THE ROCKETS are one of the most successful pop groups to ever come out of South Africa.
They were recently honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ghoemas. Their 50th Anniversary sold out show at Grand West Arena in Cape Town also received a SAFTA award for Best Music Show production.
They have 3 South African Music Awards nominations under their belt, namely “Beste Pop Album”,“Best Pop Performance” and “Best Contemporary Dance Performance” categories.
Over the past 20 years THE ROCKETS have done more than 30 international trips which have included numerous performance in Australia, Bahrain, UAE, Egypt, Seychelles, Morocco and various other countries in the Middle East as well as other parts of Africa.
THE ROCKETS have supported many international acts in South Africa. These include Usher, Ronan Keating, Will Young, Patrizio Buanne, Alicia Keys, P.Diddy, Eddy Grant, Luther Vandross, The Spice Girls, Wet Wet Wet, Billy Ocean, The O’Jays and many others
They have also performed at many other prestigious events in South Africa, including amongst others: The Staying Alive Aids concert at Greenpoint stadium filmed by MTV and watched by an estimated audience of 2 billion, Unite of the Stars, the massive “Concerts in the Park” held at Ellis Park, “KKNK, “Rand Show“, The Jazzathon, The Richtersveld Land Claim Celebration, Taliep Petersen Tribute show at Grand West Arena, and many more.
THE ROCKETS have had a long and successful recording career releasing many singles, maxi-singles, albums, CD’s and DVD’s that together, have sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Their music has featured prominently on most of the Radio Station charts in Southern Africa and many have held the no.1 spot.
THE ROCKETS are more than just a group; they’re a musical institution! The Rockets have travelled in excess of 3 million kilometers performing before millions of fans, and they continue to set both local and international stages alight with their colourful, uncompromising and energetic performances.
GENRE: Pop / R&B / Rock