Mike Rocket Single "I'm Dreaming of a Better World" at The Triad NYC on October 28th.
The new single by Mike Rocket "I'm Dreaming of a Better World" is an awakening song with a search for a more positive world. On the motivation and creation of the song, Mike wrote: "I began writing 'I'm Dreaming of a Better World' as a poem in 2011 around the time of the 'Occupy' movement. I wanted to include my knowledge and passion for history and concern for equality and justice into a song. I decided to expand on the ideas of 'Imagine' and 'We Are The World' and include the visions of some of the great world activists. During a couple of vocal lessons around 2012, legendary vocal coach Katie Agresta helped me with the vocal melody and lyrics. I began recording the current version in 2018. Thomas Hutchings has tirelessly helped me over the past 5 years to produce the current version which we are launching with a celebration concert at the Triad Theater on Saturday, October 28.
Step into the enchanting world of Mike Rocket – a musical voyage that ignites passion, uplifts humanity, and leaves an indelible mark on the soul.
Mike Rocket is a singer-songwriter who is unique in what he does. He recently completed a world-record 1, 116 consecutive days doing livestream concerts. This more than 3-year daily livestream record began in March 2020 at the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown and ended in April 2023. These concerts were mostly on Facebook, sometimes on Instagram, TikTok, and Youtube. Many of these concerts helped raise money for WhyHunger.org and other charitable organizations. Mike became an artist for WhyHunger.org in 2020.
To date, Rocket has performed at some of the world's most prestigious festivals, including Firefly Music Festival and SXSW, where he has been in lineups with many of the biggest names in music.
In 2020, he finished the year at #98 on Pollstar's Top 100 Livestreamers.
In 2021 and 2022, Rocket was the only known artist to perform concerts every day of the year both years! Rocket reached #63 and #81 on Pollstar's Q1 & Q2 Top 100 Livestreamers. In July 2021, he reached #25 on the weekly charts, his highest charting position to date.
You may have seen Mike before on the TODAY Show where he has appeared 56 times to promote himself. Maybe you have seen him outside the Firefly Music Festival, GOVBallNYC, or outside concerts for Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, and other rock concerts, where he has set up his own stage to perform to the masses of music fans.
Rocket regularly performs his song "Gotta Get To the Jersey Shore" live on the legendary Summer Blastoff from the Jersey Shore hosted by Joe Nolan. This Summer Blastoff is a tradition that began on the Scott and Todd Show on WPLJ-FM, NY, which has in recent years been on WCBS-FM, NY, and on Robby & Rochelle In The Morning on 1071 The Boss FM, NJ. The song also gets regular airplay on Tom Kaminski's show on Montclair State University radio, WMSC 90.3 FM and 1071 The Boss FM, NJ. He is also a regular at the Light of Day Festival and has performed numerous times at the Stone Pony, BB King Blues Club NYC, Hard Rock Cafe, and City Winery NYC.
His cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Give The Girl A Kiss" has been on E Street Radio frequently over the past 4 years with "I Wanna Be With You" now starting to get some airplay. Also, over the past few years, his song for Steve Trevelise has aired numerous weeknights on New Jersey 101.5.
Mike will perform this concert with a full band which will include Kevin Hunter on guitar who has participated in projects with Janet Jackson, Shanai Twain, and Idina Menzel. Other musicians performing in Mike's band include Thomas Hutchings (sax), Jay Smith (keys and backups), Timmy Douglas (bass), Denise Le Duc (backups), and Jeff Smith (drums).
When Mike isn't working as a musician, he teaches social studies in New Jersey.
MISSION STATEMENT: Mike's mission is to break the boundaries of music, inspiring change, and kindling hope through electrifying performances. He believes that every note can spark a transformation, and every melody can be a catalyst for a better world. Join Mike on this extraordinary musical voyage, where passion knows no bounds and music reignites the human spirit.
"You may be the hardest working man in show biz!" Brad Rodgers, Pollstar
"As Mike Rocket points it out, hard work, tenacity, belief, and you just keep doing it." Clive Davis, legendary music executive & producer
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