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The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker! 

Grammy-nominated musician and Bass Player Hall of Famer 

Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member (along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom), of the Grammy nominated music group The Stray Cats, who sold over 10 million albums, garnered 23 gold and platinum certified records, 

and were music video pioneers of the MTV.  The Stray Cat’s worldwide mega hits “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has included “Rock this Town” as one of the 500 most important songs in rock. 

From the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine, to appearing on Saturday Night Live, to headlining the US Festival and touring with the Rolling Stones, Lee Rocker has seen and done it all.   In addition to The Stray Cats and the Rolling Stones, Rocker has toured and performed with George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, and John Fogerty.  In 1982 Rocker and his father Stanley Drucker, (classical clarinetist) both received Grammy nominations; this was something that has only occurred twice in the history of the Grammy Awards.  In 2012 Lee appeared on Broadway in the hit musical "Million Dollar Quartet" and in 2014 he was inducted into the Bass Player Hall of Fame. Rocker has received numerous honors for his contributions to music and the arts, including being inducted to the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and he is a recipient of the Visionary Artist Award by the City of Laguna Beach California. In his concert performances, Lee Rocker rocks every town and leaves every audience on their feet and cheering. 

Lee Rocker has been consistently touring, recording and performing around the globe since 1980 and has cultivated a fanatically loyal following of rockers, rebels and all types of music lovers.   He is known for making his upright double bass appear as if it were a lightweight instrument as he spins, throws it in the air, catches and plays it on stages throughout the world.  His concert show is a time for him to tell stories about his days on the road and in the music business for the last 40 years – Sharing stories about his adventures!

Check out upcoming Stray Cats and Lee Rocker performances at leerocker.com/shows.

FIRST NORTH AMERICAN PERFORMANCE IN 10 YEARS AT UPCOMING  “VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND" 

STRAY CATS BRIAN SETZER, LEE ROCKER & SLIM JIM PHANTOM REUNITE FOR FIRST NORTH AMERICAN PERFORMANCE IN 10 YEARS AT UPCOMING “VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND”  APRIL 21, 2018 

Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom–original founding members of the acclaimed American Rockabilly trio, the STRAY CATS–will reunite for their first North American performance in 10 years on Saturday, April 21 in Las Vegas at The Orleans when they headline “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend.” The iconic group, known for their high-energy performances with hits such as“Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” and “Rock This Town,” are honored to share the stage with such musical legends as Jerry Lee Lewis and Duane Eddy. 

“There’s something magic about a Stray Cats show, Viva Las Vegas is the perfect event to experience that. C’mon down and Rock This Town!”  –Brian Setzer 

“Just a string bass, a guitar and a drum, Stray Cats are back to show em how it’s done. 39 years after our first gigs, we’re back!  Can’t wait to Rock again with my brothers Brian and Slim.” –Lee Rocker 

“Happy and thrilled to be hitting the stage with the Cats at Viva Las Vegas. We’re The Rockabilly Kings back to reclaim our throne!” –Slim Jim 

Beginning April 19, “Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend” will showcase over 100 live bands across four days, eight burlesque shows, a massive car show (all cars built before 1964), vintage fashion show, a pin-up contest and jiving lessons and jiving contest. On hand will be over 120 vendors, pool parties, bands, music all night,  DJ’s & record hops plus much more. For tickets and more information, visit: www.vivalasvegas.net

Tour Dates

Date Event Location
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville, ON CANADA Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville, ON CANADA
RiverCenter for the Performing Arts RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Columbus, Georgia RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Columbus, Georgia
The Westport Library The Westport Library, Westport, Connecticut The Westport Library, Westport, Connecticut
Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron, OH 44325 Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, Akron, OH 44325
Fairfield Community Arts Center Fairfield Community Arts Center , Fairfield, Ohio Fairfield Community Arts Center , Fairfield, Ohio
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts , Illinois 61701 Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts , Illinois 61701
Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, Ashwaubenon, WI 54304 Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, Ashwaubenon, WI 54304
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, Immokalee, FL Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, Immokalee, FL
Old School Square Pavillion Old School Square Pavillion, Delray Beach, Florida 33444 Old School Square Pavillion, Delray Beach, Florida 33444
Monroe Arts Center Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, Wisconsin Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, Wisconsin
Ruth A. Knoll Theater (Schauer Presents) Ruth A. Knoll Theater (Schauer Presents) , Hartford WI 53027 Ruth A. Knoll Theater (Schauer Presents) , Hartford WI 53027
Harford Community College Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD 21015-1627 Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD 21015-1627
Thalian Hall Thalian Hall , Wilmington, NC 28401 Thalian Hall , Wilmington, NC 28401
Mesa Amphitheatre - Cars & Cigars Festival Mesa Amphitheatre - Cars & Cigars Festival, Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre - Cars & Cigars Festival, Mesa, AZ
Las Cruces, New Mexico Las Cruces, New Mexico Las Cruces, New Mexico
Eagle Hill School Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, MA Eagle Hill School, Hardwick, MA
Clayton Center for the Arts Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville, TN Clayton Center for the Arts, Maryville, TN
Peace Center for the Performing Arts Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC
East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
Barrowland Ballroom Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK