Well hello fellow Elton John fans!
Rus Anderson here, let me introduce you to my Elton John tribute.
As featured @ BB King's Clubs, House Of Blues, Hard Rock, Elton John.com & endorsed by 'Hercules - The Elton John Fanclub', The Rocket Man Band is the USA's #1 full-time 70's & 80's Elton John Tribute and sets the standard for world-class entertainment.
Just look at our photos and watch our videos.
It's hard to go wrong when you have this much experience onstage at your venue.
The key to success when hiring a band is knowing how professional they'll look, perform and act when they arrive. In the past year alone, we have performed in all 4 corners of the USA & have 5 star ratings across the board in the USA's many elite talent rating platforms. You're OK with us!
We are REAL musicians, our videos are of REAL shows and those are REAL audiences!! - We know because we were there!
Our show is an EXACT re-enactment of an early Elton John concert, featuring gorgeous, exact replica costumes - (many items actually worn by Elton!), 100% live instruments, faster tempos, an ultra modern laser and LED light show (over $10k worth) and various grand pianos, including an 8 foot RED Yamaha!
It is an intense, sincere and magical musical journey with NO cheese and NO cheap Party Store disco shirts! Audiences laugh, cry, sing and dance - not always in that order, whilst having a blast of energy recalling the highs & lows of Elton's career. There are ballads & driving rock songs.
It is a trip down the yellow brick road.
Described as "A WONDERFUL show" by Mary Mitchell of The Elton John AIDS Foundation, The Rocket Man Band gives an insanely energetic performance time after time, throwing around cool jams such as "Saturday Night's Alright" and "Pinball Wizard", before sending audiences exploding into space with extended 70's instrumental versions of "Rocket Man", "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" and "Levon".
With thousands of performances under our belts ranging from smokey, hole-in-the-wall biker bars, to festivals, to concert halls, to casinos, to cruise liners, The Rocket Man Band musicians actually portray Elton John's intense 70's & 80's concerts down to the finest detail. Additionally, the band are ASCAP members and all Rocket Man performances are fully licensed & insured.
Again, watch our videos & browse thru our hundreds of photos.
What you see is what you get... and THAT's entertainment.
We'll see you at the show.
Rocket Man live performances include the following songs:
The Bitch Is Back
I'm Still Standing
Madman Across The Water
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Bennie & The Jets
Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
Take Me To The Pilot
Made In England
Lucy In The Sky
Candle In The Wind
Kiss The Bride
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Don't Let The Sun Go Down
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters
Written In The Stars
Step Into Christmas
Sixty Years On
and many more......
Technical Info /Band/ Instrumentation:
Rus 'Rocket Man' Anderson: Yamaha Digital 8' Red Grand Piano, Shure SM58 mic.
Lucas Donofrio: Ibanez & Les Paul guitars with various fx gear, Shure SM58 mic.
Jaymee Granell Jr : Custom 5 string Bass, Shure SM58 mic.
Jeri Beverland: Concert series Drums, Percussion, Shure SM58 mic.
The band can provide all backline, PA, instruments (incl. grand piano), stage and lighting effects.
Approx. stage plot can be downloaded opposite >>
Further technical details including rider information are available on request.
A Rocket Man Band show features several elaborate and colorful costumes!
Each costume has been professionally designed and tailored to exactly match iconic looks from Elton's early decades on stage.
(Clients can select their favorite costumes from a catalogue for each performance!)
Generally a show includes 3-6 costume changes.
Show duration is usually 60 mins to 120 mins.
"A show as extravagant as Elton's career"
- The St Petersburg Times.
"The next best thing to Elton John"
- Tampa Bay Times.
"A master keyboardist"
- Jerome Ritchey, Host, Studio 10, CBS.
"He's a rocket man..Rus will make you think he's the real Elton John"
"The Show Was Wonderful"
- Mary Mitchell, LATW, The Elton John AIDS Foundation
"A young Elton John - magic!"
- Kevin O'Neill, Sam Ash Music.
"The coolest thing is that Rus actually has an authentic British accent"
- Robin Harris, The Buzz Magazine.
Venue/ Event types:
The Rocket Man Band regularly performs for the following events:
Meet and Greet
727 637 4191
Please use our contact page for enquiries.