Hailing from St. Johns, NL, RocketRocketShip are making a name for themselves across Canada by blending rock energy with pop hooks to create a distinct and memorable sound. The band is lead by front man Tyrone MacNeil's powerful, yet dynamic vocals and captivating stage presence.
RocketRocketShip released their first full length record "Your Best Kept Secret" in June, 2012, and immediately had the debut single Back Where I Belong picked up by local radio stations. The success of the album provided a radio and industry foundation for the single Here's To Us to be released in June, 2013. The song was played by over 30 Satellite, Hot AC, AC, Rock, Top 40, and College stations across the country, and broke the group into the Canadian mainstream. It was a sample of the upcoming record entitled "Shake It Off" which was released May 13, 2014.
"Shake it Off!" has been getting great reviews from fans and industry alike, and has continued to build momentum since it's release. Guff magazine wrote "St. John’s NFLD’s RocketRocketShip’s new LP “Shake It Off” brings the pop and the punch to the party" The album has made the band a hot commodity for performances, with high profile events such as the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Hibernia Gala in October 2014. Each track delivers a little something different, with that Chris Kirby spice that makes you want to dance and sing the night away.
Since the bands formation in 2009, they have developed the professionalism and live show of a veteran band by sharing the stage with Canada's best acts. These include Marianas Trench, Down With Webster, The Arkells, Faber Drive, Shawn Desman, These Kids Wear Crowns and many more. RocketRocketShip have also showcased at reputable industry events like the 2014 East Coast Music Week and the 2013 Music NL Awards. They recently spent January-June 2014 building a national fan base on a 6 province, 5 month, 75 show tour of high schools with the not-for-profit organization Live Different.
RocketRocketShip have been gaining the respect and attention of fans, their fellow musicians, and industry professionals through awards and media attention. In 2013 they were nominated for 4 Music NL awards and took home the award for Music NLs Pop/Rock Group of the Year. The group were also voted Best Band 2013 in The Scope magazine.
The members of RocketRocketShip love keep a constant and personal dialogue with their fans on social media. Keep up to date with their latest music and tour dates through Facebook (www.facebook.com/rocketshipband) and Twitter (@rocketshipband), and connect with them further on Instagram (@rocketrocketship) and Youtube (www.youtube.com/rocketrocketship)!