting original music, and thanks for supporting real 1950s Rock n Roll and R&B!

The Rockets