Although we have a love for all genres of Rockabilly, from way back 50's traditional Rockabilly through to Neo Rockabilly, we had a yearning to push the genre just that little bit further.
The thought was to rev it up yet another gear from the Neo Rockabilly era of the '80's and create a really energetic, hard hitting 'in ya face' sound to bring it up to the modern times; you could say putting the 'Rock' into Rockabilly.
Each of the 3 members drew on their wide and varied influences from their teenage years, right the way through to their modern day influences. This melting pot of styles created a form of music we can only describe as 'Hi Octane Rockabilly'. I suppose you could liken it to the 'Hot Rodders' stripping down a classic, adding way more power, but still keeping all of the style.
Don't be fooled by the onstage setup of a double bass, Gretsch guitar and stripped down drum kit, looks can be deceiving. Once the amps are flicked on and the first beat is struck, hold onto your hats cos' you're in for a hell of a ride.
We've been trying hard to keep the Rocket Ship going, we've managed, with the help of venues that can conform to the ever changing rules, regulations and advice to do a few gigs this year so far, many of our Festivals have been moved over to next year.
The end of 2019 saw the sad departure of great friend and co founder of The Delray Rockets, Oz Osborne, due to his on going and progressively worsening arthritis to his hands, it was his wish the band would carry on, so the search for a new guitarist was put out there, a great friend, guitarist Dr Croc came forward expressing his desire to join the band, an audition wasn't necessary as we knew he was already and awesome Axe man and great guy... Thus Oz's replacement....... Then Covid struck.... I'm sure we will be out trekking across the country and Europe and beyond again soon.... When? we don't know, Keep following us, and keep supporting us, as you know we love our fan base and always take time to chat and listen to your stories...
Keep Rockin' Katz and Kittenz... See you on the other side of these dark days.....