Me and Rocket & The Ghost…
Calling Rocket & The Ghost a “rock band” would be the easiest way to categorize them, but not necessarily the most accurate. They have all the proper elements: thunderous drums, booming bass, the fuzz and wail of two electric guitars, and it’s clear that The Rock n’ roll music of the ’60s and ’70s that so influenced the London Souls had indelibly left a mark, both on Kiyoshi’s songwriting and showmanship.’
Rocket & The Ghost was born out of a brief but powerful songwriting collaboration with Lily Claire (of Lily & The Parlour Tricks) to help flesh out the songs Kiyoshi had written during his last year with The London Souls. He reached out to Brian Kesley(bass), Stuart Bidwell (drums), Sean Gavigan (guitar), and Alan Markley (keyboards) to hear what would come of this new music, and the chemistry was undeniable.
The band will whisper in your ear one minute and holler at you from the top of a mountain the next…
And then there are the songs themselves, which draw as comfortably from 1920s Americana as they do from millennial pop music without losing their fundamental garage grit. At their heart they are folk songs; they tell stories.
LOVE THIS BAND!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
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