Renagade Radio's Channal Waters interviews Rocky Kramer at the NAMM Convention in January 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center. They stop by the companies that Rocky proudly uses and endorses, including Fender guitars, DigiTech and DOD pedals, ENGL amps and Cleartone strings. She also interviews Rocky Kramer band member Alessandro Bertoni, Allied Artists CEO Kim Richards and Renegade guitarist Kenny Marquez.
Big thanks to Charlie Renagade, Channal Waters, Gene Greenwood and Julie Barnett at Renagade Radio for making this happen!
Allied Artists Music Group’s Rocky Kramer to Begin Principal Photography on Ground-Breaking Music Video
Kramer’s music video to serve as premise for “Saturday Morning Style” children’s rock n’ roll television program
Glendale, CA Allied Artists Music Group’s Norwegian guitar sensation, Rocky Kramer, has been granted a virtual trip back to the future, less Doc Brown’s Delorean time machine. In support of “Firestorm,” Kramer’s freshman offering, the first single “Rock Star,” will be accompanied by an “animation in live action” music video that takes the audience back to Kramer’s youth, with the aid of his animated alter-ego “Little Rocky.”
The Firestorm album, produced by Kim Richards (Pink Floyd, Queen), is concept in nature, presented in the vein of rock n’ roll metal theater. The first single, and its accompanying music video, express the dream of a young rock n’ roller pining to be a “Rock Star.” Kramer’s music label executives tapped sister motion picture company Allied Artists Pictures and its veteran feature film director, Del Harvey, to direct and co-produce, along with Patrick Veeder.
Harvey commissioned a character study designed to capture the essence of a 13 year old Rocky Kramer, scoring a homerun with a “Little Rocky” character that caught the eye of film group executives. Indeed, the Little Rocky character was so engaging that Allied Artists Film Group commissioned an animated pilot for “The Adventures of Little Rocky,” using the same animation in live action techniques being employed in the music video. The Little Rocky character will feature established guest rock stars in each episode, while following the lovable 13 year old animated rocker as he traverses his path toward arena stages!
Kramer’s live band, consisting of Kramer on lead vocals and guitars, Alejandro Mercado on drums and vocals, Michael Dwyer on bass and vocals and Alessandro Bertoni on Keyboards and vocals, are featured in the music video, together with Brandon Shepard, known to Kramer’s fans as the Mean Teacher and various other characters from his live shows.
Allied Artists Music Group began life as the music soundtrack division of Allied Artists Pictures. Throughout the years, the Allied Artists’ name has not only been associated with legendary motion pictures, but truly memorable soundtracks, such as “Cabaret,” by Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. Today, the company strives to produce, market and distribute quality music across all genres that is both timeless and cutting edge.
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Check out the hour long interview with Julie B. on the Band Babe show on Renagade Radio, recorded on January 11th, 2018. Rocky discusses moving to the U.S. from Norway, meeting people in the industry, getting endorsements, getting a deal with Allied Artists and recording his upcoming Firestorm album, which is coming out soon! He also talks about the upcoming tour with The Rocky Kramer Band and an exciting music video for the first single Rock Star, which you'll get a sneak peak of in this interview! They're joined by photographer Justice Howard at the end, before she hosts her own show.
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Photo shoot with the extraordinary photographer Justice Howard, featuring real snakes, taken care of by Navarone Garibaldi. Big thanks to the crew and the people at Cherry Soda Studios!
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Here's a quick preview from this week's Rocky Kramer Band photoshoot with Hector Ramos in Los Angeles. Lots more to come!
Big thanks to Crüefest, especially Nick, and the world famous Whisky A Go Go for having us, and my band, crew and associates for a very successful night.
Photos by Hector Ramos, Allied Artists Staff Photographer.
It was a pleasure to play Crüefest at the Whisky A Go Go on Saturday, but what made it extra special was having Jimmy Steinfeldt there to take photos of it all. Jimmy is an excellent photographer who recently released his second Rock 'N' Roll Lens book. Check him out at www.jimmysteinfeldt.com!
Rocky Kramer is playing the 16th Annual Crüefest on July 29th at the world famous Whisky a Go Go.
Other acts: Niterain, Bitch, Evol Walks, Blacklist Union, PictureYes, DJ Alex Kayne, Love Weapon and Roni Lee.
Proceeds benefiting Letty's Angels of Hope.
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The Rocky Kramer Band performing live for the first time on June 16th, at the Coachella Valley Music Show Anniversary Concert at The Hood in Palm Desert. With Kris Persson on drums, Alessandro Bertoni on keyboards and special guest Prescott Niles of The Knack and Missing Persons on bass.
Photographer: Hector Ramos.