Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats)

Fri Nov 6 2020

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Manchester Academy 2

Oxford Rd Manchester M13 9PR

Under 14s with an adult

All Ages

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Direct from the USA, for a 5-night tour of the UK, it’s the Grammy Award Nominated, Rockabilly AND Bass Player Hall of Fame Inductee; Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats!

As the talented double bass thumping, spinning and climbing acrobat next to Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom in The Stray Cats, Lee Rocker helped put Rockabilly back in the charts in the 1980s. With worldwide mega hits, like “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” the group sold over 10 million records and remain the most renowned Neo-Rockabilly group of all time. After gathering over 23 Gold and Platinum records, appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, headlining countless international festivals and appearing on TV shows like Saturday Night Live and MTV during the channel’s hey-day, Lee Rocker went on to establish a solid solo career.

As a solo artist Lee toured and recorded with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, John Fogerty and The Rolling Stones, to name but a few. Now UK Rockabilly fans can experience the legendary Stray Cats bass player live in concerts across five venues in November 2020. Get your tickets soon, because Lee Rocker’s army of loyal fans will be ripping away spots as soon as they’re released!

 

TOUR DATES

WED 4 Nov 2020: Glasgow - Barrowland Ballroom

THU 5 Nov 2020: Newcastle - Northumbria Institute

FRI 6 Nov 2020: Manchester - Manchester Academy

SAT 7 Nov 2020: Bristol - The Anson Rooms

SUN 8 Nov 2020: London - The Garage

 

Lee Rocker & His All-Star Band

Legendary Stray Cats co-founder and pioneer of the original Rockabilly revival, Lee Rocker is joined on stage by a band matching both Lee’s musicianship and showmanship on their respective instruments led by American guitar slinger and vocalist, Buzz Campbell. A renowned songwriter in his own right, Buzz is a name that should ring a bell for all fans of Rockabilly and Rock’n’Roll. In addition to writing his own material, Campbell has toured and recorded with names like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Bo Diddley, Chris Isaak, and all three original members of The Stray Cats. So Campbell is right at home playing the guitar next to Lee Rocker!

 

Support: The DeadShots

If you’re not familiar with The DeadShots, do yourself a favour and have a listen to their latest album, Wanted, released in early 2019. From the first week of its release this potent mix of Rockabilly and Rock’n’Roll got attention and airtime across multiple international radio stations — and you’ll immediately hear why!

 

ROCKABILLY NIGHT LIVE PRESENTS
Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats)

  • Lee Rocker

    Rockabilly

    Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums, garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records,
    and were music video pioneers of the MTV.  The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has included “Rock this Town” as one of the 500 most important songs in rock.
     
    From the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, to appearing on Saturday Night Live, to headlining the US Festival and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all.   In addition to The Stray Cats and the Rolling Stones, Rocker has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, and John Fogerty.  In 1982 Rocker and his father Stanley Drucker, (classical clarinetist) both received Grammy nominations; this was something that has only occurred twice in the history of the Grammy Awards.  In 2012 Lee appeared on Broadway in the hit musical "Million Dollar Quartet" and in 2014 he was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame. Rocker has received numerous honors for his contributions to music and the arts, including being inducted to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and he is a recipient of the Visionary Artist Award by the City of Laguna Beach California. In his concert performances, Lee Rocker rocks every town and leaves every audience on their feet and cheering.
     
    Lee Rocker has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers.   He is known for making his upright double bass appear as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it on stages throughout the world.  His concert show is a time for him to tell stories about his days on the road and in the music business for the last 35 years – including sharing stories about his adventures lugging the giant piece of equipment around.
  • The Deadshots

    The Deadshots

    Rockabilly

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Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats)

Fri Nov 6 2020 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Manchester Academy 2 Manchester
Lee Rocker (of The Stray Cats)

Under 14s with an adult All Ages

Direct from the USA, for a 5-night tour of the UK, it’s the Grammy Award Nominated, Rockabilly AND Bass Player Hall of Fame Inductee; Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats!

As the talented double bass thumping, spinning and climbing acrobat next to Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom in The Stray Cats, Lee Rocker helped put Rockabilly back in the charts in the 1980s. With worldwide mega hits, like “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” the group sold over 10 million records and remain the most renowned Neo-Rockabilly group of all time. After gathering over 23 Gold and Platinum records, appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, headlining countless international festivals and appearing on TV shows like Saturday Night Live and MTV during the channel’s hey-day, Lee Rocker went on to establish a solid solo career.

As a solo artist Lee toured and recorded with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, John Fogerty and The Rolling Stones, to name but a few. Now UK Rockabilly fans can experience the legendary Stray Cats bass player live in concerts across five venues in November 2020. Get your tickets soon, because Lee Rocker’s army of loyal fans will be ripping away spots as soon as they’re released!

 

TOUR DATES

WED 4 Nov 2020: Glasgow - Barrowland Ballroom

THU 5 Nov 2020: Newcastle - Northumbria Institute

FRI 6 Nov 2020: Manchester - Manchester Academy

SAT 7 Nov 2020: Bristol - The Anson Rooms

SUN 8 Nov 2020: London - The Garage

 

Lee Rocker & His All-Star Band

Legendary Stray Cats co-founder and pioneer of the original Rockabilly revival, Lee Rocker is joined on stage by a band matching both Lee’s musicianship and showmanship on their respective instruments led by American guitar slinger and vocalist, Buzz Campbell. A renowned songwriter in his own right, Buzz is a name that should ring a bell for all fans of Rockabilly and Rock’n’Roll. In addition to writing his own material, Campbell has toured and recorded with names like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Bo Diddley, Chris Isaak, and all three original members of The Stray Cats. So Campbell is right at home playing the guitar next to Lee Rocker!

 

Support: The DeadShots

If you’re not familiar with The DeadShots, do yourself a favour and have a listen to their latest album, Wanted, released in early 2019. From the first week of its release this potent mix of Rockabilly and Rock’n’Roll got attention and airtime across multiple international radio stations — and you’ll immediately hear why!

 

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All Ages
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General Admission
£43.45 (£39.50 + £3.95 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

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