The GRAMMYs 2023
RK: I had a wonderful time at The GRAMMYs last night! It was my first time at The GRAMMYs and first time in a limo. It There were many highlights, but my favorite moment was watching Stevie Wonder's spectacular performance. I didn't know he used a teleprompter! Also, congrats to Beyoncé for most Grammy wins ever. Well deserved!
A Look Into 2023
Hailing from the Scandinavian Peninsula country of Norway, Rocky Kramer is truly a modern-day Viking, poised to take no prisoners as he conquers the hearts, minds and souls of rockers around the world!”
PVM Magazine Interview: https://pvmmagazine.com/guitar-virtuoso-rocky-kramer-a-look-into-2023/
Considered one of the greatest guitarists of our times, Rocky has appeared with legends including Rick Wakeman, Ozzy Osbourne, John Lodge, Steve Vai, Leland Sklar, Kenny Aronoff, Joey Belladonna, Buckcherry, Prescott Miles and a cascade of others.
Rocky Kramer is also the host of “Rock & Roll Tuesdays”, live every Tuesday on Twitch, the phenomenal rock show where Kramer performs weekly to a loyal watching/listening crowd all over the world.
You’ve had a phenomenal year in 2022, what were some of the highlights for you?
2022 was an interesting year. I put the band back together with new, very talented musicians. I’ve worked closely with the script writers for “Rockin’ in Time” and I filmed a Toyota commercial late last year that aired this year, which was very exciting, because I got many messages from friends and fans who saw it on TV. I saw it for the first time on TV during the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this fall. It’s a special feeling to see yourself on TV. In May, I performed my first full live performance with my new band at the Santa Fe Springs Art Festival, where we performed songs from “Firestorm”, a couple of new songs and a spectacular finale, performing “My Sharona” with the bass player from The Knack, Prescott Niles. Since then, I’ve been rehearsing the next album and the soundtrack to my upcoming movie “Rockin’ in Time” with my band.
Have you begun working on your movie yet and if so, what has your experience been thus far, and if not, what are your expectations?
We’ve been developing and fine tuning the script, while also rehearsing the music with my band, including unique songs for the movie, a couple of covers and a few tracks from my new album. I’m not allowed to say much more than that, but this movie is going to be a lot of fun and exciting for everyone. Filming starts this year so we’re getting close to kicking the production into overdrive. Making a movie is a long process, but I’m excited about the direction the script is going. I think it’s gonna be a fun movie!
Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?
I generally don’t have any major New Year’s resolutions, but I like the idea of trying to take better care of myself and the people around me as each year goes by. Life is unpredictable so it’s important to stay healthy and have a positive attitude.
What are you most looking forward to in the new year?
I’m looking forward to both recording my next album “Alone in the Rain” and filming “Rockin’ in Time”. My new band is incredible so I think we’re gonna get a great selection of amazing tracks and filming my first movie is a huge moment in my career, so I can’t wait!
Will you be coming out with new music in 2023 and if so, what can we expect?
My upcoming album “Alone in the Rain” is a concept album with a symphonic blend of thrilling guitar solos, heavy riffs, catchy synth melodies and high-octane vocals. If “Firestorm” is the appetizer, “Alone in the Rain” is the main course. Alone in the Rain’s release date hasn’t been announced yet and it will be coordinated with the movie, as well as the movie’s soundtrack, which will have some original material on it. So, when the movie comes out, be ready for lots of Rocky Kramer music!
Aside from your movie and your music, what’s new for Rocky in 2023 and beyond?
I’ve learned that it’s important to keep an open mind when a new year starts. But I’m not kidding myself; 2023 is going to be a very busy year for me, my band and a whole bunch of motion picture people! It’s hard to predict what a year has to offer, so I’m staying positive that wonderful and exciting things will result from all the hard work. I’m looking forward to a great year, not only for me, but for the world. I wish everyone a Happy New Year!
Happy New Year 2023
Wishing everyone a warm and wonderful holiday, filled with joy and happiness. Merry Christmas!
Check out this rockin' Toyota commercial with Rocky Kramer playing guitar!
SFS Art Fest 2022
The Rocky Kramer Band performs at the SFS Art Fest on May 6, 2022 with special guest Prescott Niles from The Knack.
The Rocky Kramer Band:
Rocky Kramer - Guitars, Vocals
Allison Piccioni - Keyboards, Keytar
Mike Clairmont - Bass, Keys
Charles Wiley - Drums
Photos by Kelli Hayden / kellihayden.com
Photos by German Sanchez
Santa Fe Springs Art Festival
Rocky Kramer, the local rocker who hit #1 on the Global DRT Charts with his single “Rock Star” will be playing the Main Stage at the Sante Fe Springs Art Festival on May 6th, 2022. This incredible event is taking place at The Clarke Estate, located at 10211 Pioneer Blvd, Santa Fe Springs, California, 90670.
The Hollywood Digest sat down with Rocky Kramer to find out more about his busy year and projects coming in the near future.
Hollywood Digest: Rocky, this has already been a huge year for you thus far, an appearance in New York alongside some iconic musicians, being selected for a major motion picture and now… what led to you being selected to perform on the main stage at the SFS Art Fest, aside from the fact that you’re a fabulous musician?
Rocky Kramer: Santa Fe Springs is pretty much what I consider home-turf, so I wanted to finally perform for the people in my area. It was something we were planning before the pandemic, but since the festival got cancelled two years in a row because of it, we’re now finally able to do it. The SFS Art Fest is all about expressing yourself, and I’ve actually attended the festival multiple times before, so I’m quite familiar with it and the hard work that goes behind it. The nice thing is that not only will I be performing my music this year, Allied Artists and Mutt Productions will be there as well to talk about our upcoming movie “Rockin’ in Time.”
Full interview available at The Hollywood Digest:
Sunday Night Army
Check out Rocky's interview with The Sunday Night Army below, where he talks about rock music, his album Firestorm and his newest single Alcohol.
The Entertainment Engine
This week on The Entertainment Engine we speak with Los Angeles based guitarist, vocalist and composer Rocky Kramer, who has been song-writing from an early age.
Hailing from Norway, Rocky Kramer is truly a modern-day Viking, poised to take no prisoners as he conquers the hearts, minds and souls of rockers around the world! Rocky is a formidable musician.
Rocky hosts a show called Rock 'n' Roll Tuesdays on Twitch, and has secured the lead role in a movie called Rockin' In Time. We discuss his early beginnings in Norway, how he found his love for rock music, performing live and touring, and we learn about his debut album "Firestorm" that was released in August of 2019 by Allied Artists Music Group, together with an epic music video, reaching #1 on the Global DRT chart, as well as racking up a Best Rock Performance nomination for the 2019 Hollywood Music In Media Awards ("HMMA"). Rocky was voted Best New Male Rock Musician by the editors of Rock Over America Magazine and is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences ("The Grammys").
We really hope you enjoy the conversation we had with Rocky....
You can listen to the full episode on all streaming/download platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify & Amazon Podcasts, Castbox & more.
Happy New Year 2022