Andy was supposed to be the stand-in drummer in Chris & Mikes other band, High-Speed Generation, but as it turned out they all shared the same thoughts & ideas on forming a band still in the Rockabilly style but with a more modern approach, so in late 2009 Rocket Overdrive were formed. Chris mentioned the project to Patrik at Enviken Records whom right away got interested and asked them to record a simple demo at next rehearsel, In a little while a cassette was sent to him and it didn't take long until he called Chris up to talk about recording an album at the Enviken Records studio. So without even doing one live gig they entered the studio to start working on their first album in the beginning of 2010.

Rocket Overdrive have a classic Rockabilly line-up, guitar, drums & a thumpin' slap bass. But these youngsters are no copycats. They combine their influences from heroes of the heydays of Rockabilly like Johnny Burnette, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash & Gene Vincent, to name a few, with more contemporary pop/punk sounds and have come up with a fresh and unique style that has already garnered some attention.

Their first gig took place in Strömsund in northern Sweden, a neat eight hour trip, one way that is... It went down a storm and the rumour spread fast bout this threesome and now it looks like they'll be busy for a while. Rocket Overdrive got a bright future ahead no doubt. Be sure to catch them when they hit your town!

Rocket Overdrive is:
Chris Rocket - Guitar & Lead vocals
Mike Teardrop - Upright Bass & Backup vocals
Andy Eastwood - Drums
Rasmus Andersson - Guitar & Backup vocals


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