The Rockit King Talks of Music and Themselves.....


Rock n' rollers THE ROCKIT KING have been around for a very long time, releasing fourth albums to date, with new content in the works already! No plans of touring but perhaps some select shows next year! The band talks of themselves and their music.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The Rockit King started in November of 2001 as sort of antidote to what was then happening on the National scene.  We were friends from various Grand Rapids (Michigan) bands, getting together on the side to jam, the impetus being the creation of a cross between Thin Lizzy & Boston.  Basically the opposite of what was happening at the time.  A sort of West Michigan supergroup.

2. What’s the origin of your band’s name?

The Rockit King was just something that sounded good phonetically.  I’m not sure that it held meaning per se.

3. Where is the band based and what is the music scene like there.  Are there any local bands you could recommend.

West Michigan has always been a bit of a hotbed for talent musically.  Lots of original music and a whole lot of venues to play at.  For smaller, original bands, it eclipses Detroit and the East side of the State.  There have been MANY killer original bands from West Michigan over the years.  Right now, Barrel Bones, Ghosts of Sunset, Hollywood Makeout, Pop Evil and Wayland are all riding high these days.

4. How would you describe your style

The Rockit King plays straight-up Michigan Rock ‘N’ Roll music.  Everybody can play, everybody can sing.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We recently released our fourth studio album entitled Fourth Turning.  It was recorded on tape (no computers) and represents the band well.  Some heavy stuff, some pop rock, some Blues.  We’re proud of it.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We’re working on a couple of tunes for a 7” that we’re scheduled to release in April of ‘22.

7. How about shows and touring?  Have anything planned?  

Touring has had its hiccups do to this COVID business.  We’re hoping to play a few festivals next Summer.

8. What plans do you have for the future for your band.?

We want to make more records and play more show!!!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff.

You can find all of The Rockit King albums on any digital streaming platform.

10. What would you want a first time listener to take away from your music.

That this band ROCKS!!

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