“Lee Rocker’s singing naturally captures the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll” – Rolling Stone
Lee Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass in the legendary music group The Stray Cats. Grammy-nominated, The Stray Cats have sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum certified records worldwide. Founded by Rocker, Brian Setzer, and Slim Jim Phantom, The Stray Cats remain a radio staple, were music video pioneers at the infancy of MTV, and repeatedly brought rockabilly music to the top of the charts.
In addition to Stray Cats, Lee Rocker and Phantom Rocker and Slick albums, Rocker has recorded or performed with Carl Perkins, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Keith Richards, John Fogerty, and Scotty Moore. Rocker was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1982. He is considered to be one of the most influential upright bassists in Rock ‘n’ Roll. He continues to create new music, including his 2011 The Cover Sessions EP, which put his Americana twist on classic 1970s radio hits; and 2012’s Night Train to Memphis, an album he characterizes as “the soundtrack of my life” filled with classic rockabilly done like only Rocker can.
Currently touring the U.S., Rocker’s powerhouse, fun-filled shows feature Stray Cats hits such as “Rock This Town”, “Stray Cat Strut”, “Sexy and 17” as well as slamming renditions of songs from his many solo albums. The Chicago Tribune describes Rocker’s playing as “muscular and passionate,” and The Washington Post describes the show as filled with “impressive, catchy, driving songs, frantic romps, finger-snapping swing and brooding slow blues.”