Happy holidays to everyone around the world. May the season be filled with love and joy, family and friends, and delicious food and drinks! God jul!
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who came to my show at The Whisky on Sunday, and a huge thank you to my band and crew. We had a film crew there filming the show and doing interviews (more about that later), so we had a lot to worry about, but it was such a fun and successful night. If you weren't there or just want to relive last night, here are some photos taken by the excellent photographer Mathias Fau.
November 15th update: More photos by Hector Ramos.
November 24th update: Even more photos by Kathy Kielar.
Rocky Kramer live at The Funkyard Theater outside ReBar in downtown Las Vegas on November 3rd, 2018. Photos by Sandra Hahn.
Get ready to rock, because The Rocky Kramer Band will be returning to The Whisky A Go Go on November 11th, at 9:30 PM, opening up for Black ‘N Blue. If you’re a member of the KISS Army, you might be aware of their connection to KISS, with Tommy Thayer being their original guitarist and Gene Simmons producing two of their albums. Be prepared for a full night of rock and roll!
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One more thing, make sure to look your best, since my show will be professionally filmed!
Hailing from Norway, Rocky Kramer is about to set the world on fire!
This twenty-something has an old soul in the world of rock and I was very excited to sit down with him for an interview during his recent visit to Seattle as the headliner at Seattle Hempfest.
Meeting at Zadart Exotic Car Club & Rentals (I seriously need to come back here and actually check out more of the cars – Sallye and Jackson were so incredibly friendly!) in Bellevue for a promo shoot a couple of days before his performance at Hempfest, I met with Rocky and the CEO of Allied Artists, Kim Richards, who signed Rocky to their record label a few years ago.
I'm excited to share that I'm now exclusively represented by Mavrick Artists Agency for commercials, television and film. Here with their remarkable agent Ted Maier. This is actually a dream come true for me, so I'm super stoked about it!
Photos of the Rocky Kramer Band performing at Seattle Hempfest on August 18th, 2018. All photos by Sandra Hahn.
Listen to Rocky Kramer’s music, and you’re treated to an edgy metal sound with classical undertones that belie his traditional upbringing (his father was First Violinist in the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra). Chat with Rocky, and you’re treated to a young man on a mission to make the world more environmentally sustainable.
Rocky moved from Norway to Los Angeles to advance his musical career and is making his second trip to Seattle. He visited last year to see one of his favorite bands, Metallica, headline an epic concert at CenturyLink Field. This year, he’s back for a headlining gig of his own – tonight at HempFest.
Rocky chatted with Northwest Music Scene about his musical upbringing and his love of 80’s heavy metal. He also shared why he supports hemp as a key weapon in the future of our planet’s sustainability, even though he does not use cannabis recreationally.
NWMS: You have a classical music upbringing. How and when did you first hear a metal band?
RK: My first experience seeing a live band was a sound check. My father was the First Violinist in the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. They were doing a New Year’s Eve special that was going to be televised nationally and he took us with him to the sound check. TNT were performing one of their new singles and they had the smoke machines! It was my first experience seeing a rock band live and it was very influential. It went from that to KISS. There was a neighbor who had a few KISS cassettes. KISS was my first metal band, if you want to call them metal. Some people call them heavy metal. I think they’re on the “nicer” end of the spectrum – more on the commercial side. So, it went from KISS to Iron Maiden to Metallica to all kinds of bands. It was a slow progression. You start out with one band and people say, “if you like that then you might like this.”