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It's hard to believe 2 years have already passed since we launched The Rocks Management. We are grateful to our clients and team, whose support and loyalty made this new endeavor possible.
And what an exciting trip it's been already! We celebrated a major victory in March, as The Zombies took the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to accept their rightful (and long overdue) place in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Joining Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Janet Jackson, Radiohead, The Cure and Roxy Music in the Class of 2019, The Zombies delivered heartfelt speeches and a triumphant performance, broadcast around the world on HBO and MTV. After a whirlwind week of press and parties in NYC, they stopped by The Tonight Show to treat long-time fan Jimmy Fallon with a rendition of "Time of the Season", before heading home to England.
We're already hard at work for an exciting year 3! The Zombies return to the States in August/September to embark on a national tour with Brian Wilson, and have started recording their new studio album. Hollis Brown has just released their new album Ozone Park (Mascot/Cool Green Recordings) to rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Paste and Pop Matters, and will be hitting the road with Robert Randolph and Thunderpussy before heading to Europe in the Fall. Bruce Sudano is taking a break from recording his next album to perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival....our visual artists Terry Quirk and Viv Boucherat will be revealing new projects this year...and we've signed our newest client AJ Smith.
AJ SMITH JOINS THE TEAM!
Who is AJ Smith?
An Indie/Pop singer-songwriter who has opened for Lindsey Stirling and The Eagles (band). A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist who served with the National Symphony Orchestra. A former engineering student with a Masters Degree in songwriting, mentored by the late Glenn Frey. And the latest member of The Rocks Management family.
If that description makes you curious, then you can get to know AJ a little more at this link: www.therocksmanagement.com/ajsmith, where we are thrilled to share a sneak listen of his new tracks - including ‘Cooler’, ‘Mt Everest’, and ‘Human’, co-written with multi-Platinum and Grammy-winning songwriter Jenson Vaughan (Kygo/Ellie Goulding/Madonna/Britney Spears) - plus AJ’s moody interpretation of Sir Elton’s classic “Rocket Man”.
The Queens-based, Denver-born artist has been quietly building his audience one fan at a time, connecting digitally across via Instagram and YouTube, or in the flesh at Sofar Sounds and college shows across the country (with a string of new college dates added for fall/winter 2019-2020).
Be sure to check him out at www.ajsmithmusic.com and @ajsmithmusic on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
" The soundtrack for a late-night drive through
the American heartland. "
'Do Me Right' by Hollis Brown
"Ozone Park is definitely diverse and contemporary, blending smooth pop touches into Hollis Brown's Americana stock in trade -- and ranging from the fuzzy hard rock of 'Bad Mistakes' to the funky groove of 'Go For It'"
"A superb rock band - smart lyrics, top musicianship, and rhythms that make you want to move"
'Rocket Man' Cover by AJ Smith
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