I think it was 2005 and it was another fabulous Austin Chronicle Christmas party. I did not think the night could get any more fun when the band started… In a city known for its obsession with original music, SKYROCKET! is one of the most creative and inimitable cover bands ever to emerge from Austin, Texas. Or anywhere. It all started when a group of friends, some of Austin’s best-known songwriters and recording artists, discovered a common craze for the 1970s era and created K-Tel Hit Machine. They resurrect the hits from many different decades and styles, fearlessly making the songs matter again. And they will MAKE you like it — with a dance party like no other.

This is the most fun I have ever had booking and it will be the most fun you have ever had dancing. None it makes sense, do not worry just enjoy it!

SKYROCKET! the band

Benjamin Hotchkiss – vocals, percussion, guitar
Darin Murphy – drums, vocals, guitar
Johnny Goudie – keyboards, vocals, guitar
Kyle Crusham – guitar, keyboards
Cory Glaeser – bass guitar, vocals
Paul English – guitar, vocals
Trish Murphy – vocals, guitar, percussion
Chris Gebhard – vocals, guitar, percussion